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The University has yet to publicly respond to the recent moped crash involving Providence Police, which left 24-year-old Jhamal Gonsalves critically injured and in a coma.

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Brown students respond after Jhamal Gonsalves left in coma following moped crash involving police

November 9, 2020 0 comments

After Jhamal Gonsalves was critically injured on a moped in a crash involving Providence police Oct. 18, a wave of protests flared up in the city over police brutality.

The eye-glass chain Warby Parker opened its first Rhode Island location on Thayer Street this October.

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Eyewear chain Warby Parker opens on Thayer Street

November 8, 2020 0 comments

Eye-glass chain Warby Parker opened their first Rhode Island store on College Hill at the end of October. The Providence location, one of the company’s over 100 brick-and-mortar retail shops, sits at the corner of Thayer and Meeting Street.  

Rhode Island residents gather at State House in response to Biden win

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Rhode Island residents gather at State House in response to Biden win

November 7, 2020 0 comments

On one side of Gaspee Street early this afternoon, a large group of people danced, cheered and cried in celebration of former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) victory in the presidential election.

Days after election night, no declared winner in race for presidency

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Days after election night, no declared winner in race for presidency

November 6, 2020 1 comment

Over two days after the first polls closed on Election Day, no winner has been declared in the race for U.S. president. Former Vice President Joe Biden moved closer to an electoral college victory early Nov. 6.

Ocean State sees record voter turnout as R.I. expands forms of voting

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Ocean State sees record voter turnout as R.I. expands forms of voting

November 6, 2020 5 comments

More than 500,000 Rhode Islanders voted in the 2020 general election, eclipsing the state’s previous all-time record for voter turnout in 2008. 

Rhode Island’s name will no longer include “plantations” after a referendum passed to remove the word on Tuesday, ending a decade-long push.

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Rhode Island changes state name to remove ‘Providence Plantations’

November 5, 2020 2 comments

Successfully ending a campaign that began over 10 years ago, a referendum to remove “Providence Plantations” from the state name of Rhode Island passed on Tuesday with a vote of 52.9 percent approval, according to the Rhode Island Board of Elections.

As vote tallying in key swing states continues, current results project a Biden victory

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As vote tallying in key swing states continues, current results project a Biden victory

November 4, 2020 0 comments

As electoral votes are still being counted in key swing states like Nevada and Pennsylvania nearly 24 hours after Election Day, signs point to a potential victory for Joe Biden.

R.I. Elections Roundup: Mack ’16 wins election to State Senate as R.I. Dems reelected to U.S. House, Senate

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R.I. Elections Roundup: Mack ’16 wins election to State Senate as R.I. Dems reelected to U.S. House, Senate

November 4, 2020 0 comments

While the presidential race continues to be drawn out by counts of mail-in ballots in several swing states, Rhode Island results rolled in sooner.

Biden wins R.I., AP projects

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Biden wins R.I., AP projects

November 3, 2020 0 comments

Former Vice President Joe Biden was projected to be the winner in Rhode Island’s presidential race by the Associated Press, presumptively granting Biden the state’s four votes in the Electoral College.

A majority of voters at Pizzitola Sports Center interviewed by the Herald expressed support for former Vice President Joe Biden. And, despite ‘high morale’, some voters communicated anxiety about the outcome of the election and the possibility of civil unrest in its aftermath.

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Voter turnout low at Pizzitola Sports Center as mail-in ballots surge in R.I.

November 3, 2020 0 comments

Voter turnout was relatively low on Election Day at the Pizzitola Sports Center, the polling location for on-campus students and many other voters on Providence’s East Side.