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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: 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
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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Credit: Will Hart
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Jack Reed Addresses Concerned Rhode Islanders

 

Today Senator Jack Reed met with Rhode Islanders at the US Federal District Court to discuss his resistance to upcoming Trump policies. Man...

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Support for marijuana legalization at a new high

Three out of five Rhode Islanders want to legalize recreational marijuana. A recent poll commissioned by Regulate Rhode Island shows that 59% of voters are in favor of legalization, up from 57% in 2015...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Cranston City Council Approves Panhandling Ordinance

Last night the Cranston City Council voted in favor of an ordinance that would criminalize panhandling in the city. After hours of discussion and rewriting the bill, the vote was close, with five council members in favor and four opposed...

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Photo credit: Anna Blais. Workers from Women and Infants Hospital picketing outside Care New England headquarters.
Photo credit: Anna Blais. Workers from Women and Infants Hospital picketing outside Care New England headquarters.
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Hundreds of hospital workers protest as contract negotiations continue

On Wednesday, hundreds of workers from the Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island protested as negotiations continue between their union and hospital administration...

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Providence City Hall
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Providence City Hall Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Ordinance Committee Seeks Revisions for Community Safety Act

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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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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