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Providence looks to develop automated public transit

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Providence looks to develop automated public transit

April 15, 2018 0 comments

In a new pilot program, Providence plans to use automated vehicle technology to fill gaps in the city’s public transportation. The program — The Transportation Innovation Partnership — looks to connect downtown Providence to the Woonasquatucket River Corridor. The Rhode Island Department of Transportation will begin the search for vendors […]

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Film discusses Rosa Parks House

April 15, 2018 0 comments

A documentary screened as part of the first annual Rhode Island Black Film Festival yesterday sparked conversation about the reconstruction of a house in which Rosa Parks once lived that is currently located in Providence.

Andrew Yang ’96 concentrated in economics and political science. After graduating, Yang founded his own company, Venture for America, an organization that helps entrepreneurs create jobs in cities.

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Alum makes 2020 presidential bid

April 13, 2018 0 comments

When Andrew Yang ’96 was on College Hill, his life revolved around three activities: Taekwondo, working out and playing video games.

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 […]