• LEOBOR endangers everyday Rhode Islanders Link
  • Representative Jennifer Stewart: “I hope we’ll have the courage to finally repeal LEOBOR…” Link
  • Community Candlelight Vigil for Nex Benedict held in Providence Link
  • Let’s go back’: McKee sees I-195 Washington Bridge issues dating back to 2018 Link
  • The way to get it done: North Kingstown School Committee passes an excellent transgender student policy Link
  • AG Neronha hits Governor McKee on his changes to the rental registry Link
  • Predatory lending practices continue to target low-income Rhode Islanders. “We’re the last state left in New England that allows this,” said Alan Krinsky from EPI. “It’s not helping people in need. It’s not giving people access to credit, it’s giving people access to debt.” Link
  • Google will pay $350M to settle suit brought by RI pension fund Link
  • Rhode Island seeks to protect doctors and patients with “Health Care Provider Shield Act” Link
  • Providence Police told an unhoused couple to move their tent – it’s unclear why Link
  • General Assembly introduces important reforms to the Access to Public Records Act Link
  • Rhode Island rideshare drivers strike on Valentine’s Day Link
  • Bail on 32: Advocates call on the General Assembly to reform bail in Rhode Island Link
  • Since voting to unionize, workers at Youth Pride say they are being retaliated against Link
  • Brockton School Committee members request National Guard aid to quell violence at the high school Link
  • Johnston Sen. Frank Lombardo dies at 65 Link
  • RI Poor People’s Campaign delivers demands to General Assembly Leadership Link
  • Her family pays $2000 a month for a roach-filled apartment Link
  • Healey administration bars Milton from state grants after defiant housing vote. It’s about more than money. Link
  • Investigators allegedly found racist writing in the home of a man arrested for burning Black church Link
  • New bill would protect recreational use of Johnson’s Pond Link
  • Muslim and Jewish Rhode Islanders tell Rep Magaziner to stop funding genocide Link
  • Jewish Voice for Peace RI leads anti-war protest outside Senator Reed’s Providence offices Link
  • The Truth Behind RIPTA’s Drastic Service Cuts Link
  • Rhode Island DSA to launch Campaign Against Medical Debt in Providence Link
  • Supremacist group visits sites in Cumberland Link
  • A personal plea to legislators to legalize assisted suicide. A week later, she is dead Link
  • RI sued a landlord over unsafe housing. Months later, the problems haven’t been fixed. Link
  • Press release: Community organizations call for police reform to be a priority during the 2024 General Assembly session Link 
  • RIPTA moves ahead with bus hub privatization plan, ignoring its duty to riders Link
  • U.S. Attorney’s office to announce arrests of 4 Massachusetts State Police troopers Link
  • Saint Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence, the state’s only residential psychiatric treatment center for minors. Damning report details violence, overdoses, and safety concerns Link
  • Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio outline their priorities for 2024. Housing, police reform, and saving Rhode Island’s endangered health care system. Link
  • Fact-checking Governor McKee’s 2023 Executive Order suspending the never-enforced minimum staffing law of 2021 Link
  • Hundreds of millions in federal pandemic money is still unspent in RI. What comes next? Link  
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Link
  • Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio outline their priorities for 2024. Housing, police reform, and saving Rhode Island’s endangered health care system. Link
  • HUD announces 28 additional Family Unification Program vouchers for Rhode Island Link
  • Carpenter’s Union introduces legislative priorities – which include overdue action on wage theft Link
  • Rhode Island advocates launch ‘Point in Time Count’ to assess homelessness Link
  • Echo Village, a community of little houses to shelter the unhoused, planned for Providence Link
  • Anti-homeless bias is strangling our discourse. Fight back. Link
  • NBC 10 I-Team: Scathing report no surprise to some for St. Mary’s Link
  • First Providence school board election faces legal problems Link
  • South Kingstown Celebrates the Dream in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Link
  • Hate and Love: Westerly School Committee takes up Transgender student policy Link
  • RIPTA’s hiding of info on Bus Hub boondoggle is challenged in a complaint to AG Neronha Link
  • They were arrested at a pro-Palestinian sit-in. Now, three UMass students aren’t allowed to study abroad. Link
  • Complaint asks state watchdog to probe Boston police captain, internal affairs process after new video surfaces Link
  • RIDOT: Washington Bridge may need to be demolished Link
  • Rhode Island’s Eat Well, Be Well pilot rewards program encourages healthy eating for SNAP recipients Link
  • Legislative Theater: Senate Judiciary Committee passes LEOBOR reform bill Link
  • Residents call for rent stabilization at Providence City Hall rally Link
  • RI lawmaker calls for RIDOT director’s resignation amid bridge closure Link
  • US Dept. of Justice, Inspector General investigating Washington Bridge shutdown Link
  • Top Construction Executive Cardi Says RIDOT Was Warned About Washington Bridge Link
  • ‘We’re serious’: AG’s office, DEM using a new approach to protect RI watersheds Link
  • Press release: Nation’s first state-regulated overdose prevention center secures location Link
  • House legislators unite around a working families agenda Link
  • A perfect storm: RI homelessness soared 70% over the past four years, federal data shows Link
  • North Providence Town Council will decide the fate of a tent encampment. Merry Christmas. When you are unhoused, sometimes being noticed is worse than being ignored. Link
  • Fund Transit, Save RIPTA, Says New Coalition Link
  • Sabotaging the Future: Environmental, scientific, and labor leaders ask for lawsuit to be withdrawn against wind project Link
  • State treasurer suspended top cannabis regulator after she allegedly made racist remarks Link
  • As poverty soars to record levels, Providence celebrates the holiday season Link
  • “We don’t need a warrant. You live in a tent.” Providence Police violated the civil rights of unhoused people this morning. Link
  • Rhode Island’s AG, seen as likely contender for governor in ’26, toils over health care plan Link
  • Still no answers from Smiley Administration on police officers violating unhoused people’s rights Link
  • Rhode Island Free Clinic provides essential dental care to thousands of uninsured adults Link
  • Disabled, sick with cancer, and being evicted while unhoused. Cranston Police gave Bobby and Kate until Wednesday to leave their encampment. Link
  • Forty-one students begin second sit-in at University Hall, demand divestment Link
  • Downtown Providence Starbucks becomes first in Rhode Island to unionize Link
  • JVP-Rhode Island: RI Congressional delegation represents the Israel lobby and weapons industry, not constituents Link
  • Court sides with town in a decades-old dispute over mining, earth removal in North Smithfield Link
  • Oped: Washington Bridge response reveals authoritarianism and skewed priorities Link
  • Riders question the proposed new bus hub location on I-195 land. The troubled efforts to move Rhode Island’s main transit hub continue, despite concerns from riders Link
  • The RI Heritage Hall of Fame voted to induct Gen. Michael Flynn. Now, members are resigning. Link
  • POWR names and shames the top holiday evictors in Providence Link
  • RI Pay for Success program seeks to reduce persistent homelessness Link
  • Judge says DeSantis spread false information while pushing trans health care restrictions Link
  • Boston-area police Lt. James Feeley charged with rape of a child under 14 Link





  • We’re serious’: AG’s office, DEM using a new approach to protect RI watersheds Link
  • Press release: Nation’s first state-regulated overdose prevention center secures location Link
  • U.S. Attorney’s office to announce arrests of 4 Massachusetts State Police troopers Link
  • Press release: Community organizations call for police reform to be a priority during the 2024 General Assembly session Link 
  • Saint Mary’s Home for Children in North Providence, the state’s only residential psychiatric treatment center for minors. Damning report details violence, overdoses, and safety concerns Link
  • Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio outline their priorities for 2024. Housing, police reform, and saving Rhode Island’s endangered health care system. Link
  • Fact-checking Governor McKee’s 2023 Executive Order suspending the never-enforced minimum staffing law of 2021 Link
  • Hundreds of millions in federal pandemic money is still unspent in RI. What comes next? Link  
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Link
  • Speaker Shekarchi and Senate President Ruggerio outline their priorities for 2024. Housing, police reform, and saving Rhode Island’s endangered health care system. Link
  • HUD announces 28 additional Family Unification Program vouchers for Rhode Island Link
  • Carpenter’s Union introduces legislative priorities – which include overdue action on wage theft Link
  • Rhode Island advocates launch ‘Point in Time Count’ to assess homelessness Link
  • Echo Village, a community of little houses to shelter the unhoused, planned for Providence Link
  • Anti-homeless bias is strangling our discourse. Fight back. Link
  • NBC 10 I-Team: Scathing report no surprise to some for St. Mary’s Link
  • First Providence school board election faces legal problems Link
  • South Kingstown Celebrates the Dream in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Link
  • Hate and Love: Westerly School Committee takes up Transgender student policy Link
  • RIPTA’s hiding of info on Bus Hub boondoggle is challenged in a complaint to AG Neronha Link
  • They were arrested at a pro-Palestinian sit-in. Now, three UMass students aren’t allowed to study abroad. Link
  • Complaint asks state watchdog to probe Boston police captain, internal affairs process after new video surfaces Link
  • RIDOT: Washington Bridge may need to be demolished Link
  • Rhode Island’s Eat Well, Be Well pilot rewards program encourages healthy eating for SNAP recipients Link
  • Legislative Theater: Senate Judiciary Committee passes LEOBOR reform bill Link
  • Residents call for rent stabilization at Providence City Hall rally Link
  • RI lawmaker calls for RIDOT director’s resignation amid bridge closure Link
  • US Dept. of Justice, Inspector General investigating Washington Bridge shutdown Link
  • Top Construction Executive Cardi Says RIDOT Was Warned About Washington Bridge Link

Right-wing anti-trans rally in Providence fizzles Link


Gubernatorial hypocrisy and the firing of Miguel Sanchez Link

Department of Housing approved to purchase Charlesgate facility to house homeless families Link

RI for Palestine stages “die-in” in Senator Reed’s Cranston office Link

A prayer vigil for the safe release of the hostages taken by Hamas Link

Work to turn Superman Building into apartments begins. Here’s what’s happening. Link

