A panel on gun violence included members from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, one of whom is a former gang member.

Panel advocates gun violence awareness

October 23, 2014 0 comments

During a panel event Wednesday, Moral Voices invited various leaders to engage in dialogue about gun violence in Providence and community-based solutions.

Christine Ferguson, director of HealthSource R.I., speaks about the functioning of Rhode Island’s health exchange  as part of a Taubman Center panel discussion. Christine Hunsinger MPA’08, CEO of BGP Strategies, also spoke.

HealthSource R.I. director emphasizes clarity in vision of health exchange

October 23, 2014 1 comment

Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, HealthSource R.I., has outperformed most other states’ systems in the year since it opened to the marketplace.

Ballot prop. pushes for boost to arts funding

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The passage of Question 5 would enable the state to issue $35 million in bonds to support facilities improvements in nine organizations.

Mayoral race heats up with new endorsements, donations

October 23, 2014 0 comments

Providence’s mayoral candidates are seeking to build momentum by leveraging endorsements from politicians and unions considered valuable in a tight race.

Independent mayoral candidate Vincent “Buddy” Cianci mingles with Brown students at a campaign event on College Hill earlier this month. Cianci, who previously served 22 years as mayor, is running for a seventh time.

Cianci touts past as he aims for comeback

October 23, 2014 2 comments

Former mayor and independent mayoral candidate Vincent “Buddy” Cianci touted his 22 years of experience as mayor.

Both Democratic candidate Gina Raimondo and Republican candidate Allan Fung emphasized their support for women’s reproductive rights.

Gubernatorial candidates debate 38 Studios loan repayment

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Repayment of the 38 Studios loan and reproductive rights dominated discussion Tuesday night at the gubernatorial debate.

The 21st Annual Report on the Performance of State Highway Systems found that over 50 percent of bridges in the state are deficient and eligible for federally funded repairs.

State infrastructure falls flat

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Rhode Island placed 47th in the country in the overall condition of its highway systems in 2012.

Jane Hayward, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Health Center Association speaks about the importance of community health centers in Rhode Island in a lecture Monday.

Community health center expansion brings savings, challenges

October 21, 2014 0 comments

The Alpert Medical School hosted a lecture Monday on Rhode Island’s community health centers.

Elections Roundup: Oct. 21, 2014

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Gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gina Raimondo, Republican Allan Fung and Moderate Robert Healey will face off in a debate Tuesday night.

Reports examine profiling among R.I. police departments

October 16, 2014 0 comments

Report on race and traffic stops found that “in 24 Rhode Island communities, minorities were more likely to be pulled over than whites for a traffic stop.”