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Committee votes on CSA

The Providence City Council Ordinance Committee voted against bringing the Community Safety Act to a full city council vote yesterday. The committee said that there are conflicts between the language of the proposed ordinance and state and federal law...

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students in boston debate

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.

A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy

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.

Credit: Benjamin Branchaud, Carpenters Union Local 94. Over three hundred people showed up at Burnside Park for a march to celebrate International Workers Day.
Credit: Benjamin Branchaud, Carpenters Union Local 94. Over three hundred people showed up at Burnside Park for a march to celebrate International Workers Day.
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International workers day gathering

In honor of International workers day, hundreds of people gathered today at Providence’s Burnside Park.

Michael Araujo is executive director of RI Jobs with Justice, which organized the march...

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Credit: wisegie, Flickr http://bit.ly/2q8hfAw. La Pen to face Macron in the next round of the French elections.
Credit: wisegie, Flickr http://bit.ly/2q8hfAw. La Pen to face Macron in the next round of the French elections.
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Brown U. professors weigh in on French election

Yesterday, voters turned away from France’s traditional political establishment, sending far-right Marine Le Pen and independent candidate Emmanuel Macron to the next round of elections...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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RI schools to change standardized testing

Rhode Island is switching up which standardized tests are used in public schools. The state will abandon the controversial test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and instead students in third to eighth grade will take the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)...

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Rhode Island considers marijuana legalization

A hearing on legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana will take place next week at the Rhode Island State House. Similar hearings on marijuana legalization have occurred for years, but the passage of the legislation seems more likely than ever this year, according to advocates like Jared Moffat...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Rhode Islanders rally for gun safety

Rhode Islanders gathered at the State House yesterday in support of a bill that would keep guns out of the hands of convicted domestic violence abusers...

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Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW.  Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
Credit: SeanMacEntee, Flickr http://bit.ly/2n5CPIW. Tomorrow, the House of Judiciary Committee is is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow for undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license.
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Rhode Island debates immigrant driver’s licenses

Tomorrow the House of Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a Rhode Island driver’s license...

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Jocelyn DoCouto cuts her client Lily Brown's braids in her home in Pawtucket, RI.
Jocelyn DoCouto cuts her client Lily Brown's braids in her home in Pawtucket, RI.
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RI hair braiders fight for deregulation

Jocelyn DoCouto's house is home and business in one. She braids her clients' hair on her living room couch, where client Lily Brown is sitting today...

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Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
Credit: Visha Angelova, Flickr http://bit.ly/2nxFFCb Raimondo's free college tuition proposal off to a rocky start.
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Raimondo’s free college tuition proposal off to rocky start

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposal for two years of free in-state college tuition is off to a rocky start. Some legislators, like House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello are hesitant to endorse a program perceived as economically infeasible, and others see it as a government giveaway...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Protesters call for divestment from banks over Dakota Access Pipeline

Local Native American activists led a demonstration Friday morning at the State House against oil pipelines across the nation. About 40 people attended the protest to call for divesting Providence city funds from banks that fund pipeline projects...

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Credit: Brian Sullivan/Jewish Alliance of Greater RI. People at the gathering held signs that read "Stand Together" and "#NeverAgainMeansNeverAgain".
Credit: Brian Sullivan/Jewish Alliance of Greater RI. People at the gathering held signs that read "Stand Together" and "#NeverAgainMeansNeverAgain".
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Interfaith peaceful vigil opposes anti-semitic acts

Over 500 people gathered Sunday afternoon for an interfaith peaceful vigil to stand in solidarity against recent acts of anti-semitism around the country...

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