BrownU Jews for Ceasefire Now arrested. “The students called upon Brown University President Christina Paxson to publicly commit to proposing and supporting a divestment resolution at the next Brown Corporation meeting…” Link

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt resigns amid land-deal scandal Link

Judge orders R.I. attorney general to appear before him over his tweets Link

Kylie Tiemeyer and Sam Bell: Rhode Island has been turning away federal funds for substance use disorder recovery housing – Let’s change that Link

Textron HQ targeted by protesters for a second week Link

Embattled Pawtucket officer resigns amid LEOBOR trial Link

Brown University student among Palestinian victims shot in Vermont Link

Vigil for Brown student shot in Vermont becomes protest over University complicity in anti-Palestinian violence Link


2023 RI Housing Factbook Link

Firearms, Schools & Drills – What We Know, What We Don’t Link

Woonsocket Mayor leads encampment raid with Governor McKee in tow Link

CCA President on Woonsocket Mayor’s Encampment Raid Link

Woonsocket police suspected there were guns at the camp they brought Governor McKee to Link

Report: We need to find solutions for 712 unsheltered persons this winter Link

Mayor Smiley’s policy of raiding homeless encampments protested at City Hall Link

RIDOH’s Dr. Chan donates blood to mark updated donation guidelines for LGBTQ+ community Link

RIPTA needs saving. Will our elected leaders act? Link

It’s just not feasible’: North Providence residents given eviction notices after town condemns condos Link

Behind Closed Doors: The Ongoing Struggle for Public Records Access in Rhode Island Link

Speak Up for Trans Youth – a community action meeting – pushes back against right-wing attacks Link

Body cam footage of Woonsocket Mayor’s homeless encampment raid released Link

Housing Secretary Pryor unveils Winter Shelter Strategy alongside efforts to prevent homelessness Link

While advocates protest encampment raids at City Hall, Mayor Smiley chats on right-wing radio Link

Smithfield’s  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Task Force survives effort to dissolve it Link

How did things get so bad at Canterbury Village in North Providence? Link

Demonstrators gather for change to Providence’s homeless encampment removal policy Link

Pawtucket continues plan to permanently shut down Morley Field Link

Street Stories: Public Transportation Steve Ahlquist Link

New England at Risk: Hazardous Sites and Climate Change Contaminated sites across New England are unprepared for climate impacts. How does your county stack up? Link

Suit claims Brown mishandled Title IX case, names former lacrosse player for alleged rape Link

Providence eyes takeover of Cranston Armory, seeks state funding for improvements Link

After Primary, Rhode Island Looks Set to Have Its First Black Member of Congress Link

Johnston’s mayor wanted federal funds for learning centers. Then he learned there is a catch. Link

Firefighters showered money on RI politicos during disability bill debate. Here’s how much Link

PVD Mayor negotiates new PILOT agreements with private higher education institutions Link

Jimmy Buffett turned RI restaurant into his own ‘Margaritaville’ for final performance. He passed away over the weekend after a 4 year battle with skin cancer. Link

Facing system strained by migrant influx, Healey to activate National Guard to help at shelter hotels Link

Conservative anti-trans activists focus efforts on Foster-Glocester School Committee Link

New House Commission to study effects of lockdown drills and swatting events Link

Rise in calls to 988 suicide and crisis lifeline highlights importance of mental health support Link

Closed Providence school renovated and transformed into Narducci Learning Center Link

NBC 10 I-Team: West Warwick housing official charged with misappropriation of tenant association fund Link

Protesters bring seven coffins to PVDFest to bring attention to deaths in Rhode Island prisons Link

Rep Magaziner holds labor roundtable with striking RI members of SAG-AFTRA Link

Pawtucket police officer Daniel Dolan charged with DUI in Coventry Link

BLM RI PAC reacts to Officer Dolan’s cell video, calls for repeal of LEOBoR in upcoming legislative session Link

Appeals court calls RI ban on home delivery of out-of-state wine discriminatory.  Link

The Scituate School Committee sub-committee that was and wasn’t Link


Economic Progress Institute: Congress failed to protect proven anti-poverty policies. Congressional lack of action most impacts Black and Latino Rhode Islanders Link

Rhode Islanders testify against electric rate hikes at PUC Link

The real story about what’s going on with Nicole Solas Link

West Warwick brothers, formerly homeless, use junk removal business to help others out Link

Michael Nugent was arrested for being unhoused today. The official charge was trespassing. Link

Providence Public Elementary Schools violating law and best practices around recess Link

Fossil fuel company wants to expand gas pipeline in Northeast- Burrillville, RI Link

Uprise RI founder and reporter Steve Ahlquist has left his progressive news and opinion website to launch a Substack

Juneteenth is a State Holiday: Hear from the Black women who made it happen Link

Rhode Island lawmakers pass a bill to replace lead pipes for all households for free Link

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

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


Attorney General files lawsuit against notorious Rhode Island slumlord Link

The unseasonal cold did not deter Woonsocket’s 3rd Annual Pride celebration Link

The numbers are in and it’s official: Homelessness is rising – fast Link

Westerly Town Council rejects book banning Link

Desolate, hopeless, distressing, painful, unpredictable, heartbreaking, inadequate. Rhode Island outreach workers react to new homelessness numbers… Link

Embattled former Cranston City Councilman Matthew Reilly has been arrested again, this time facing charges of sexual assault and child molestation, less than a month after his high-profile arrest for drug possession. Link

McKee releases email detailing ‘casual racism and sexism’ by RI officials on business trip Link

Rhode Island House and Senate pass historic childhood lead mitigation legislation Link

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

Bill to assist autistic drivers interacting with police needs input from the community, say advocates Link

CD1 candidate Allen Waters declines public forum invitation due to his anti-trans bigotry Link

A last-ditch appeal to the Senate to stop the evil of payday loans in Rhode Island Link

Richard Asinof: Could Gov. Dan McKee face impeachment for condoning alleged corrupt behavior by high-ranking officials in his administration Link

Refocusing U.S. welfare policy on economic opportunity Link

School Committee Decision on Transgender Student Policy could trigger lawsuits, make school less safe Link

Smithfield School Committee approves minor, cosmetic changes to transgender student policy Link

School Board members challenge school closures and the Characterization of public schools in Providence Link

A RI mother says her daughter repeatedly restrained in a closet-sized room at school Link

RI lawmaker accused of ‘keying’ SUV at Garden City Center Link

Public officials provide an update on efforts to combat the opioid crisis Link

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

Black Lives Matter RI PAC Protests Against Police Officer’s Reinstatement and LEOBoR Link

Street Voices: Surviving the Unseen Crises of Drug Abuse and Homelessness Link

South Providence Neighborhood Association Report: Alarming Human Safety Concerns at Crossroads Link

Lesley Bunnell spoke truth to power at Senate hearing on EACA Link

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike in Rhode Island for Better Pay and Working Conditions Link

Students march and rally against sexual assault and rape culture Link

The Battle for Affordable Utilities: Advocates Rally for Income-Based Payment Plans Link

Rally Against Negligent Providence Landlords Highlights Health Hazards, Calls for Tenant Protections Link

Charlesgate Nursing Center caregivers urge state to intervene to prevent facility closure  Link

Advocates call on Providence Mayor Smiley to take action on homelessness Link

Smithfield School Committee Meeting Sees Opposition to Proposed Policy Outing Trans Students to Parents Link

May 9th: Rally for Brian Rodenas and other suicide victims at the ACI Link

Fascism creeps – inside and outside the State House Link

Meet Governor McKee’s fiscally-irresponsible, anti-democratic Commerce nomination Link

Solitary Confinement Tragedies Expose Flaws in Rhode Island’s Prison System Link

Warwick mayor says the state will move 55 homeless people to Motel 6 Link

The RI ACLU just filed a “friend of the court” brief in a case about extended solitary confinement. Link 

Without immediate legislative action, thousands are at risk of more expensive health care Link

Unsheltered in Providence: Armory Shutdown Leaves Many Homeless With Nowhere to Go Link

The medical doctor brings alarming truths about trans youth to Smithfield School Committee Link

A Second Chance: Judge Rules ‘Mario’s Law’ Applicable to Monteiro, Advocates Hail Victory for Youth Offenders” Link

Bipartisan concerns about Housing Secretary Pryor’s proposed use of eminent domain Link

Caregivers want Governor and DOH to step in as Charlesgate accelerates closure Link

Courthouse Blockade: A Bold Step for Bail Reform in Rhode Island Link

Top Investigative Attorney Wistow Tapped by Prov City Council to Investigate Special Tax Deals Link

RI Energy Under Fire, Misled PUC During Smart Meter Hearings Link

Family of Brian Rodenas raises concerns about his death at ACI, calls for full investigation. Link

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

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

Public Pushback on Senate President’s RIPTA Overhaul: Democracy or Dictatorship? Link

Urgent Call to Action: RI Senator Tiara Mack’s Rallying Cry for Housing Justice Link

Rally Against Negligent Providence Landlords Highlights Health Hazards, Calls for Tenant Protections Link

Uber and Lyft Drivers Strike in Rhode Island for Better Pay and Working Conditions Link

Black Lives Matter RI PAC Protests Against Police Officer’s Reinstatement and LEOBoR Link

RI House passes Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, attention now on Senate Link

A spokesman says Senate President Ruggerio “has an open mind” on the legislation, which would provide abortion coverage for Medicaid recipients and state employees Link


  • FBI investigating drug ring leader’s ties to Providence police Link

‘He left her to die:’ Family speaks out about teen who died after being placed in foster care by DCYF Link

Rhode Island legislators demand transparency and community input on burdensome Providence development Link

Oped: “High profile” unhoused encampments get the help they need, the rest experience state violence Link

RI won’t release email alleging inappropriate behavior by top state official on work trip Link

ACLU settles suit over unlawful assault and arrest of Narragansett special education student Link


