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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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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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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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Protests greet VP Pence outside governors’ meeting

The second day of the National Governors Association meeting in Providence is underway. Today’s agenda features speeches by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Vice President Mike Pence, who was met in Providence by protests...

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Q&A with Vanessa Flores-Maldonado, Campaign Coordinator of the CSA

Vanessa Flores-Maldonado is the campaign coordinator for the Providence Community Safety Act, a city ordinance that passed recently after four years of work from local groups like the Providence Youth Student Movement, Direct Action for Rights and Equality, and the Olneyville Neighborhood Association...

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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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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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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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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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Providence man begins cross country journey for climate change

On Thursday, Mark Baumer left his house in Providence to go for a walk. He won’t be back until January of 2017, after he’s finished his walk across the country ending in Los Angeles...

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