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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.

New ramen shop to make splash on Thayer

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New ramen shop to make splash on Thayer

March 15, 2018 0 comments

Ramen is coming to campus this spring with Boston’s highly rated Ganko Ittetsu slated to open at 215 Thayer St. in May.

Number of women in statewide, national races up since 2016

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Number of women in statewide, national races up since 2016

March 11, 2018 0 comments

More women are running for office in the Rhode Island General Assembly in this election cycle than previously, according to Rhode Island Public Radio.

The Trump administration announced a new oil drilling proposal in early January that could open 90 percent of U.S. coastal waters for oil drilling, including coastal waters in Rhode Island.

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Politicians, students respond to Trump’s offshore drilling plans

March 11, 2018 0 comments

Since United States Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Trump administration’s new National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program in early January, the outcry has been swift and persistent, both from the public and private sector.

Direct Action for Rights and Equality protestors held broken hearts to symbolize the need for affordable housing in Rhode Island.

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Local advocacy group pushes rent control

March 8, 2018 0 comments

After a childhood littered with eviction notices, Providence native Franklin Rivera began adulthood by moving into an apartment last year — and was promptly faced with a leaking roof, hazardous electrical outlets, an unresponsive landlord and the burden of filing a lawsuit.

Senator Jack Reed D-RI co-wrote the The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research Act to advance pediatric cancer care.

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R.I. senator leads fight against childhood cancer

March 7, 2018 0 comments

As partisan politics dominate the health care debate nationwide, the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions unanimously passed a comprehensive childhood cancer bill, co-written by  Sen. Jack Reed D-RI, in late February.

Mayor Jorge Elorza will allocate an additional $500,000 in fiscal year 2018 to Providence Talks, which aims to improve children’s vocabulary.

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Early education program addresses R.I. youth literacy

March 7, 2018 0 comments

The number of words children hear in their first three years critically impacts their future development, and children from lower-income families will have heard 30 million fewer words than their peers when they start kindergarten, according to a widely cited University of Kansas study.