BLM RI PAC to hold protest Friday at 6 pm in the wake of Lugo decision Link

Rhode Island corrections union President Accused of intimidating solitary confinement reform witness Link

Beware: Unregistered lobbyist, from the Employee Policies Institute, is exposed, fighting against raising the tipped minimum wage in RI Their ultimate goal? No minimum wage at all. Stand up for tipped workers’ rights. Link

Fleeing dangers abroad, asylum seekers in RI sue US for ‘tearing’ children from their arms. Link

A Step Towards Housing Justice: Rhode Island Expands Legal Aid for Tenants Facing Eviction Link

The Unfairness of Fines: How They Worsen Wealth Gaps and Weaken Laws Link

A Crucial Turning Point: State Legislators Consider Overhauling Police Accountability Link

Governor McKee Update on Access to Mifepristone in Rhode Island Link

Group of Progressive Rhode Islanders Issues Blistering Criticism of Aaron Regunberg Link

Battle for Morley Field: Community Fights to Save Green Space from Development Link

Art versus RISD Link

Rhode Island carpenters union fights wage theft & tax fraud at the annual tax day of Action Link

RISD workers ratify a new contract, ending two-week strike Link

New DCYF director nominated – what we know Link

A decade after RI ‘pension reform,’ anger and suspicion still rule the conversation. Link

Representative Evan Shanley (Democrat, District 24, Warwick) just introduced House bill H6284, which would enable “the creation of a volunteer school security force” made up of retired police officers and ex-military. Link

Controversial Tax Shift: Mayor Smiley’s Budget Address Sparks Debate in Providence Link

First state-regulated overdose prevention center in US slated to open in Rhode Island in early 2024 Link

Rhode Islanders urged to shift funds from Wall Street to Main Street Link

Governor McKee Update on Access to Mifepristone in Rhode Island Link

Group of Progressive Rhode Islanders Issues Blistering Criticism of Aaron Regunberg Link

New front in RI progressive political feud opens as group attacks Regunberg. Here’s what they’re saying. Link

R.I. progressives assail Regunberg as he runs for Congress Link


Art versus RISD Link

Rhode Island carpenters union fights wage theft & tax fraud at the annual tax day of Action Link

First state-regulated overdose prevention center in US slated to open in Rhode Island in early 2024 Link

RISD workers ratify a new contract, ending two-week strike Link

New DCYF director nominated – what we know Link

‘He left her to die:’ Family speaks out about teen who died after being placed in foster care by DCYF Link

A decade after RI ‘pension reform,’ anger and suspicion still rule the conversation. Link

Representative Evan Shanley (Democrat, District 24, Warwick) just introduced House bill H6284, which would enable “the creation of a volunteer school security force” made up of retired police officers and ex-military. Link


Beware: Unregistered lobbyist, from the Employee Policies Institute, is exposed, fighting against raising the tipped minimum wage in RI Their ultimate goal? No minimum wage at all. Stand up for tipped workers’ rights. Link

Fleeing dangers abroad, asylum seekers in RI sue US for ‘tearing’ children from their arms. Link

As fear of attacks on LGBTQ parenthood rise, advocates call for streamlined adoptions Link

FBI investigating drug ring leader’s ties to Providence police Link

ACLU settles suit over unlawful assault and arrest of Narragansett special education student Link

A Crucial Turning Point: State Legislators Consider Overhauling Police Accountability Link

This College President Knows the First Amendment Protects the Drag Show He Canceled. He Just Doesn’t Care. Link

Art school’s unseen heroes: RISD workers strike for fair wages and respect Link

Beware: Unregistered lobbyist, from the Employee Policies Institute, exposed, fighting against raising the tipped minimum wage in RI Their ultimate goal? No minimum wage at all. Stand up for tipped workers’ rights.  Link


ACLU settles suit over unlawful assault and arrest of Narragansett special education student Link

RIPTA’s R-Line Fare-Free Pilot Boosts Ridership by 40% Link

R.I. DMV to update drivers’ manual after concerns about ‘dubious’ content Link

Rethinking Speed Cameras in Rhode Island: Privacy, Profits, and Road Safety Concerns Link

@SteveAhlquist of @UpriseRI testifying on the #minimumwage at Wednesday’s House Labor Committee hearing in Rhode Island.  Link


Controversial Education Bills Spark Heated Debate in Rhode Island Link

Rejecting Discrimination: Rhode Island Stands Against Anti-LGBTQ Legislation Link

Progressive Reforms: Speaker Shekarchi Addresses Reproductive Rights and Innovative Housing Solutions Link

Women & Infants caregivers hold overwhelming no confidence vote due to ongoing grievances, disrespect and short staffing Link

Michael C Steiner: Representative Quattrocchi places conspiracy theories above all else Link

Looming Medicaid Tsunami: Overburdened Rhode Island DHS Faces Renewal Crisis Link

What Is the Future of the Cranston St. Armory After Years of Studies and Indecision Link

R.I. still among the worst states for retirees Link

Rep Quattrocchi was removed from one of three committee assignments by @RISpeaker in response to his “pedophile” comments. Link

Underpass encampment in Pawtucket issued eviction notices Link

The @RISenate Judiciary Committee hearing on reforming solitary confinement in RI prisons, a practice @RhodeIslandDOC once denied is happening, and now has committed to reforming. Link

Campaign seeks to encourage fossil fuel divestment among RI municipalities and non-profits Link

Interim RIDOC Director Wayne Salisbury oversaw torture and death as Wyatt warden Link

The Rhody Report: Please Vote Yes on RI H6064 Immunity Bill Link

LGBTQ+ advocates condemn dangerous “pedophile” comment made by State Rep Quattrocchi Link

Attorney General, DEM file civil complaint against Woonsocket wastewater facility Link

Armory warming shelter update and the future of Rhode Island’s homeless crisis Link

Equity Impact Statement Act would help lawmakers understand impact of state legislation Link

During, debate over bill, RI GOP lawmaker asks Democrat — ‘Are you a pedophile?’ Link

Report: Affordable housing shortage has worsened in RI for renters with extremely low incomes Link

Reimagining the Political Future of Sex Work: An Interview with Bella Robinson Link

City Auditor advised Providence Council to hire an outside attorney to challenge solicitor’s questionable “Buff” Chace tax deal Link

COYOTE RI: Support immunity for sex workers reporting crimes Link

Advocates renew push for bottle bill at State House rally Link

Passing the EACA is good for families indicates study Link

 Speaker Shekarchi introduces slate of bills to stimulate private development of affordable housing Link

Big RI names circling Cicilline’s exit; here’s who’s staking out a possible run Link

Exclusive: Outside ‘meeting to plan a meeting’ West End residents voice concern over warming center Link

RI Attorney General asks PUC to reject RI Energy’s gas increase Link

Exclusive: Senator Mack talks renter’s rights, rally at State House Tuesday Link

Do long sentences for young offenders merit ‘second look’? Judge asks lawmakers for leeway Link

Failure is not an option: An exclusive interview with housing secretary Stefan Pryor Link


Pawtucket Mayor defends tax agreement, illegal clearing of Morley Field by campaign donors Link

Rhode Island Foundation names U.S. Representative David N. Cicilline as next President and Chief Executive Officer Link

Who will replace David Cicilline in Congress? Link

Senate President calls for resignation of RIPTA CEO Link

Coalition addresses House committee on state of homelessness in Rhode Island Link

Officers’ Bill of Rights may prevent dangerous Pawtucket officer from being fired link

Christian Roselund: Why Peter Alviti Must Go link

Paolino’s racist bid on Providence statue reignites Christopher Columbus controversy link

Trans community protests hate group meeting at Cranston Library link

The problematic landlord called out for retaliation against unionization efforts link

RI House Committee assignments have been named link

Vigil for Memphis police murder victim Tyre Nichols held in Providence link

RI KIDS COUNT releases a report on racial and ethnic disparities in maternal, infant, and young children’s health link

New report details dark side of RI’s criminalization of sex work link

Prostitution and Prostitution-Related Charges in Rhode Island 2000 Present

Improved ProvPort deal on its way to full City Council for approval link

Remembering Allen Charette, who died alone and unhoused in Woonsocket link

Planned Parenthood gathers elected officials to rally for Equality in Abortion Coverage Act link

State legislators propose using Medicaid dollars for chronic homelessness link

This is not the time to rush forward with a costly unwanted bus hub link

Fabricated Stories bring Dark Clouds – Uprise RI v. Mayor of Woonsocket link

RI House debates potential rule changes link

Governor McKee 2024 budget features tiny tax cuts, EACA funding link

McKee’s new head of prisons was previously fired from Wyatt, failed to assist sick prisoners link

Kim and Akim lived in tent in Woonsocket, until home was bulldozed by the City link

Woonsocket City officials called out on ‘cruel’ homeless encampment eviction link

Speaker Shekarchi addresses Rhode Island’s housing and homelessness crisis in opening speech link

Rep Kazarian introduces Equality in Abortion Coverage Act link

Governor McKee avoids constituents, sneaks into inauguration via back entrance link


This is violence, against some of the most underserved and vulnerable people in our state.  


