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State ban on flavored vape products triggers lawsuit

Today marks one month since Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Rhode Island Department of Health banned the sale of flavored vaping products in the state in an effort to address growing public health concerns around vaping, particularly among youth. The ban has received mixed reviews and also sparked a lawsuit: ...

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Young R.I. politicians urge youth to vote in 2020

As the leaves turn and the 2020 election season looms, progressive groups in Rhode Island are focused on mobilizing a massive voting bloc with notoriously low turnout: young people. On Oct. 21, Sunrise Providence and the Rhode Island Working Families Party aimed to harness the demographic’s power ...

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Providence Public Schools to provide free meals to all students

In a sweeping effort to improve access to nutrition among its students, the Providence Public School District is offering free breakfast and lunch to students at all grade levels, with no eligibility requirements. Providence elementary schools first eliminated eligibility requirements for free breakfast ...

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Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members. The plan, released by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation Sept. 5, includes building a bus tunnel underneath Washington Street, which runs between ...

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Students reflect on climate activism

Since over 1000 people participated in Providence’s climate strike two weeks ago, local organizers said they have seen more students mobilize for climate justice. But some organizers expressed fear that students on campus might be too complacent and insulated to organize consistently for the future. Turnout ...

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