Fight Back: Why Fight a Traffic Ticket, Part 2: What to Do When Pulled Over
April 11, 2024

Fight Back: Why Fight a Traffic Ticket, Part 2: What to Do When Pulled Over

When the red and blue lights flash behind you, knowing what to do next can make all...

Fight Back: Why Fight a Traffic Ticket?
April 9, 2024

Fight Back: Why Fight a Traffic Ticket?

This marks the beginning of a new series here at Uprise RI featuring real-world tested tips for...

Behind Closed Doors: The Forces Tearing Apart Public Education in Providence
July 6, 2023

Behind Closed Doors: The Forces Tearing Apart Public Education in Providence

The closure of Alan Shawn Feinstein (ASF) Elementary at Broad Street in Providence raises concerns about community...

General Assembly seeks to name CCRI campus after anti-LGBTQ former Senate President – during Pride month
June 10, 2023

General Assembly seeks to name CCRI campus after anti-LGBTQ former Senate President – during Pride month

Senate President M. Theresa Paiva-Weed was a fierce opponent of marriage equality and women’s reproductive rights. Bills...

PVD Council President Miller unveils revised budget
June 9, 2023

PVD Council President Miller unveils revised budget

Taxes are still going up, just not as much as originally proposed…...

Westerly Town Council rejects book banning
June 7, 2023

Westerly Town Council rejects book banning

Many of those testifying at the meeting Monday night were librarians. Librarians stand on the front lines,...

Attorney General files lawsuit against notorious Rhode Island slumlord
June 7, 2023

Attorney General files lawsuit against notorious Rhode Island slumlord

Allegations include lead poisoning of children, persistent rodent infestations, deterioration of the building structure, cracking walls and...

Members of House Sex Work Commission critical of both process and final report
June 5, 2023

Members of House Sex Work Commission critical of both process and final report

“AmnestyPVD supports the conclusion of the committee that sex work should be decriminalized, however, we ask that...

Advocates push for a series of bills embracing peace and opposing war
June 2, 2023

Advocates push for a series of bills embracing peace and opposing war

The Just Peace RI coalition championed five pieces of legislation in support of a more peaceful world....

Yaimani Rivera to Mayor Smiley: Do better when engaging with South Providence
June 1, 2023

Yaimani Rivera to Mayor Smiley: Do better when engaging with South Providence

In an open letter to Providence Mayor Brett Smiley, South Providence resident Yaimani Rivera questions whether the...

Contentious Confirmation: Carol O’Donnell’s RI Commerce Corporation Nomination Ignites Debate
May 31, 2023

Contentious Confirmation: Carol O’Donnell’s RI Commerce Corporation Nomination Ignites Debate

Carol O’Donnell’s nomination to the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation stirred controversy. Criticisms from her past as a...

RI Cannabis Justice Coalition renews call for economic and racial justice in nascent cannabis industry
May 26, 2023

RI Cannabis Justice Coalition renews call for economic and racial justice in nascent cannabis industry

“Government officials should remember that repairing the harms of the war on drugs was a central tenet...

Street Voices: Surviving the Crises of Drug Use and Homelessness
May 26, 2023

Street Voices: Surviving the Crises of Drug Use and Homelessness

Anna, James, and Jennifer open up about their struggles and work towards addressing the lethal illicit drug...

Tackling the Housing Crisis: Secretary Stefan Pryor Unveils Current State and Planned Actions
May 24, 2023

Tackling the Housing Crisis: Secretary Stefan Pryor Unveils Current State and Planned Actions

Presenting to the Providence City Council, Secretary Stefan Pryor outlined the stark reality of Rhode Island’s housing...

RI Commission Proposes Sweeping Reforms in Laws Affecting Sex Workers
May 23, 2023

RI Commission Proposes Sweeping Reforms in Laws Affecting Sex Workers

The Rhode Island House Commission on Sex Work issued a report detailing significant legislative recommendations. The goal...

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