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Two men sue ACI on grounds of illegal sentencing

Joao Neves and Pablo Ortega were just teenagers when they were sentenced to life in prison. Under a law passed last July called the Youthful Offenders Act, colloquially known as “Mario’s Law,” they are entitled to a parole hearing after serving 20 years, according to American Civil Liberties ...

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McKee administration proposes $150 million for climate action

Governor Dan McKee’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2023 includes over $150 million in funding for measures intended to fight climate change and further develop the state’s green economy, according to a Jan. 19 press release. The funding will go towards initiatives such as installing electric ...


RI reaches 95% one-dose vaccination rate

With COVID-19 still raging across the world, Rhode Island has reached a 95% one-dose vaccination rate, currently making it tied for the state with the highest percentage of residents partially vaccinated. Public health experts say the achievement demonstrates Rhode Islanders’ commitment to softening ...

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Mike Ferguson captures Providence, now and then

Providence has a rich history etched into nearly every corner of the city, waiting to be uncovered. Mike Ferguson, who moved to Providence with his family in August 2019, is doing just that — digging into the archival memory of the city to capture its transformations, one historical photograph ...

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Valentine’s Day flea market highlights artisans

On the evening of Feb. 11, local vendors and Providence community members gathered at FarmFresh RI’s facility on 10 Sims St. for the Providence Flea’s first night market of 2022. In addition to its quirky charm, the market offered local craftspeople a chance to sell their products during the ...


Payments for local tax-exempt properties reconsidered

The amount the University voluntarily pays to the city of Providence is being reconsidered after the release of a Jan. 14 report by the Providence Financial Department on the city’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program. As a nonprofit institution, the University does not pay property taxes to the city ...

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Rhode Island indoor, school mask mandates to be lifted

Rhode Island’s statewide school mask mandate will be lifted beginning Mar. 4, leaving individual school districts to make decisions about mask requirements, Gov. Dan McKee announced in a press conference Wednesday, Feb. 9. The executive order that required either indoor masking or proof of vaccination ...

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Providence Public School District opens fully in person

The Providence Public School District is adopting in-person learning for the remainder of the school year, Governor Dan McKee announced Dec. 29. Since the start of the pandemic, COVID-19 has been disrupting schooling across the country, leaving local educators, health experts and community members ...


Black Lives Matter RI PAC reflects on first year and a half

Black Lives Matter Rhode Island Progressive Action Committee launched over a year ago in July 2020 with the aim of helping a diverse group of young, progressive politicians run for state and local office. The organization’s overarching goal is “to see systemic racism dismantled,” according ...

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