A special legislative commission studying the placement of solar panels on interstate highways was announced in a September press release from the Rhode Island state House of Representatives. In their short inaugural meeting Sept. 13, the commission discussed which stakeholders to include in future ...
Jacob SmollenMetro Editor
Jacob Smollen is a Metro editor covering city and state politics and co-editor of the Bruno Brief. He is a junior from Philadelphia studying International and Public Affairs.
A survey conducted in 2022 by the Department of Planning and Development found that addressing building quality and affordable housing over the next two decades is a top priority for Providence residents.
On Sept. 5, Gabe Amo, a former White House aide under the Obama and Biden administrations, won the special primary election for Rhode Island’s 1st U.S. Congressional District.
Rhode Island is conducting its first point-in-time count of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness since 2018, according to a press release from the Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness and the Rhode Island Continuum of Care’s Youth Action Board.
Project Weber/RENEW, CODAC selected to open country’s first state-regulated overdose prevention centerBy Jacob Smollen | April 23
The center will enable individuals to use illicit drugs under supervision by medical professionals and access recovery assistance.
Advocates on both sides swarmed the State House, testifying for hours on gun-related bills.
Survivors detailed experiences with Title IX policies at Princeton, and faculty at Rutgers University went on strike.
Many low-income Rhode Island residents are finding it difficult to source fresh produce as SNAP becomes one of many welfare programs to be restricted since the pandemic.
Proponents of the bill argue that overdose prevention centers would save lives. Critics are unconvinced.