On the first day of the session, advocates steer the focus to equal abortion rights link

2022 Housing Fact Book 

 Here are Rhode Island’s new laws taking effect Jan. 1, 2023 link

Governor implored to take action on the homeless crisis before deaths occur link

Sex workers Zoom-bombed at December 17th International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers vigil link

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers this Saturday link

Governor responds to Superior Court homeless eviction complaint link

Over 385 people suffered outdoors in Rhode Island last night as temperatures dropped into the low twenties. In Woonsocket on Sunday, no matter the weather, volunteers set up to deliver around 150 meals to those who are unhoused or in poverty. link

Governor McKee disputes the reality of homelessness in RI; Here are the facts link McKee’s homeless eviction order temporarily blocked as protesters gather at State House link

Governor McKee disputes the reality of homelessness in RI; Here are the facts link

One of Rhode Island’s worst landlords gets a Sunday wake up call link


Woonsocket Councilmember Gonzalez confirms opposition to bodily autonomy, marriage rights link

Advocates for the homeless protest Governor McKee during Christmas tree lighting link

Vigil held in Providence for Colorado night club shootings link

Community leaders accuse PVD Public Schools of retaliation and discrimination link

Large group demands Governor McKee keep promise of providing shelter to the unhoused link

Silhouettes Gentlemen’s Club Sues Providence, claiming racial profiling link

RI Community Food Bank reports food need has tripled over last two years link

Exclusive: State admits those camping at State House not offered alternative shelter.  In a statement that endangered unhoused people, the McKee Administration falsely claimed that every person camping in front of the State House had been offered – and declined – “alternative shelter resources.” link

EPI’s Standard of Need reports key findings on poverty link

Rhode Island Coalition to End Homelessness delivers 2022 address link

Providence Place mall could get two more decades of tax breaks from city leaders link

Rhode Island’s midterm elections a mixed bag for progressives, a bad night for conservatives link

Why RI Progressives Keeps Losing Elections link

With ties to hate groups, #ParentsUnitedRI offers slate of conservative extremists for local office link

“Jason Ng was in a moment deprived of his freedom, declared illegal as he petitioned to remain in the country where he had spent more than half his life. He was delivered to a corrupt system that exists for profit, not justice.” link

Protesters rally outside Cranston library where anti-transgender activists hold forum link


As tents line the State House plaza, we asked those living in them for their stories link

As evictions and housing insecurity rise, Rhode Island announces $166m for affordable housing link

Xylazine has been found in the local drug supplies in Rhode Island. link

Former State Police union head convicted of taking kickbacks link

With winter approaching, Rhode Island falling short on the need for shelter beds link

Investigation links RI House speaker’s aide to mob associate, marijuana operation link

​​HousingWorks RI: Affordable housing out of reach for most Rhode Islanders link

Pallet shelters offer solution to homelessness, but space is needed link


The Battle for Ward 9: Providence City Council Candidate Forum link

Little Compton Taxpayers Association releases homophobic, Q-Anon-inspired campaign mailer link

Siedle: Lathrop Is RI’s Only Hope For Restoring Transparency in Pension and Financial Matters link

Uprise RI files Open Meetings complaint against PVD City Council Finance Committee link

RIPTA to pilot free bus pass for people experiencing homelessness link

ACLU sues over RIPTA data breach affecting state employees link

First Student bus drivers and workers announce open strike beginning Nov. 2st  link

Pawtucket approves deal to pave most of Morley Field, legality remains in question link


A memorial for those who died while homeless has more names than ever. link

First Source mandates the hiring of PVD residents but the city refuses to enforce it link

Fung criticized ARPA funding. He also got paid to help spend it. link

The McKee Administration sent out a memo requiring brutally “conservative” budget proposals despite inflation and enormous surpluses. link

Parents claim Woonsocket Police used excessive force against juveniles at Autumnfest link

 RI Correctional Officer Found Guilty of Criminal Sexual Conduct With Inmates link

Gina Raimondo’s CRMC was designed to favor wealthy and connected interests, and it delivered. link

All police departments statewide to utilize body-worn cameras, except one link

Gerritt: The closing of Morley Field is illegal link

Providence Neighborhood Land Bank created to spur development of affordable housing link

How are electricity rates determined? link

Residents push the city to enforce resident-first hiring ordinance link

After a contentious Public Utilities Commission was shut down part way through by protesters challenging the the biggest electricity rate increase in Rhode Island history, the commission voted in favor of a number of changes to rates and credits on electric customers’ bills that will take effect beginning on October 1, 2022. link

Campaign donations may supply a clue as to why Providence seeks to approve sweetheart developer deals link

Pawtucket City Council discusses Morley Field sale as legal issues are raised link

Providence Finance Committee to take up lucrative Buff Chace tax giveaways on Thursday link

Trans community protests hate group meeting at Cranston Library link

COYOTE RI urges DC Circuit Court to overturn harmful sex trafficking law link

Progressives hold ground in RI’s Democratic primary. There were no major advances made as there were four years ago, but progressive candidates made small gains even as many good candidates fell to a Democratic Party that was not going to underestimate them a second time. link

Ratepayers tell the PUC to reject RI Energy’s rate increase. link

EPI: Government support programs critical to fighting poverty in Rhode Island link

EPI’s Candidate Briefing Book will help you understand and act on poverty, equity, and economic opportunity in Rhode Island link

Senator Bernie Sanders endorses R.I. progressives Segal, Brown, and Mendes link

Sanchez challenges Williams in Democratic House District 9 WBNA forum link

Senators Bell, Mack, challengers Salvatore tackle questions at WBNA forum link

This pamphlet provides info and answers to frequently asked questions about the rights of students and legal guardians as they relate to Truancy Court in RI. link

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the rights of K-12 public school students in RI as they relate to technology and social media. link

Important facts on monkeypox- link

Women’s rights group faults AG Peter Neronha for seeking to dismiss ERA lawsuit in RI link

To advance research on incarceration, Brown acquires personal papers of prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal link

Rhode Island spends too much to incarcerate too many people link

One Fair Wage endorses local candidates committed to raising the minimum wage link

 New eviction defense program will provide free legal services to low-income tenants link

Providence’s new program puts citizenship within reach for more immigrants link

Senator Cynthia Mendes rocks in the 2022 RI Lt. Governor Primary (D) Debate link

Report: Providence ranks 5th for worst rent hikes link

New England Housing Report link


Hat tip to House of Hope CDC- Shower to Empower offers relief and respite to those suffering homelessness link

ACLU takes Pawtucket to federal court over unconstitutional political lawn sign ordinance link

PPV!RI PAC endorsed 69 House and Senate candidates, including the entire House leadership team that prevented the EACA from coming to the floor of the House in the last days of the session, despite the knowledge that Roe v. Wade was going to be overturned at any moment. link

RI General Assembly 2021 Overall Rankings link

Exclusive: Providence Police meet with community leaders in lively public conversation link

State House rules need to be democratized link

Rhode Islanders who help someone from out of state get an abortion are now protected link

Pawtucket police officer charged with felony assault for shooting teen in West Greenwich link

“The Womxn Project pushes Governor and Speaker on EACA” link

“1500+ people rally at Rhode Island State House against Supreme Court abortion reversal”  link

The General Assembly session is over. Here’s what passed, and what didn’t link

21 members of the House implored Speaker Shekarchi to bring the EACA to a vote – to no avail. link

House Passes Rep. Baginski’s Bill Allowing Vacant School and Municipal Buildings to be Repurposed as Affordable Housing link

Uprise RI Investigations- If you have traveled over the Newport/Pell Bridge in 2022 and received a toll by mail notice containing illegible photograph(s) of your vehicle plate, help us investigate RIBTA’s tolling practices by completing the form below.  link

Unhoused, Michael holds a solitary vigil outside the RI State House link

A vigil for Charlene Liberty in the ongoing fight for change (Stop Torture RI) link

Hundreds rally against gun violence outside State House link

Anti-criminalization groups rally at the State House link

At the forum, candidates for governor discuss raising Rhode Islanders out of poverty. link

Starbucks workers in Warwick hold informational pickets ahead of the unionization vote. link

Homelessness in Rhode Island has exploded. link

Officer “John Doe” needs to reveal their identity to sue the state say advocacy groups- link

Top Democrats in R.I. legislature get A ratings from NRA link

In the document dump, a DOC employee violated the privacy rights of formerly incarcerated people for political purposes 5/27/ 2022 link

The Womxn Project: Research shows voters oppose bans on abortion- 5/31/2022 link

Settlement Reached on National Grid Sale to PPL UPDATED 5/24/22 link

Lawmakers vote to legalize recreational marijuana in RI- 5/24/2022 link

Providence Police to install License Plate Readers without public or legislative input 5/24/2022 link

Molly Scavuzzo-Duggan: Why the eviction moratorium mattered and what we can do next 5/18/2022 link

Bans Off Our Bodies: Rhode Island rallies and marches for abortion rights 5/14/22 link

‘Bans Off Our Bodies’: Abortion-rights rally in Providence draws hundreds of protesters 5/14/22 link

Newsmakers 5/13/22: Matt Brown link

Protect Rhode Island from Plastic-Burning Technology petition

Report: Repealing ban on abortion coverage for state workers, others will save money link 5/4/22 

Criminal Justice Reform Change Agent Cherie Cruz Announces Run For Rhode Island General Assembly District 58


Rhode Island rallies in response to leaked Super Court abortion decision 5/3/22 link

Providence school district investigates teacher over Elon Musk tweet- This is exactly what we should be teaching in school. How capitalism & the 2% create poverty, critical race theory, gender and sexualities. Thank you @EnriqueForRI for trying to educate teenagers link

Protesters Urge McKee to Address Looming Unsheltered Homeless Crisis  link

DMV chief missed ‘red flags’ about prostitution link

​​No charges, but criticism, for RI DMV chief ‘Bud’ Craddock after investigation link

ACLU Director Steve Brown details history of prostitution laws in Rhode Island [link] March 4th, 2022

An interview with DARE organizer Anusha Alles on racism in the RI General Assembly [link] April 22nd, 2022

NBC 10 I-Team: Short-staffing leads to big overtime bills in Rhode Island prison system [link] April 19th, 2022


Pawtucket officer charged in teen’s shooting now accused of roughing up woman [link] April 5th, 2022

Patinkin: RI’s Bella Robinson fights to legalize prostitution, her profession at age 57 [link] April 9th, 2022

April 5th, 2020 Senate Judiciary Hearing on S2233, S2617 & S2713video 

Is it time to legalize prostitution in RI? The arguments for and against [link]April 2022

Man critically injured in shooting outside Providence club [link] April

Judge orders release of unlawfully incarcerated juvenile offenders [link] March 31st, 2022


Lawmaker’s $685k proposal for a Black radio station leaves local DJ feeling ‘blindsided’ [link] March 2022

