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Bad News For Women . . . And Everyone Else

In June of 2019 Rhode Island signed into law the Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA). Thanks to the forward thinking of a coalition of advocacy groups, including Planned Parenthood and the RI Democratic Women’s Caucus, we have codified the protections that 80% of Americans had assumed were protected under Roe v. Wade. At the time, Planned

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‘Beacon Of Hope’ Ends July 31

The WaterFire ‘Beacon of Hope’ installation will be closing Friday, July 31st. Big thanks to Barnaby Evans for this beautiful and moving tribute. Each evening when the RI Department of Health reports Rhode Islanders lost to COVID-19 that day, a ceremony takes place, lighting individual luminaria to honor those community members, starting at 8:30pm. The

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Placebo Buttons Have Been Turned Off

From the Providence Department of Planning and Development comes this announcement: As of today (4/6) all city-owned pedestrian signals across the City have permanently been converted to automatic recall. Updated signage coming soon. That’s all well and good, but how many of these buttons were ever connected to anything other than the reward centers of

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Meehan Portraits Prompt Introspection And Conversation

Up here in Providence and in a small town called Newnan, Georgia. Providence photographer Mary Beth Meehan spent more than two years in Newnan taking pictures of its residents. The result was “Seeing Newnan,” an art installation aimed at getting Newnan residents to take a new look at themselves. In April, 2018, Newnan, Georgia was

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Stop Praying And Contact Your State Legislators

So you can just program the “Thoughts and Prayers” format into your illuminated sign and fill in the name of the city or school when news breaks? Really saves time. Or maybe it’s time to do something more substantive. Rhode Island State Rep Aaron Regunberg (D-Providence) was already working on some common sense gun control

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New Urbanism Summit

(4.29) The Congress for New Urbanism New England (CNU) will be hosting the 2016 New Urbanism Summit at various locations around town. Since its birth in 1993, the CNU has advocated for walkable cities, human-scale development, and diverse, vibrant neighborhoods. Today more than ever, people are voting with their feet for walkable, livable urban neighborhoods.

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