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On Friday, about 600 protesters marched through Providence to assemble in front of the State House as part of a national day of climate action.

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Sunrise Movement occupies State House, rallies for climate justice

December 7, 2019 0 comments

Fourteen climate activists were arrested last night, including at least 10 University students, after occupying the Rhode Island State House rotunda for nearly five hours to call on Gov. Gina Raimondo to sign a No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. The activists were released later that night.

Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

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Faculty, staff describe experiences as PPSD parents amid state takeover

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Six months after the Johns Hopkins report documented the systematic underperformance of the Providence Public School District, University faculty, staff and an administrator reflected on their experiences as parents of PPSD students.

Providence recently welcomed a new greenhouse run by hydroponic farming company Gotham Greens.

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New tech-driven greenhouse opens in downtown Providence

December 6, 2019 0 comments

Heads of lettuce cuddle together under a glass sky, warm in an artificial summer despite the snow and wind outside. The picturesque scene marked the opening ceremony for a new greenhouse in Providence run by a hydroponic farming company called Gotham Greens.

Over the past decade, Thayer Street has evolved from an eclectic shopping district to a restaurant and chain-filled strip.

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The changing faces of Thayer Street: Local shops struggle to stay afloat

December 6, 2019 9 comments

Lois Hollingsworth owned Zuzu’s Petals, a dress boutique on Thayer Street, for 24 years. But in 2015, she chose to shutter her store because of what she described as a drastic change in Thayer’s character.

The offshoot of the R.I. Democratic Party Women’s Caucus was established a week before the bylaws were passed.

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Democratic Party Women’s Caucus ends party affiliation

December 2, 2019 0 comments

The Rhode Island Democratic Party Women’s Caucus announced the establishment of a separate allied offshoot unaffiliated with the party called “the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus” at a press release Nov. 19.

R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

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R.I. public universities propose tuition increase

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Tuition rates may be on the rise for students at Rhode Island’s public post-secondary institutions. Recently, the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island all proposed increases to in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees.

Over 60 percent of U.S. citizens opposed the proposal for D.C. statehood, but almost 80 percent of D.C. residents voted in favor of statehood in a 2016 referendum.

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51 for 51 rep talks D.C. statehood

November 22, 2019 0 comments

Members of the American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, League of Women Voters and more gathered to hear arguments in favor of making Washington D.C. the 51st state from D.C. Statehood Coalition member Elinor Hart Wednesday.

High schoolers involved in Young Entrepreneurs of Providence spent eight weeks developing business ideas. Their work culminated Thursday when they pitched their ideas to a faculty and student-led panel at the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Local high schoolers pitch entrepreneurial ideas at Nelson Center

November 22, 2019 0 comments

The 17 Providence high school students who participated in the Young Entrepreneurs of Providence program presented a variety of original products ­— from a health tracker for dogs to an audio note taker — during Pitch Night at the Nelson Center of Entrepreneurship Thursday.

Over 40 young adults gathered at Trinity Brewhouse to watch Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate.

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College students across political spectrum, state host debate-night events

November 21, 2019 0 comments

From College Democrats of Rhode Island to the University’s chapter of Turning Point USA, student-led political groups hosted events throughout Providence Wednesday night to watch the latest Democratic presidential debate.

Students from The Wheeler School are working on a French-themed mural in hopes of completing the work before Thanksgiving.

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New murals populate Thayer Street

November 21, 2019 0 comments

In an effort to bring more art to Thayer Street, The Wheeler School is working with Thayer Street District Management Authority to create a series of murals along the street.