The arrogance of Rhode Island’s payday loan industry [link] March 2022

Group wearing neo-Nazi insignia lined up at St. Patrick’s Day parade, drawing outcry-  [link] March 22st, 2022


Governor McKee is preventing the release of paroled men convicted as juveniles because “it’s an election year” March 18th, 2022

SPEAK OUT at RI State House 3/15/2022 [live stream 3]

SPEAK OUT at RI State House 3/15/2022   [live stream 3]

SPEAK OUT at RI State House 3/15/2022  [live stream 1]

Attorney General files lead enforcement lawsuits against four Providence landlords- March 11th, 2022

Bill regulating sexual conduct while in police custody stalls in RI Assembly- March 7th, 2022

ACLU Director Steve Brown details history of prostitution laws in Rhode Island- March 4th, 2022

Getting To Zero: Decriminalizing Sex Work Educational Symposium– February 23rd, 2022

AG goes to court to halt $3.8B sale of National Grid- February 24th, 2022

Nazis interrupt book reading in Providence: First they came for the socialists… February 22nd, 2022

Demonstrators gather in Warwick to protest proposed ICE facility- February 16th, 2022

Some first-generation homebuyers can get $25,000 towards down payment under pilot program- February 16th, 2022

Criminal defense association: Comments by mayor and police commissioner a direct attack on the Constitution- February 16th, 2022

Contested downtown multi-hub bus plan scrapped– February 15th, 2022

Dozens testify to ban sex between law enforcement and those in their custody- February 11th, 2022

Hearing on H6637- Establishes criteria for the criminal offense of sexual assault when the victim is in the custody of a peace officer/provides that a person convicted of custodial sexual assault would face imprisonment for not more than 3 years. Recording link

Corruption and back-room deals: Redistricting Commission a massive failure- February 8th, 2022

Pinto: Rhode Island must pass legislation to stop sexual assault on those in custody- February 7th, 2022

McKee budget undermines state’s response to the substance use crisis- January 27th, 2022

Our interview with PVD City Council candidate Jackie Goldman- January 27th, 2022

Governor McKee’s budget proposes an interest rate cut for rich tax delinquents January 25th, 2022

NBC 10 I-Team: New year, new problems for RIPTA-  January 24th, 2022

 It’s time for RI to ‘Cover All Kids’January 21st, 2022

Senator Valverde and Rep. Cassar: End Rhode Island’s abortion bans January 18th, 2022

The Bernie Left Is Taking on Machine Politics — and Each Other- January 14th, 2022

The majority of PVD City Council supports unvaccinated police officers- January 13th, 2022


Wealth, power, and whiteness still dominate representation in Woonsocket- January 12th, 2022

Providence commits to redistricting transparency in rebuff of state’s backroom deals- January 11th, 2022

Rhode Island is urged to pass the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act now. January 10th, 2022

What you need to know about the Open Meetings Act during Covid- January 7th, 2022

Battle renewed over RI law banning insurance coverage for abortions- January 6th, 2022

DHS offices throughout the state have been closed for 22 months- January 5th, 2022



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Money Rejected: How Rhode Island Has Turned Away- $197.3 Million per Year in Federal Funds for Affordable Housing

Report: Rhode Island has turned away over $1billion in federal affordable housing funds- December 22nd, 2021

Dr. Fine: What’s Coming at Us – COVID, Omicron, Division, and DemocracyDecember 21st, 2021

Money Rejected: How Rhode Island Has Turned Away $197.3 Million per Year in Federal Funds for Affordable Housing 

Governor McKee takes a helter-skelter approach to combat homelessness- December 16th, 2021

Ahlquist: What are the costs of an inside game?- December 20th, 2021

Record turnout for Sleep Out to end homelessnessDecember 13th, 2021

Grand Theft Democracy: Redistricting in Rhode Island- December 9th, 2021

Rhode Island correctional officer accused of having sex with three inmates- December 6th, 2021


‘Someone’s going to sue: RI parks at-risk children in hospitals amid workforce crisis- November 30th, 2021

Senator Mendes to sleep in a tent outside State House until leadership acts on homelessness crisis- November 30th, 2021

Here are all the bills passed by one chamber and killed by the other- November 22nd, 2021

First-ever RI court debt relief event cancels out over $360K in fines and fees-November 20th, 2021

McKee appoints former prisoner to RI Parole Board – a first- November 18th, 2021

State House, holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work- November 16th, 2021

Lawsuit challenges ACI prisoner’s eight months in solitary confinement for free speech activity- November 15th, 2021

A skating rink and ergonomic chairs: How will Woonsocket council spend ARPA money? November 15th, 2021

Candidates for Governor respond to McKee’s lack of action on the homelessness crisis on November 10th, 2021



A RI priest Rev. James W. Jackson was arrested for hundreds of images of child porn to include babies and animals. Yet he was released on a 5000 bond and allowed to go to Kansas to stay with his family.  November 4th, 2021

Hundreds of bodies discovered under RI highway in search for gravesite- October 18th, 2021

RI leaders close to consensus on legalizing cannabis- October 20th, 2021

ACLU Files Court Brief Against Effort To Overturn RI’s Reproductive Freedom LawSeptember 20th, 2021

Former Newport naval officer given life in prison in child sex case September 10th, 2021

3 Children with COVID Have Now Died in RI, State Has 3rd Highest Rate for Kids in U.S.- September 10th, 2021

ACLU RI today called on city councils in Cranston, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket to halt ALPR Camera Program- Sept 7th, 2021

I was vaccinated and got Delta. What you should know August 27th, 2021- After avoiding COVID-19 infection for the better part of a year and a half, I recently got infected with the Delta variant on a trip to Ohio, despite having gotten the J&J vaccine in April. Our family visited a popular amusement park, where 95% of our activities were outside. We never shared an elevator and cannot recall interacting with anyone

NBC 10 I-Team: Johnston cop arrested in an undercover sex sting operationAugust 23rd, 2021


Judge dismisses all charges in 2017 Cranston panhandling case August 16th, 2021

Brown University Accused in,  lawsuit of Failing to Protect Women From Sexual Misconduct. The suit alleges the Ivy League school in Rhode Island actively prevented the reporting of incidents of sexual violence and perpetuated a culture of silence on campus. August 10th, 2020

What does the new CDC eviction moratorium mean for Rhode Island? August 4th, 2021

Providence family facing harassment and violence after police altercationJuly 23rd, 2021

ECHO Village project vocally opposed by South PVD residents and politicians- July 23rd, 2021

Petition: Hold Providence Police accountable for repeated violenceJuly 2021

Wyatt correctional officer, former detainee among 5 charged in a drug-smuggling scheme- July 19th, 2021

ACLU demands Cranston police end traffic stop quota- July 19th, 2021

An interview with Steve Ahlquist from Uprise RI and Bill Bartholomew from BTown Podcast–  July 19th, 2021

Despite efforts, affordable homes continue to remain out of reach for many Rhode Islanders- July 14th, 2021

Low-income Providence families may apply for $500 guaranteed income: ‘It’s an investment- July 13th, 2021

 RI Clemency Awareness Panel –  July 2021

Clemency tour comes to Rhode Island with a march on women’s prison in CranstonJuly 12th, 2021

Court fines and fees are hurting our communities. What can be done? July 12th, 2021

Recent prostitution raids demonstrate how anti-prostitution rhetoric harms victims– July 8th, 2021

McKee vetoes bill to create a statewide registry of Airbnb, other rentals in RIJuly 8th, 2021

RI Gov. McKee signs legislation allowing safe-injection sites into law  July 7th, 2021

Political Scene: From sex workers to shoreline access, there’s a legislative study– July 5th, 2021

Three People Arrested Tied to Prostitution Raids in Providence and North Providence- June 3rd, 2021

FBI, Providence, North Providence Police Raid Multiple Locations in Possible Prostitution StingJune 29th, 2021

Coalition condemns Cranston Police charging 11 alleged sex trafficking victims & calling it “rescue” June 25th, 2021

Opinion/Shih: The racialized policing of human trafficking in RI- June 24th, 2021


BLM Blasts Whitehouse — “I Am Ashamed of Senator and His Affiliation With This Racist Club” June 22nd, 2021

RI State Police investigating DMV administrator’s possible ties to sex-for-pay operation- June 21st, 2021

State House Insider and DMV Administrator Tied to Building Housing Alleged Cranston Massage Parlor- June 19th, 2021

Cranston police arrest 11 in raids on suspected illegal massage parlors- June 18th, 2021

ACLU: Providence Police acted on “dubious” grounds in an attempt to oust unhoused encampment- June 17th, 2021

NBC 10 I-Team: Cranston police shut down suspicious businesses in afternoon raid June 17th, 2021

An Open Letter to the Nonviolence Institute: June 16th, 2021

Jackie Goldman: Repeal RI’s Law Enforcement Officer’s Bill of Rights- June 14th, 2021

Providence Police search unhoused encampment – threaten arrests- June 6th, 2021

During the pandemic, RIDOC Director never visited correctional facilities under her supervision June 3rd, 2021

Unhoused, they banded together for safety. Now their “garden” is about to be dispersed. June 2nd, 2021

FANG announces end to ICE contracts in Bristol County, Massachusetts- May 20th, 2021

Cadillac Lounge closed for 72 hours following stabbing May 18th, 2021

Providence Police arrest, charge serial rapist -May 18th, 2021

Justices decline to give police more power to search homes without warrant May 17th, 2021

PVD City Council endorses sex work criminalization study commission- May 12th, 2021

A $15 minimum wage is within Rhode Island’s grasp – But there’s more to do-May 11th, 2021

Providence City Council Supports Rhode Island General Assembly’s Special Commission to Study Sex Worker Safety- May 10th, 2021

Better than New York? Cannabis legalization in RI needs to center social and economic justice, say, advocates- May 7th, 2021

Advocates push for repeal of LEOBoR; PVD Mayor Elorza supports Senator Mack repeal bill- May 6th, 2021

PVD Mayor’s African American Ambassadors Group supports full repeal of LEOBoR- May 4th, 2021

