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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.

Community members voice opinions on proposed reproductive health bills

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Community members voice opinions on proposed reproductive health bills

April 11, 2018 0 comments

The State Judiciary Committee’s hearing on reproductive rights yesterday covered legislation that drew hundreds of community members to the State House, from high school students to baby boomers.

The six local advocacy groups that compose AMOR convened Feb. 14 to celebrate the coalition’s launch of a hotline that offers legal and mental support for immigrants and minorities.

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Local hotline provides legal support to immigrants

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Nearly two months after establishing a hotline that provides support to immigrants and minorities in Rhode Island, the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance is focused on making small-scale community change by offering immediate support to its callers.

Deborah DeBare ’83, the new senior deputy director at the NNEDV, began her work on the issue of domestic violence while she was studying at Brown.

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Brown alum to fight domestic violence at national level

April 8, 2018 0 comments

The National Network to End Domestic Violence has hired Deborah DeBare ’83 as its new senior deputy director. She has served as the executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence for 23 years.

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.