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The Boston Urban Debate League is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. WBRU News talked with the students and educators involved.

Credit: Emily Wooldridge. Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest Trump's presidency.

Hundreds protest trump in R.I.

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, hundreds of Rhode Islanders gathered on the State House steps to protest the election results.

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From land to market: RI Farmers

Farmers are facing some challenges, including some of the highest prices for farmland in the country. But a new federal grant is helping new farmers get on their feet.

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Body cameras in Prov. police

Providence police have applied for a federal grant to equip officers with body cameras. Meanwhile, no police officers have volunteered for Boston's pilot body camera program.

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Tampon tax affects R.I. women

Rhode Islanders introduced a bill into the General Assembly last April to repeal the tampon tax, costing women thousands of dollars over the course of their lifetimes.

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Work on Dakota Access Pipeline halted

Yesterday, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is forcing a rerouting of the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This comes as a victory for thousands of people who, in a movement led by indigenous people, have opposed and protested the pipeline, saying that it would threaten the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s water source and several sacred cultural sites...

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Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
Credit: Eli Morimoto. Director for the Rhode Island Working Families Party Georgia Hollister Isman addresses crowd at Burnside Park.
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Rhode Islanders deliver petition with over 1,700 signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed

Today, on a rainy Monday, around 70 people gathered in Burnside Park in Providence to deliver over 1,700 petition signatures to Senators Whitehouse and Reed...

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Boston Debate League celebrates 10 year anniversary

The school day has ended at Edward M Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, but a group of about ten high schoolers remain gathered in Ms. Litten’s classroom...

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Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
Credit: Tomas De Aquino http://bit.ly/2fJ6bIQ Rhode Island may be affected now that recreational pot is legal in Massachusetts
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Rhode Island could be next after recreational pot legalized in Massachusetts

Now that marijuana will be legal in neighboring Massachusetts, Rhode Island may be next. On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters passed ballot question four, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older...

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Credit: Emily Wooldridge. Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest Trump's presidency.
Credit: Emily Wooldridge. Hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House to protest Trump's presidency.
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Hundreds in Providence protest Trump presidency

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House to express their dissent about Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday evening...

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Dozens in Providence protest Dakota Access Pipeline

Last night, dozens of demonstrators gathered at TD Bank on Westminster Street to protest the bank's involvement in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline...

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Woman to lead Rhode Island State Police for first time

Today it was announced that Colonel Ann Assumpico will be the next leader of the Rhode Island State Police. She will be the first woman to lead any police agency within the state...

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Homeless advocates meet with Mayor Elorza to discuss police harassment

Today a group of homeless people and community organizers met with Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza to discuss continued harassment from the police...

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North Providence Town Council lifts zoning ordinance prohibiting brewing

An ordinance prohibiting breweries in North Providence has been repealed, after being in place for almost 50 years. This change was one of sixteen zoning changes made by the North Providence Town Council at last night’s meeting...

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Credit: Davocano, Flickr http://bit.ly/2e6Cxbi. The clown epidemic has heightened during this Halloween season.
Credit: Davocano, Flickr http://bit.ly/2e6Cxbi. The clown epidemic has heightened during this Halloween season.
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Clown craze heightens this Halloween season

Rhode Island police say they're still searching for suspects who attacked a woman while wearing clown masks last week.

This incident in Providence is part of a national clown epidemic over the past few months...

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