Students walkout to demand counselors, not cops in Providence public schools- April 30th, 2021


Youth organize a Stop Asian Hate March in South Kingstown  April, 4th, 2021

Will the proposed multi-hub bus plan require RI to pay back past Federal grants? March 29th, 2021

URI Must Fire Donna Hughes in Defense of Trans Rights- March 28th, 2021

At Odds With Her University Over Gender Identity- March 25th, 2021

Spa Owner In Pawtucket Prostitution Sting To Forfeit $650K- March 24th, 2021

Donna M Hughes, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, caused an uproar when she compared transgender people to QAnon conspiracy followers- March 24th, 2021

It took four hours, but Act on Climate RI passed the RI House- March 24th, 2021

Morally reprehensible and intellectually dishonest article written by Donna Hughes “The Atlanta Spa Murders Were Motivated by Sex, Not Race”  March 19th, 2021

Report: Unless RI acts, hundreds are facing eviction and homelessness- March 18th, 2021

Sex workers fight for Study Commission to examine criminalization of sex work in Rhode Island by Lillian Pickett and Lily Willis- March 12th, 2021

R.I. sex workers seek legislative change- March 7th, 2021

Doctors at RI state hospital allege ‘unethical’ pressure by Raimondo administration- March 5th, 2021


How Rhode Island Fell to the Coronavirus- March 5th, 2021


Central Falls lawmakers introduce legislation to shut down the Wyatt- March 5th, 2021

Rhode Island community members turn to mutual aid, direct outreach during the pandemic- March 4th, 2021

Michael Niemeyer: In support of RI Senate single-payer billMarch 2st, 2021

Will Rhode Island Be the First State to Legalize Safe Consumption Sites?  March 1st, 2021

Marie Franco wants answers about her son’s death at the ACI- February 28th, 2021

Advocates and legislators rally for an end to evictions and utility shutoffs at State House- February 27th, 2021

RI Senate votes that abortion is not healthcare-February 23rd, 2021

Catching up with COYOTE RI and the legislation important to sex workers-  February 23rd, 2021

RI State House Thursday, February 25, 2021

Commemorative Works Committee recommends permanent removal of Columbus statueFebruary 16th, 2020

Coalition to future Governor McKee: Tax the rich and invest in housing, economic justice, and decarceration–  February 11th, 2021


The pandemic has changed the way the public testifies before the General Assembly, and it’s for the better- January 26th, 2021

ACLU of RI: Portsmouth political sign ban violates First Amendment- January 22, 2021

Highway signs reading “Prison is Genocide” and “Gina You’re Killing Us” placed overnight- January 21st, 2021

GoLocal Daily RI Vaccination Update: RI Has Utilized 44% of Its Vaccine, According to CDC- January 17th, 2021

The Stop Evictions, Save Lives Dance Parade in Providence  January 13th, 2020

Renew RI Coalition launches with aggressive, Green New Deal-inspired legislative initiative-  January 12th, 2020

As Governor Raimondo leaves for Washington, what does it mean to be a leader in this moment? January 8th, 2020

A Profoundly Troubling Pick’: Progressives Slam Biden Choice of Gov. Raimondo for Commerce Chief- January 7th, 2021

State Police report on Jhamal Gonsalves clarifies incident; AG Neronha declines criminal charges against officers- January 7th, 2020

Sunrise RI: Statement on Rhode Island Senate and House leadership vote- January 5th, 2020

A popular, progressive agenda for Rhode Island lawmakers- January 4th, 2021


RI General Assembly 2020 Overall Rankings

Rhode Island Progressives Won Big in 2020 With Help From Youth Activists December 29th, 2020

AARP Rhode Island Urges Raimondo to Withdraw COVID Immunity for Nursing Homes- December 26th, 2020


Santa Claus visits State House to advocate for the evicted and housing insecure- December 23rd, 2020

‘It’s really bad’: Many Rhode Islanders face eviction as national deadline nearsDecember 23rd, 2020

Statement from Code Black on their protest at Governor Raimondo’s homeDecember 23rd, 2020

Despite a difficult year, Rhode Island passed a decent 2021 budget – We can do better for 2022- December 19th, 2020

Car Rally outside Raimondo press conference demands an immediate response to prison Covid outbreak December 18th, 2020

One of the World’s Richest Women Donates $10 Million to United Way of RI- December 16th, 2020

Food security, housing security and mental health for families: RI ranks near the bottom- December 14, 2020

OpEd: Governor Raimondo, it is time to close the restaurants and houses of worship- December 13th, 2020

Senate LEOBoR Task Force votes on final recommendationsDecember 10th, 2020

Mayor Elorza commits to universal basic income pilot program for Providence in 2021- December 10th, 2020

Rhode Island Now Has Highest Coronavirus Infection Rate in the U.S.December 7th, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI calls on state leaders to deal with ACI covid outbreak- December 7th, 2020

As the pandemic rages inside, advocates, families and allies rally at the ACI- December 7th, 2020

Potential HHS Nominee Gina Raimondo Has a “Mixed” Record on Abortion- December 2st, 2020

Getting rid of cash bail a good idea even when there’s no pandemic, say, legislators- December 2nd, 2020

Public Defender petitions RI Supreme Court to end cash bail amid ACI Covid spike- December 2nd, 2020

Housing advocates name and shame the top ten evictors in Rhode Island, and their lawyers- November 24th, 2020

Civil rights groups decry downplaying of racial disparities in police traffic stops and searches- November 21st, 2020

Opinion/Sgouros: Saying no to an austerity budget in RI- November 18th, 2020

R.I. highlighted in ACLU report on decriminalizing prostitution November 13th, 2020

PERA needs teeth: How law-enforcement officials have undermined the Community Safety Act- November 20th, 2020

Ten important questions in Rhode Island constitutional law-November 9th, 2020

Demonstrators blockade roads to Wyatt Detention Center, Demand closure of the facility- November 7th, 2020

A question for Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi November 5th, 2020

A question for Majority Leader Joe Shekarchi- November 5th, 2020


LEOBoR task force hearing takes up Anastasia Williams legislation- October 30th, 2020

Arrested while protesting in Providence: A first-hand accountOctober 28th, 2020

The Curious Case of RI Historian Laureate Pat Conley- October 27th, 2020

Providence releases police body cam footage from Jhamal Gonsalves incident- October 26th, 2020

RI National Lawyers Guild condemns police violence and the arrest of an NLG legal observer- October 26th, 2020

What does Rhode Island and Providence Plantations have to do with slavery? – EverythingOctober 26th, 2020

Police in riot gear prevent Federal Hill restaurant patrons from viewing peaceful protesters- October 24th, 2020

National ACLU calls for decriminalization of sex work; cites Rhode Island’s experience- October 23rd, 2020

PERA begins review of Jhamal Gonsalves case, wants bigger role- October 23rd, 2020

Police clash with protesters at PVD/Cranston border- October 22nd, 2020

Providence Human Relations Commission releases statement on police misconduct- October 21st, 2020

Providence releases new video in Jhamal Gonsalves investigation, comments on previous night’s protest- October 21st, 2020

PERA calls for an independent review of police-moped impact- October 19th, 2020

Standing up for women’s rights at the Sakonnet Women’s March for Democracy October 17th, 2020

Governor Raimondo, Take Responsibility- October 15th, 2020

95 blocked as part of Indigenous People’s Day protest- October 13th, 2020

RI ACLU sends letter to state officials defending the right “to peacefully record the activities of the police in public”October 8th, 2020

PERA investigator issues report on PVD Police Sergeant Hanley’s use of forceOctober 8th, 2020

Former Rhode Island prison for sale- October 7th, 2020

Protest theater outside PVD City Hall demands an end to prison torture and isolation- October 2st, 2020

The third meeting of the LEOBoR task force talks officers and chiefs, but what about civilians?-October 1st, 2020

Lawmakers ask the Public Utilities Commission to reverse their votes approving National Grid’s electric rate increase- September 30th, 2020

A least two arrested during 4th night of Breonna Taylor BLM protests in PVD- September 29th, 2020

Rhode Island minimum wage to rise $1 this week- September 28th, 2020

AMOR protests forced sterilizations outside the Wyatt and the ACI- September 24th, 2020

A domestic violence survivor seeking assistance was instead assaulted by Providence police officers, lawsuit allegesSeptember 21st, 2020

Newly elected RI lawmakers are saying ‘No’ to Raimondo’s austerity budget- September 16th, 2020

Providence teachers protest COVID-unsafe schools and unsound home learning option- September 15th, 2020

Secretary Gorbea: All active RI voters will receive mail ballot applications for November 3 election- September 11th, 2020

DARE uses street theater to highlight gentrification and displacement- September 11th, 2020

The Cost of Feigning Intimacy at Work September 7th, 2020

NEW: Ousted RI State Rep “Spills the Beans” With New Allegations of Bad Behavior at State House- September 10th, 2020

Progressives hopeful as big General Assembly wins seem to be happening- September 9th, 2020

PVD Teachers Union sets up an outdoor classroom to demonstrate crowding in classroomsSeptember 8th, 2020

Representative Williams calls on governor to nominate women of color to the judiciary- September 3rd, 2020

Rally calls on Raimondo to name Black, Latina judges- September 3rd, 2020

Decriminalization of sex work: Technical committee report on the way to Cabinet- August 31st, 2020

Cutting the state budget will hurt the economy, delay recovery says Economic Policy Institute- August 31st, 2020

At the Kenosha solidarity action Providence- August 31st, 2020

In the era of Black Lives Matter, state Attorney General opinion allows police to hide records of misconductAugust 26th, 2020

Families and community members rally outside Pawtucket Police for accountability and answers- August 23rd, 2020

An interview with Senator Sam Bell- August 19th, 2020

ACLU of RI sues on behalf of black recruit drummed out of the Providence Police Academy- August 18th, 2020

What are must-haves for this year’s state budget? Here’s what voters thinkAugust 17th, 2020

