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Activists protest against Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility's contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in September 2019.

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Wyatt Detention Facility reports first COVID-19 case among detainees, facility in lockdown

April 22, 2020 0 comments

An unidentified prisoner at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility tested positive for COVID-19, according to a daily report sent from Daniel Martin, the facility’s warden, to United States Chief District Court Judge John McConnell Jr. ’80. The prisoner is one of the 490 people currently being held at the facility.

A coalition of over 30 community organizations and faith leaders planned Friday’s car-based rally, during which dozens of advocates circled the R.I. State House.

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Amid fears of COVID-19 sweeping through correctional facilities, a rallying cry: ‘Free Them All’

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Streams of protestors drove around the R.I. State House last Friday, blaring their horns and carrying signs in support of increased releases of incarcerated people from the Adult Correctional Institutions — releases that they say have taken on a potentially life-or-death-significance, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“There is no win-win situation,” said Raj Mahajam, manager of Kabob and Curry. “We are just keeping (the restaurant) open because we want to do something for the customers.”

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On Thayer Street, businesses that stay open watch sales plummet, cut jobs

April 20, 2020 0 comments

Earlier this semester, a Monday afternoon on Thayer Street would mean students filling the windows of Blue State and Ceremony Tea, with lines stretching along the counters of Bajas or East Side Pockets. Now, the street is nearly deserted. 

Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

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Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

April 20, 2020 0 comments

After the Providence Public School District moved to remote learning March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Jennings, a parent at Asa Messer Elementary School, received a text message from the school’s reading coach:

Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

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Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students find themselves far from campus and their usual mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is still providing services to students across College Hill and the globe.

Report finds RI forests need more protection

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Report finds RI forests need more protection

April 9, 2020 0 comments

A report titled “The Value of Rhode Island Forests” found that Rhode Island’s forests provide many public health, economic, social and environmental benefits, but they need more protection from a myriad of threats, according to Tee Jay Boudreau.

Sanders said that while he is dropping out, he will remain on the ballot in the remaining primary states and gather delegates, in hopes of exerting influence over the party platform at the convention. 

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Brown students react to Sen. Bernie Sanders dropping out of presidential race

April 8, 2020 1 comment

Senator Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he is ending his campaign for President of the United States, all but ensuring that former-Vice President Joe Biden will become the Democratic Nominee.

‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

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‘If only I could teleport home’: International students and COVID-19

March 26, 2020 0 comments

When news broke that the University was moving to remote learning and telling students to leave College Hill, Jessica Zhu ’20 was not surprised. She was expecting the announcement. In many ways, it felt as though her whole semester had been building to that moment.

Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

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Gov. Raimondo orders postponement of Rhode Island primary

March 26, 2020 0 comments

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday postponing the 2020 presidential primary and shifting to a predominantly mail ballot model in light of escalating COVID-19 concerns. The election will occur June 2, according to the order, over a month later than the original date of April 28. 

As of March 17, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take-out or delivery services — prompting many to close.

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Rhode Island works to contain COVID-19

March 18, 2020 0 comments

Restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Rhode Island may only offer take out, delivery and drive-thru food and drinks as of March 17, following reports of community transmission of COVID-19 in the state.