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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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RI attorney appointed special master to oversee UHIP

On Thursday, federal judge William E. Smith appointed attorney Deming Sherman to serve as Special Master to oversee Rhode Island’s troubled public benefits program...

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Credit: American Civil Liberties Union www.aclu.org
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ACLU of RI petitions RIDE for policies on transgender rights

WBRU talks with the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island on its latest petition to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

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Providence is paving the way for the number of red light cameras to almost double. Photo by Derek Jensen.
Providence is paving the way for the number of red light cameras to almost double. Photo by Derek Jensen.
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Providence drives forward red-light cameras proposal

The Providence City Council is moving forward on a proposal to increase the number of red-light traffic cameras from 25 to 45. The council voted on the ordinance amendment Monday night, even though local advocates still have questions about the cameras...

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People who solicit donations on roadways are being targeted by another iteration of an ordinance that was previously struck down. Photo by Hanlly Sam.
People who solicit donations on roadways are being targeted by another iteration of an ordinance that was previously struck down. Photo by Hanlly Sam.
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Cranston being sued for panhandling ordinance

The City of Cranston is being sued again for a second panhandling ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island filed the lawsuit today in federal court...

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A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy
A Providence Police Department car, out in the streets. Credit: Mackenzie Abernethy
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ACLU report finds that Black Rhode Islanders are disproportionately arrested for drug posession

In Rhode Island, black people are almost three times more likely than white people to be arrested for drug possession, even though studies show that blacks and whites use illegal substances at about the same rate...

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