Hundreds of activists clean the streets of Providence; Council member Castillo commits to defund the police- August 16th, 2020

Unpacking Kamala Harris’s Record on Trans and Sex Work Issues- August 14th, 2020

Parents and educators rally at State House for a safe return to school- August 14th, 2020

Two arrested at courthouse eviction protest in Providence- August 14th, 2020

Community Statement on Equitably Reopening RI Schools- August 12th, 2020

Parents and educators have questions for Dr. Fauci and Governor Raimondo- August 11th, 2020

An Open Letter to America from the Black Leadership Initiative August 6th, 2020

State House sit-in for George Floyd stirs righteous anger- August 6th, 2020

Former Observer editor bags PhD in psychology August 4th, 2020

David Casey: Science does not say what the governor would like it to say- August 4th, 2020

Car rally outside RIDE demands a safe return to school- July 27th, 2020

Read Andrew Stewart’s Paper on How Mass Incarceration Impacts K-12 Students!- July 22nd, 2020

A criminal record will no longer bar people outright from seeking occupational licenses in R.I. July 21st, 2020

PERA calls for an immediate briefing on two recent incidents involving Providence Police Officers– July 24th, 2020

Community groups push for ‘Justice Budget;’ call for affordable housing, economic justice, and defunding prisons and police- July 20th, 2020

Providence Police enforce picketing ordinance against protesters outside Mayor’s home- July 19th, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI launches PAC July 16th, 2020

New report shows housing is out of reach for many in RI- July 15th, 2020

Rhode Island Lacks Protections, Plan for Tenants– July 14th, 2020

COVID-19 shows why a Percentage of Income Payment Plan is needed- July 14th, 2020

Rhode Island doubles rent relief funding, but advocates say more is needed- July 10th, 2020

Statement from Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island PAC on recent endorsements- July 10th, 2020

Governor unveils a new eviction diversion program, but will landlords allow tenants to utilize it? July 11th, 2020

Four Providence City Councilmembers pledge to reallocate money from the police July 10th, 2020

The Womxn Project leaving the Rhode Island Reproductive Freedom Coalition- July 10th, 2020

Providence’s civilian oversight board blocked by police from accessing body camera footage- July 9th, 2020

The vigil for Vanessa Guillén in Providence- July 8th, 2020

Anti-Asian Immigration Violence Is Nothing New- July 7th, 2020

State House rally to decarcerate, divest from and dismantle prisons- July 4th, 2020

Report from Medium Security in response to Patricia Coyne-Fague’s ProJo oped July 1st, 2020

COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on the upcoming EARN IT Act vote June 30th, 2020

Providence announces nearly $1m in aid for eviction defense and emergency housing assistance- June 30th, 2020

Mayor Elorza announces removal of Christopher Columbus statue- June 25th, 2020

Phil Eil: Rhode Island’s Dark History- June 24th, 2020

RI nursing home caregivers rally at State House to urge immediate passage of safe staffing legislation- June 23rd, 2020

Governor shifts on a possible executive order to deal with looming eviction crisis- June 23rd, 2020

Activists urge civilian oversight board to aid in defunding efforts- June 21st, 2020

PVD youth organize and lead Juneteenth march for racial justice- June 20th, 2020

Providence’s Annual Dyke and Trans People of Color March- June 20th, 2020

The RI Speaker of the House, claims he didn’t know that RI had a history of slavery.

Mayor Elorza announces removal of “Plantations” from city documents and oath ceremonies- June 19th, 2020

Previous reform attempts have not made serious change: Why we must Defund the Police June 19th, 2020

Demand an end to the lethal status quo in nursing homes- June 18th, 2020

The Workers First Caravan for racial and economic justiceJune 18th, 2020

The movement for Black Lives in Rhode Island: An overview- June 18th, 2020

Woonsocket City Council creates “Racist Policies Review Advisory Board” w/o input from the community- June 17th, 2020

Neronha issues updated protocol for Attorney General’s review of the use of force by law enforcement- June 17th, 2020

As calls to Defund the Police increase, the proposed House budget includes increases to State Police and prisonsJune 17th, 2020

FBI Agents attempt to question Providence activist at their home- June 16th, 2020

A matter of life and death’: The next crisis facing Rhode Island is evictions- June 16th, 2020

Attorney General to testify in support of critical civil rights legislation- June 15th, 2020

Youth protest in support of Black lives stages die-in outside State House- June 15th, 2020

FBI Agents attempt to question Providence activist at their home 

A second rally to support Black lives in North Kingstown- June 13th, 2020

Black Lives Matter in Newport’s North End- June 13th, 2020

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Providence Draft Board Raid- June 13th, 2020

Silence is Violence: A youth-led a protest for Black lives in Woonsocket- June 13th, 2020

Civilian oversight board welcomes City’s effort to host a critical dialogue on policing- June 12th, 2020

Black Lives Matter march and rally in Burrillville- June 11th, 2020

Judge stops Providence from revoking Wild Zebra club’s licenses June 11th, 2020

A Black Lives Matter Candlelight Vigil in Rural Northwest Rhode Island- June 9th, 2020

The Gaspee Affair was about the business of slavery- June 9th, 2020

Hundreds march in South Kingstown because Black Lives Matter- June 9th, 2020

Senator Metts to sponsor changes to Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights- June 9th, 2020

A Black Lives Matter Candlelight Vigil in Rural Northwest Rhode Island- June 9th, 2020

Rhode Island Public Defender’s office marches for George Floyd and Black LivesJune 8th, 2020

The Rhode Island Politicians who take police money- June 8th, 2020

Narragansett stages Black Lives Matter rally by the seawall- June 7th, 2020

Statement of the RI Center For Justice on police killing of Black people: We must say their names- June 7th, 2020

Photos from the youth-led Protect Black Lives protest June 6th, 2020

Thousands take to the streets of Providence in youth-led Protect Black Lives protest- June 6th, 2020

Facebook live stream of youth-led Protect Black Lives protest documents post curfew march- June 6th, 2020

Black Lives Matter march in Bristol draws a huge crowd June 6th, 2020

Thousands mass in Providence for peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration- June 5th, 2020

Brown University graduate workers Win union contract in First for Ivy League June 4th, 2020

Judge’s decision reveals why all Wyatt ICE detainees are being given bail hearings starting tomorrow- June 2nd, 2020

Judge’s decision reveals why all Wyatt ICE detainees are being given bail hearings starting tomorrow- June 2nd, 2020

How You Can Help the Black Lives Matter Movement in Rhode Island June 1st, 2020

Providence civilian oversight board calls for an independent review of Sergeant Hanley investigation June 1st, 2020

A noise demonstration at the ACI seeks reforms for the incarcerated amid COVID-19 crisis- May 31st, 2020

More than 2000 people demand justice for George Floyd in Providence- May 30th, 2020

RI Democratic Women’s Caucus condemns racist attack on RIDWC member Jennifer Rourke- May 28th, 2020

RI lawmakers OK bill requiring insurers permanently cover telehealth servicesMay 27th, 2020

ACLU sues over frozen unemployment insurance payments- May 27th, 2020

Providence College administrators owe the community an apology and a plan for systemic change- May 27th, 2020

An open letter from in-door dining establishments that believe it is not safe to reopen- May 26th, 2020

Larry Warner declares candidacy for Citywide Cranston City CouncilMay 26th, 2020

Rhode Island’s slow and nonexistent action on rental and housing assistance is cruelMay 23rd, 2020

RI strip club owner speaks out after receiving backlash for reopening– May 19th, 2020

District 5’s Senator Bell scores early endorsements for re-election May 21st, 2020

The Crush COVID RI app is trying to navigate the line between public health and privacy rights- May 20th, 2020

Send in your application for a mail-in-ballot by May 19th! Vote for Bernie & delegates on June 2nd. 

Reopening Isn’t Reopening—It’s Cutting Off Unemployment- May 13th, 2020

Ken Barber: Proud of Pride- May 13th, 2020

Fred Ordoñez: In her rush to reopen, Governor Raimondo puts the poor and people of color at risk- May 7th, 2020

Dr Alexander-Scott on the social, racial and economic determinants of health- May 7th, 2020

Dr. Alexander-Scott on the social, racial and economic determinants of healthMay 7th, 2020

The Wyatt cannot guarantee the safety of medically vulnerable detainees, determines CourtMay 5th, 2020

Wyatt cannot guarantee safety of medically vulnerable detainees, determines CourtMay 5th, 2020

On the evening of Friday, May 1st, people in Unit B of Bristol County ICE custody were assaulted and pepper-sprayed– May 4th, 2020

People in Bristol County ICE Detention Violently Assaulted While Protecting Their Own Health– May 4th, 2020

Local minority community leaders want more input into Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response- April 28th, 2020

Rep. Williams and local minority community leaders release open letter to Governor Raimondo concerning the threat of COVID-19 to Rhode Island’s minority population April 28th, 2020

Judge orders immediate release of two health compromised ICE detainees from Wyatt during a pandemic- April 24th, 2020

Activists digitally protest Wyatt Board meeting; more details on COVID-19 at prison revealedApril 24th, 2020

Three Wyatt detainees allege unhygienic conditions, petition for releaseApril 18th, 2020

A moral imperative: Race, poverty and coronavirus- April 15th, 2020

Contact tracing phone apps will be opt in, will not violate privacy, says Governor Raimondo- April 15th, 2020

Attorney General issues warning against illegal self-help evictions- April 8th, 2020

The story I couldn’t write about the WyattApril 8th, 2020

Never Again Action Rhode Island projects a powerful message- April 8th, 2020

Providence strip club Wild Zebra asks court to overturn its `death penalty’  May 6th, 2020

Weekend staffer at Harrington Hall tests positive for COVID-19- April 6th, 2020

Lawsuit calls for emergency release of ICE detainees in a Massachusetts County- March 3rd, 2020

Hundreds attend online rally to convince Governor Raimondo to depopulate prisons- April 3rd, 2020

An open letter to Governor Raimondo and the ACI regarding COVID-19 April 1st, 2020

