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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.

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Metro Roundup, April 2

April 1, 2018 0 comments

Three thousand Rhode Islanders bore posters, megaphones and palpable determination as they assembled to stand behind the survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting and demand gun control March 24 at the State House.

Rallying for gun control, thousands gather in March for Our Lives at State House

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Rallying for gun control, thousands gather in March for Our Lives at State House

March 25, 2018 0 comments

As the voices of young students rang across the Rhode Island State House lawn on Saturday, a crowd comprised people of all ages gathered to listen and respond. The Rhode Island politicians who spoke kept their statements brief, seeking to center the student activists in a gun control movement that […]

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R.I. representative introduces bill to support news, media industry

March 23, 2018 0 comments

As digitalization makes information increasingly accessible, the field of journalism has evolved to survive.

A bill that would mandate national background checks for R.I. Uber and Lyft drivers went before the House Committee on Corporations.

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R.I. bill proposes stricter Uber, Lyft driver background checks

March 21, 2018 0 comments

A bill that would require Uber, Lyft and taxi drivers to undergo a national background check before being allowed to work in the state went before the Rhode Island State Legislature’s House Committee on Corporations Tuesday night.

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.

A new art exhibit at City Hall featuring work by international artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos aligns with Mayor Jorge Elorza’s plan to revitalize the Providence art scene.

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City Hall exhibit brings Irish art to Providence

March 20, 2018 0 comments

The Gallery at City Hall unveiled its newest pieces from Irish artist Siobhan Cox-Carlos March 15. Cox-Carlos’ exhibit, “‘GLÁS’ (GREEN): A Contemporary View of the Emerald Isle,” is free and open to the public until May 12.

Solidarity in solitary: the fight for rights

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Solidarity in solitary: the fight for rights

March 18, 2018 0 comments

When Luis Estrada was released from prison Dec. 21, 2005, he had spent almost half of his life incarcerated.

State to consider raising minimum wage

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State to consider raising minimum wage

March 15, 2018 0 comments

On March 14, a fight was taking place at the Rhode Island State House — the fight for higher pay. The State Senate Committee on Labor heard four bills yesterday intended to raise the minimum wage.

The Nash Family Foundation gave the University $45,000 to transport a house belonging to Rosa Parks’ brother from Germany to Providence.

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Rosa Parks exhibition canceled

March 15, 2018 0 comments

The University canceled the planned exhibition of a house connected to Rosa Parks March 8, citing a “dispute” over the house that is independent of the University, wrote Director of News and Editorial Development Brian Clark in an email to The Herald.