January 22, 2024

Speaking Up for Democracy: RI ACLU Reports on Troubling Limits in Town Meetings

The ACLU of Rhode Island’s new report reveals significant variations in public comment policies across local town...

January 3, 2024

Uprise RI Officially Launches BillBuddy Legislation Engagement Tool

Today, we launched BillBuddy to the general public. BillBuddy is an exciting new tool that makes understanding...

December 21, 2023

High Speed Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Rhode Island Interstate Corridor

Rhode Island begins construction on its first EV fast charging stations along I-95. The chargers at the...

November 21, 2023

Hunger in Rhode Island Reaches Record Highs

A new report shows hunger in Rhode Island has reached record highs, with food insecurity and demand...

November 20, 2023

Uprise RI Introduces The Helping Hand AI Chat Assistant for Rhode Islanders

New AI chatbot from Uprise RI uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology to help Rhode Islanders resolve a...

November 2, 2023

PFAS Contamination in RI: New Report Details Sweeping Threat to Rhode Islanders’ Health

A new report from Rhode Island’s environmental watchdog paints a harrowing picture of widespread PFAS contamination in...

October 23, 2023

Pandemic Provides Misleading Drop in Rhode Island Emissions Numbers

Rhode Island’s 2020 greenhouse gas emissions declined 20% from 1990 levels, driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. This...

October 18, 2023

New FBI Report Shows Fear-Mongering Over Crime Doesn’t Match Reality

Despite claims of a crime wave, the latest FBI data reveals a more nuanced picture – both...

October 11, 2023

Rhode Island’s Unspoken Crisis: Too Many Going Hungry

Rhode Island faces a silent but growing challenge: widespread food insecurity. A detailed survey reveals the economic...

October 9, 2023

RI DOT Draft Carbon Reduction Strategy Falls Short of Meeting Legal Requirements

Rhode Island DOT’s draft transportation carbon reduction strategy fails to meet the state’s 2021 Act on Climate...

September 27, 2023

Rate Increase for Rhode Island Energy Consumers Likely as PUC Votes

Rate increase for Rhode Island Energy consumers likely, As PUC gathers to vote on rate proposal Tuesday....

September 18, 2023

After Housing, Private Equity Targeting Home Services

Over the past year, corporations and private equity firms have been acquiring small local home service businesses,...

September 26, 2023

New Atlantic Shark Institute License Plates Set to Make Waves on the Road

The Atlantic Shark Institute has officially announced the distribution dates for their much-anticipated shark-themed RI license plates....

September 15, 2023

Providence Taxpayers Left With Questions As Colleges Seek Deals

A proposed deal between Providence and local colleges promises $170M over 20 years. But vague language and...

September 13, 2023

Brown-Providence Agreement: A Closer Look at the Fine Print

The proposed deal between Brown University and Providence promises $46 million for the cash-strapped city but also...