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Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
Providence public schools might face cuts if the General Assembly doesn't pass a new budget soon, according to the Providence School District. Photo by Antony-22.
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Budget impasse impacts RI public schools

The unresolved state budget is hitting Rhode Island school districts. The General Assembly hasn’t agreed on a budget for this fiscal year, which started almost two weeks ago on July 1...

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Activists are expected to rally at the RI State House on Wednesday in support of the Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act. Photo by John M Flores.
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Rhode Island lawmakers race to ensure healthcare protections

Rhode Island leaders are standing against the Senate’s newly unveiled healthcare bill. The bill, also known as “Trumpcare,” includes major cuts to Medicaid and tax cuts for the wealthy...

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A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
A ban on plastic bags would not solve the pollution problem, according to environmental activists. Photo by Kate Ter Haar.
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Environmental group stands against plastic bag-use reduction bill

Rhode Island’s Clean Water Action is against a bill to reduce plastic bag usage. A state House committee had a hearing yesterday on the bill, which would require businesses to use plastic bags made of 20% recyclable material...

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Domestic violence and gun control advocates testified in favor of the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
Domestic violence and gun control advocates testified in favor of the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month. Staff photo by Jake Kuhn.
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Bill to disarm domestic abusers set for House vote tomorrow

A bill to take guns away from domestic abusers is scheduled for a vote tomorrow in the state House Judiciary Committee.

“Every single month, 50 women in our country are killed by an abusive partner with a gun, and that’s just unacceptable," said Jennifer Boylan, a volunteer with the Rhode Island chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Labor activists push for paid sick days under RI law

Rhode Island lawmakers are debating whether or not workers should have guaranteed paid sick days. Activists gathered at the State House last night to speak with representatives about the possible legislation...

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Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
Photo by Mackenzie Abernethy
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Activists lobby for patient protections at RI State House

The Rhode Island House of Representatives is considering a bill to protect patient health care benefits. The Market Stability and Consumer Protection Act would place the patient protections currently covered by the Affordable Care Act into state law...

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Photo by Jake Kuhn.
Photo by Jake Kuhn.
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RI Senate hears testimony for domestic violence gun control bill

Rhode Island state legislators are considering a bill to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. The Protect Rhode Island Families Act would prohibit gun possession by convicted domestic abusers, as well as people with a final restraining order...

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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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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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