Jack is a senior staff writer covering the The Herald's politics and policy beat. He is a junior from Palo Alto, California and is concentrating in History. His writing has also appeared in the Jerusalem Post and the Santiago Times. You can catch him on his late night Safe Walk shift or scarfing down moz sticks at Jo's.

Articles by Jack Brook (26)

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Providence County 2020 Census test underway

April 23, 2018 0 comments

Tony’s Meat Market in Central Falls prominently features a stack of “Nuevos Horizontes,” a local Spanish language newspaper. The paper’s April 9 issue on display devoted two front-page stories to the potential impact of the 2020 census on the city’s community members.

The R.I. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow courts to issue protection orders against individuals deemed a threat.

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House passes ‘Red Flag’ bill to combat gun violence

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60 to eight Thursday to pass a “Red Flag” bill that would allow courts to take action against individuals who own a firearm and are considered to pose imminent danger to themselves or others.

Leah Vernon, author of the blog “Beauty and the Muse,” came to the Providence Public Library as part of its “Hair Brained” series.

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Fashion blogger redefines beauty standards

April 2, 2018 0 comments

Leah Vernon started her blog, “Beauty and the Muse,” in 2013 because every time she looked at a beauty magazine all she saw were tall and thin white women.

New cameras catch speeding violations

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New cameras catch speeding violations

March 21, 2018 0 comments

Providence drivers have paid over $735,000 for traffic violations since the City installed five portable camera units around school zones Jan. 16, according to Billy Kepner, press secretary for the Providence City Council.

Mayor Jorge Elorza will allocate an additional $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 to Providence Talks, which aims to improve children’s vocabulary.

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Early education program addresses R.I. youth literacy

March 7, 2018 0 comments

The number of words children hear in their first three years critically impacts their future development, and children from lower-income families will have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers when they start kindergarten, according to a widely cited University of Kansas study.

Community rallies for assault weapons ban

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Community rallies for assault weapons ban

February 27, 2018 0 comments

Fifteen-year-old Adah Bryan urged lawmakers to do more to prevent gun violence, listing off the mass shootings that had occurred in her lifetime before a crowd of over a hundred community members gathered in the State House rotunda Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s re-election campaign had a fundraising agreement with the Providence Democratic City Committee.

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Financial ethics complaint against Raimondo dismissed

February 27, 2018 0 comments

On Feb. 27, the Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted 5-to-1 to dismiss an ethics complaint filed by GOP Chairman Brandon Bell against Gov. Gina Raimondo, according to a report released by the Commission yesterday.

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Court upholds ruling against Providence Fire Department

February 20, 2018 0 comments

The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2016 ruling Jan. 25 in favor of former Providence firefighter Lori Franchina, who had originally sued the Providence Fire Department in 2012 on the grounds that her colleagues had harassed her because of her sexual orientation and gender.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s new budget proposal aims to increase availability of medical marijuana and reduce opiod use.

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R.I. eyes medical marijuana expansion

February 16, 2018 0 comments

The number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Rhode Island could increase from three to 15, raising $5.1 million in projected revenue, according to a new budget proposal released by Gov. Gina Raimondo Jan. 18.

Sotomayor was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 68-31 in 2009.

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Sotomayor to visit College Hill

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Just a year after the class of 2020 read U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s memoir, “My Beloved World,” they and the rest of the student body will have the opportunity to hear Sotomayor tell her story in person.