Amended cannabis legalization bills introduced and on path to passage
May 17, 2022

Amended cannabis legalization bills introduced and on path to passage

“The magnitude of the cannabis legislation, specifically the state-initiated expungement piece, is without equal,” said Representative Leonela...

May 3, 2022

McKee administration issuing cash bonuses to landlords during a booming market

“There are over 200 people, individuals as well as those living in families, currently staying outside. Winter...

Trinity Rep board member targeted by Boston-based tenant group for evicting vulnerable people and racist gentrification
April 30, 2022

Trinity Rep board member targeted by Boston-based tenant group for evicting vulnerable people and racist gentrification

“Trinity Repertory Theater has an anti-racist mission,” noted City Life/Vida Urbana Communications Director Gabriela Cartagena, “so if...

April 26, 2022

Homeless advocates protest outside Governor McKee’s office due to looming crisis

According to the state’s Homeless Management Information System, over the two weeks ending April 16, 255 individuals have...

April 26, 2022

Black public safety officer at Providence College details ongoing racist attacks by co-workers

“The instances of racial harassment that I experience at PC demonstrate the implicit bias of the community...

April 18, 2022

Senator Tiara Mack celebrates Black hair and culture at State house event

“The storytelling that happens with the person doing your braids is one of the most intimate experiences...

April 1, 2022

Transgender Day of Visibility celebrated at Rhode Island State House

“Transgender Day of visibility arose out of continued effort to show the world that the trans community...

March 31, 2022

Oped: Visibility isn’t enough to liberate trans communities

“More than anything, I want to see trans youth become adults,” writes V Tran....

March 29, 2022

Local peace groups support state legislation on nuclear weapons and state investments in war

“A nation’s power is not measured by the level of destruction its arsenal can inflict,” said Senator...

March 29, 2022

Rhode Island stands with Ukraine rally at the State House

“We’re here together in Rhode Island to do two things,” said Dr. Fine. “To make clear that...

March 25, 2022

The arrogance of Rhode Island’s payday loan industry

These lobbyists don’t testify at hearings because they don’t need to. They have the State House firmly...

March 21, 2022

Activists climb onto the roof of Raytheon’s Cambridge facility in protest of war profiteering, killing of civilians

“We took action today to condemn all wars and all colonial occupations,” said an unidentified person who...

March 18, 2022

Governor McKee is preventing the release of paroled men convicted as juveniles because “it’s an election year”

It is within Governor Daniel McKee’s power to instruct the DOC to interpret the law in line...

March 16, 2022

Advocates push for expungement of criminal records as General Assembly moves towards legalized marijuana

“In order to begin to repair the harm of this failed war on cannabis,” said Cherie Cruz,...

March 14, 2022

Let them Play: A Ban on Transgender Youth is Unconstitutional, Unnecessary and Wrong

“As an educator and transgender person, I know the importance of a supportive and welcoming school environment for...