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City court enforces lead code with steep fines

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City court enforces lead code with steep fines

April 5, 2019 0 comments

It is well known that lead violations can cost kids their health, but it turns out in Providence, they can also cost property owners a pretty penny.

Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

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Rep. Cicilline ’83 adds to national voter registration bill

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The U.S. House of Representatives passed sweeping voting reform legislation last month with the “For the People Act,” which would institute voting reforms at the federal level. 

City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

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City Council proposes Providence-wide plastic bag ban

April 3, 2019 0 comments

City leaders are on the verge of banning single-use plastic bags in Providence, following the lead of ten other Rhode Island municipalities that have done the same.

While 10 of the bills discussed Tuesday are generally backed by advocates for gun control, the Senate Judiciary Committee also heard testimony on a bill supported by NRA members, which would legalize the possession of tasers.

Gun control, reform bills debated in R.I. Senate

April 3, 2019 0 comments

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard impassioned testimony from supporters and critics of gun reform Tuesday, as the committee considered 11 bills addressing gun safety and access in the state.

Nellie Gorbea advocated for moving the RI Archives from its current location on Westminster Street to a plot of land across from the State House.

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Gorbea calls for new home for RI Archives

April 2, 2019 0 comments

Tucked away in an unassuming blue-tile clad building on Westminster Street is the Rhode Island State Archives, home to hundreds of years of state documents and legal records.

Panelists discussed the importance of sustainable farming and criticized the state’s partnership with Infinity Meats Solutions, LLC, at an event on March 21 organized by Mighty Earth Rhode Island.

Panelists advocate for local farming

April 2, 2019 0 comments

If there’s one thing Mark Phillips, a local farmer, knows best, it’s how to grow a head of lettuce. As a hydroponic farmer, he uses a nutrient-dense solution, which allows him to yield more produce with less water and fertilizer than typical farming methods.

Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

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Board of Elections proposes solution to last-minute voting

April 2, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Board of Elections is expecting an overwhelming number of emergency mail ballots — maybe more than it can handle — during the next general election.

R.I. Department of Transportation is set to launch self-driving vehicles running between Providence Station and Olneyville Square this spring.

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Autonomous vehicles begin on-route testing in Providence

April 2, 2019 0 comments

The future of robots and self-driving cars is dawning on Rhode Island as the state begins on-route testing for the Little Roady Autonomous Shuttle Pilot Project, which was detailed to community members at an informational meeting Monday night.

Wow Air cancelled all flights indefinitely, stranding passengers including multiple Brown students.

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Wow Air strands spring breakers

April 1, 2019 0 comments

When Hans Lei ’21 and Hyun Choi ’21 woke up Thursday morning in Iceland, they had plans to spend their last days of spring break seeing glaciers and ice caves before heading back to Providence the following Saturday.

Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

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Card deck aims to solve R.I. cold cases

March 21, 2019 0 comments

In a new deck of playing cards that aims to solve Rhode Island’s cold cases, the four traditional suits have a new twist — each card features red text with the words “UNSOLVED HOMICIDE.”