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City Council to vote on Hope Point Tower

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City Council to vote on Hope Point Tower

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Following two public hearings on the proposed Hope Point Tower project, the Providence Committee on Ordinances voted Thursday night to open the project to a full City Council vote.

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy cohosted a panel Wednesday that featured discussion surrounding midterm election results. Panelists included Professor of Political Science Juliet Hooker, who discussed the extent to which the media industry is responsible for countering fear-mongering tactics.

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Panel discusses impact of midterm elections

November 8, 2018 0 comments

A day after the midterm elections, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy co-hosted “The Impact of the Midterm Elections,” a panel featuring University professors from the political science department.

R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

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R.I. voters elect Democrats across state in high-turnout election

November 7, 2018 0 comments

Rhode Islanders showed up and went blue Tuesday, with the highest midterm voter turnout in over a decade. Voters elected a Democratic majority across every statewide and federal office and approved a $250 million bond issue to rebuild schools.

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Election day, by the numbers

November 4, 2018 0 comments
After the massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh last weekend, protests denouncing anti-Semitism have been held across the country.

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Protesters decry fascism, anti-Semitism

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Community members met in front of Providence City Hall Saturday afternoon in protest of white supremacy and fascism following the Oct. 27 massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The Trump administration’s proposal to define gender would limit federal protections for trans people, according to the New York Times.

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Trans-rights activists rally at State House

November 4, 2018 0 comments

Speaking on the steps of the Rhode Island State House Saturday morning, Payton James, a member of Rhode Island Pride, instructed hundreds of protesters to hold the hands of the people standing next to them.

UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

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UHIP improves timeliness, efficiency

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Last week, Cranston Mayor and Republican candidate for Governor of Rhode Island Allan Fung released a television advertisement attacking incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo for mismanaging the United Health Infrastructure Program, a Department of Human Services and Executive Office of Health and Human Services initiative.

In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

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In race for City Hall, school funding takes center stage

November 2, 2018 0 comments

The final week in the race for Providence mayor has highlighted key differences between the candidates in their stances on the Providence school system and potential funding solutions.

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

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R.I. college students navigate politics on different campuses

November 2, 2018 0 comments

When Alyssa Cohen enrolled in Providence College she expected a conservative campus because of its Catholic affiliation. But she said she was not anticipating the difficulties that accompanied her liberal views.