Rep. Tina Spears (D-Charlestown, South Kingstown, New Shoreham, Westerly) introduced H7022 — a bill to improve coastal resiliency — in the Rhode Island House of Representatives Jan. 5. The bill mandates the creation of a coastal resiliency plan by June 30, 2025.
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Twenty of the 41 students arrested at a Dec. 11 University Hall sit-in for divestment and ceasefire were arraigned at 9 a.m. Monday. The students pleaded not guilty to “willful trespassing within school buildings” and received a pretrial conference date of March 5.
In preparation for the primary elections on April 2, Rhode Island legislators and members from both the Democratic and Republican parties will be meeting with residents and community members this month. A full calendar of events for each party can be found on the Rhode Island Democratic Party website ...
This past weekend, R.I. VegFest — an annual vegan food festival in Rhode Island — brought over 85 plant-based and vegan vendors to the WaterFire Arts Center.
From voting rights, healthcare and housing to minimum wage, several new laws from the State House went into effect on Jan. 1. Here’s a summary of the legislation and how they will impact Rhode Islander in the new year.
The Providence 6th Division District Court has postponed the court arraignment for the 41 arrested students to Feb. 12 and 14, according to a press statement from the Brown Divest Coalition. The students were previously scheduled to appear in court between Jan. 9 and 18.
The court date for 41 arrested students affiliated with the Brown Divest Coalition will likely be postponed after the University agreed to requests from the students' legal team, according to University Spokesperson Brian Clark.
Angell Brown emphasized the importance of conscientious preservation as she assumes her new role