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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.

Lindsay, Emily, and Mike in the studio.
Lindsay, Emily, and Mike in the studio.
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RI community organizers discuss Charlottesville

After the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, WBRU News’ Emily Wooldridge talked with local community organizers about free speech, and what Charlottesville means for anti-racist organizing in Rhode Island...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Activists demand affordable housing

Activists are fighting for Rhode Island Housing (RIH) to use voter-approved bond money to fund low-income housing. Members of local organizations, including Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) and RI Jobs with Justice, gathered this morning outside the RIH offices in Providence for a press conference...

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Guardsmen help animals after Hurricane Harvey. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shelley.
Guardsmen help animals after Hurricane Harvey. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shelley.
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RISPCA matches donations to Harvey animal victims

RISPCA matches donations to Harvey animal victims

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Arms manufacturers had a conference in Newport where Senator Jack Reed gave the keynote address. Photo by Vitaly Kuzmin.
Arms manufacturers had a conference in Newport where Senator Jack Reed gave the keynote address. Photo by Vitaly Kuzmin.
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Protesters gather at arms manufacturers conference

Protesters gather at arms manufacturers conference

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Rhode Islanders concerned about proposed National Grid rate hike

Tomorrow morning the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission is holding a hearing on National Grid’s proposed rate hike. The company has proposed a 53% increase in electricity rates in Rhode Island, meaning bills would go up on $17 a month on average...

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Hundreds gather in Providence following violence in Charlottesville

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Sunday night in a vigil for the victims of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia...

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Activists marched outside the Federal Center chanting  "No borders, no nations, no deportations!" Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Activists marched outside the Federal Center chanting "No borders, no nations, no deportations!" Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Activists continue weekly immigrant rights rallies

Labor and immigration activists in Providence are continuing to rally in support of Hugo Mejia and Rodrigo Nuñez, two workers detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in California on May 3...

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Theresa Agonia, the mayor's Chief Deputy of Staff, fielded questions at the Southside Cultural Center on Tuesday night. Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Theresa Agonia, the mayor's Chief Deputy of Staff, fielded questions at the Southside Cultural Center on Tuesday night. Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Providence pursuing municipal ID program

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is considering a municipal identification program for the city. Elorza spoke to about 100 community members Tuesday night about the program, which would provide identification cards to people who may have trouble obtaining a state ID...

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Reproductive rights activists showed up at the Senate Democrats caucus on Monday. Photo by Charlotte Cooper.
Reproductive rights activists showed up at the Senate Democrats caucus on Monday. Photo by Charlotte Cooper.
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Reproductive rights activists demonstrate at Senate caucus

Women’s rights activists are demonstrating for reproductive rights at the Rhode Island Senate Democrats Caucus this afternoon. The Senate Democrats are meeting at a closed caucus to discuss possible resolutions to the budget impasse...

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The Burrillville Power Plant is seeking a deal with Johnston for its water supply, which would come from the Scituate Reservoir. Photo by thisisbossi.
The Burrillville Power Plant is seeking a deal with Johnston for its water supply, which would come from the Scituate Reservoir. Photo by thisisbossi.
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Providence City Council might oppose power plant in water supply case

On Monday night, a resolution aligning the City of Providence against the proposed Burrillville power plant moved forward in City Council. The resolution urges the city to stand against the energy company behind the power plant...

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