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Mayor discusses redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza

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Mayor discusses redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza

February 17, 2017 0 comments

“This is a historic moment for Kennedy Plaza,” Elorza said, noting that a final undeveloped parcel of land in the city center will soon be completed.

R.I. lawmakers reintroduce law to protect abortion rights

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R.I. lawmakers reintroduce law to protect abortion rights

February 15, 2017 0 comments

Rhode Island lawmakers have reintroduced the Reproductive Health Care Act to protect the right to have an abortion in the state.

Town hall crowd urges RI congressmen to resist Trump

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Town hall crowd urges RI congressmen to resist Trump

February 12, 2017 0 comments

Severe weather conditions did not stop hundreds from gathering at Sunday’s town hall meeting at East Providence High School.

Indigenous people rights activists protest DAPL

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Indigenous people rights activists protest DAPL

February 9, 2017 0 comments

Indigenous organizers, tribal leaders and Providence community members protested the controversial pipeline in front of Citizens Bank Wednesday Feb. 8.

Immigration ban disrupts services for RI refugees

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Immigration ban disrupts services for RI refugees

February 6, 2017 0 comments

One hundred refugees were expected to arrive in Rhode Island by this October, prior to President Donald Trump’s executive order, said Jessica Berry

Gov. Raimondo proposes two years of free tuition at state colleges

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Gov. Raimondo proposes two years of free tuition at state colleges

February 6, 2017 0 comments

Gov. Gina Raimondo introduced the Rhode Island’s Promise proposal as a part of her FY2018 budget proposal in a press release Jan. 16.

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Local high school students robbed, assaulted

February 3, 2017 0 comments

Two high school students were assaulted and robbed on the corner of Thayer and Angell Streets Friday afternoon.

Elorza gives State of City address

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Elorza gives State of City address

February 2, 2017 0 comments

Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his annual State of the City address Wednesday, making note of the various and benchmarks reached during his time in office.

RI education leaders speak out against DeVos nomination

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RI education leaders speak out against DeVos nomination

January 31, 2017 0 comments

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could seriously impact education in Rhode Island by privatizing public education.

Despite concern, liquefaction facility plans move forward

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Despite concern, liquefaction facility plans move forward

January 31, 2017 0 comments

National Grid received its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission certificate, giving it permission to proceed to install a natural gas liquefaction facility.