No Safety Net For RI Sex Workers In Pandemic- March 31st, 2020

As pandemic intensifies, the homeless are at greater risk. What’s being done?March 31st, 2020

Bristol County Correctional Center officials retaliate after ICE detainees declare work strike- March 31st, 2020

Rhode Island musicians and artists unite to demand benefits, rent suspension, and more amidst COVID crisis- March 31st, 2020

No Safety Net For RI Sex Workers In Pandemic– March 31st, 2020

House and Senate Republicans call for the General Assembly to re-openMarch 30th, 2020

First COVID-19 case at ACI will not alter state’s policy- March 29th, 2020

Corrections Director speaks about prison conditions, possible reductions in census under COVID-19- March 24th, 2020

Members of the Providence City Council call on the state to issue a moratorium on evictions during COVID-19 pandemic- March 20th, 2020

Tell Gov. Raimondo: prevent COVID-19 in the criminal justice system!- Petition- March 2020

The Womxn Project launches ‘Support, Self-Care and Resiliency’ video series- March 18th, 2020

Virus Cells: The coming coronavirus catastrophe behind bars- March 19th, 2020

Governor Raimondo suspends key provisions of Open Meetings and Access to Public Records Act- March 16th, 2020

PrYSM and City sign consent agreement, ending lawsuit over gang database- March 16th, 2020

Bill to outlaw masks and protective gear at protests heard in House committee March 12th, 2020

Providence PD settles gang database lawsuit, revises policy- March 10th, 2020

Anti-ICE activist found guilty and given maximum sentence- March 10th, 2020


Chambers of Commerce weaponize coronavirus against workersMarch 5th, 2020

General Assembly urged to pass Equality in Abortion Coverage Act of 2020- March 4th, 2020

Celebrating International Sex Workers Rights Day at the Dark Lady with Coyote RIMarch 4th, 2020

Coyote RI opposes H7550 the Human Trafficking Reporting and Prevention ActMarch 3rd, 2020

Sex Workers enter the national landscape as presidential candidates consider sex work-study- March 2st, 2020

Bill to unmask protesters will foster fascismFebruary 28th, 2020

First invocation of the RPA to change policy in RI- February 21st, 2020

Proposed RIPTA/RIDOT merger draws criticisms from both public transportation workers and riders- February 21st, 2020

Board Closes Providence Strip Club, Wild Zebra- February 12th, 2020

Petition against Communion Denial gathers 11,000 SignaturesFebruary 11th, 2020

While cutting $58.7M from Medicaid, Raimondo budget gives $15.7M to insurance companies- February 6th, 2020

Housing discrimination based on source of income could become illegal in R.I.- February 5th 2020

The Uprising, February 3, 2020

In the eyes of certain State Senators, some marriages are less worthy- January 30th, 2020

Senate Labor passes $1 increase in minimum wage, balks at pathway to $15- January 30th, 2020

New coalition seeks first increase in cash assistance program in 30 years- January 30th, 2020

Let’s make this the year when we say no to Medicaid cuts- January 27th, 2020

The Uprising! January 24, 2020

Providence strip club agrees to pay $750,000 to settle strippers’ class-action wage suit- January 23rd, 2020

A single UHIP update kicked 5,500 Rhode Islanders off Medicaid- January 21st, 2020

ACLU takes legal action over the unlawful arrest of 13-year-old honors student- January 20th, 2020

The Uprising January 18, 2020- January 18th, 2020

12 things to know about Raimondo’s $10B RI budget plan -January 16th, 2020

Speaker Mattiello and Senate President Ruggerio answer questions at Boston Globe event- January 16th, 2020

Providence City Council committee hears legislation to stop the source of income discrimination in housing- January 13th, 2020

Providence Police gang database policy ‘Tramples fundamental constitutional rights,’ lawsuit says- January 13th, 2020

Rhode Island for Bernie Kickoff Rally draws hundreds of eager volunteers and supporters- January 12th, 2020

Dr. João Goulão, the architect of Portugal’s drug policy, shares his success with the General AssemblyJanuary 11th, 2020

The Uprising! January 10, 2020

Fairhaven man pleads guilty to string of attacks on prostitutes January 9th, 2019


“I Wanted to Use This Opportunity to Educate More People About 287(g) Agreements at a Prison Near You:” An Interview with Anti-ICE Protester Sherrie Anne André– January 3rd, 2020

Carolers visit Wyatt Detention Center on Christmas Eve- December 25th, 2019

COYOTE RI observes the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers- December 18th, 2019


The Uprising December 13, 2019

Butler Hospital workers picket for patient safety and to protect good jobs- December 11th, 2019

AMOR disrupts State Treasurer meeting over State’s continued business with Wyatt bondholders- December 11th, 2019

The next UHIP? A flawed system is endangering Rhode Island’s homeless- December 9th, 2019

R.I. penalty about to kick in for those without health insurance- December 7th, 2019

The Uprising! December 7, 2019

14 members of Sunrise Providence arrested at State House after march and rally-December 7th, 2019

David Morales announces candidacy for Rhode Island House District 7December 5th, 2019

Police violence is not a perception problem- December 4th, 2019

Providence City Council wants more tax breaks for millionaires; Protest planned for Thursday City Council meeting- Dec 3rd, 2019

State leaders announce the largest economic development project in Pawtucket’s historyDec 2nd, 2019

The Uprising! November 29, 2019

Dear Senator Metts: Invoking religious beliefs in lawmaking is wrongNovember 26th, 2019

The Uprising! November 22, 2019

The History of Sex Work Law in Rhode Island- November 20th, 2019

The Uprising! November 15, 2019

Providence youth group PrYSM passes the baton to a new generation of leaders- November 15th, 2019

Rhode Island Economic Development Strategy comes under fire for being paid for by corporate lobbyists- November 13th, 2019

After a decade as executive director, DARE’s Fred Ordoñez passes the torch-November 11th, 2019

The Uprising! November 8, 2019

Opportunity Zones, embraced by Trump and Raimondo, exploit low-income communities and enrich billionaires- November 6th, 2019

Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance (AMOR) delivers letters to Wyatt bondholders- November 4th, 2019

The Uprising! November 2, 2019

Class Action Suit Charges RI Dept of Corrections with “Inhumane” Rights Violations– October 25th, 2019

The Uprising! October 25, 2019

No charges against Wyatt correctional officers in an attack on peaceful protesters- October 23rd, 2019

Melissa Jenkins, Ph.D.: Bypassing peer review is bad medicine- October 21st, 2019

The Uprising! October 18, 2019

Governor Raimondo supports banning private prisons after meeting with protesters at State House– October 18th, 2019

Vanessa Flores-Maldonado on the Community Safety Act & the Gang Database– October 17th, 2019

Rhode Island Police don’t just make arrests. Some also act as prosecutors.October 15th, 2019

Activists, Physicists, and Traffic Flow- October 11th, 2019

The Uprising! October 11, 2019

USDA reported that 11 percent of households in Rhode Island are food insecure– October 10th, 2019

Eroding first amendment rights: Rhode Island town councils consider ‘decorum ordinances- October 9th, 2019

Wyatt Board violated both the Open Meetings Act and the Access to Public Records Act, determines RI Attorney General in pair of decisions- October 7th, 2019

Rhode Island Political Cooperative candidates declare a bold agenda at their coming-out party- October 4th, 2019

ICE told him to come on Thursday. He brought 20 others along. October 3rd, 2019

Providence resident Chan Chhoeur enters ICE custody for deportation proceedings- October 3rd, 2019

The Uprising! September 27, 2019

Meet the superhero covering Rhode Island’s activists -September 25th, 2019

FROM DECRIM TO RECRIM- Ten years of recriminalized indoor sex work in Rhode Island- September 21st, 2019

The Uprising, September 20, 2019

Dr Luke Messac: Lifespan, stop suing my patientsSeptember 19th, 2019

Wyatt board delays vote on forbearance agreement as protesters turn their backs- September 16th, 2019

Did protesters shut down Friday night’s Wyatt board meeting?- September 13th, 2019

The Uprising! September 13, 2019

Sunrise Movement marches through Providence, visits Whitehouse and Raimondo to demand Green New Deal -September 9th, 2019

The rise of anti-trans “radical” feminists, explained- September 5th, 2019

Never Again Action ends march in the lobby of Amazon, protesting the companies ties to ICE -September 6th, 2019

Rhode Island’s lingering lead problem -September 4th, 2019

Providence Public School parents and students file legal motion to require engagement and transparency in schools takeover- September 4th, 2019

Remi: Boston on Saturday was a police riot in defense of a group of homophobic nationalists and fascists -September 3rd, 2019

‘Straight Pride’ Counter-Protesters To Be Arraigned, Claim Police Were ‘Hostile’ And ‘Aggressive September 2st, 2019

Video from the protests against the “Straight Pride” Parade in Boston- Sept 1st, 2019

The Uprising! August 30, 2019

Jerry Elmer: 50 years ago today I turned 18, at the height of the Vietnam War- August 30th, 2019

Open records lawsuit challenges Providence School District for hiding documents relating to federal law violations- August 29th, 2019

Attorney General Peter Neronha speaks to the press about the ongoing Wyatt investigation -August 21st, 2019

Remi: A street medic at the Wyatt recounts their experience -August 16th, 2019

Captain Woodworth resigns after being suspended for driving a truck into Jewish youth and elders protesting Wyatt Detention Facility-  August 16th, 2019

The Uprising! August 16, 2019

Never Again Providence peacefully protests the ICE contract with the Wyatt Detention Center -August 16th, 2019

Scenes from after the Wyatt Correctional Officer attack on the Never Again Providence protesters August 15th, 2019

Statement from the Attorney General Peter Neronha on Wyatt Detention Center IncidentAugust 15th, 2019

ACLU Issues Statement on Wyatt Detention Center Protest Incident -August 15th, 2019


Unpacking Kamala Harris’s Record on Trans and Sex Work Issues- August 14th, 2020

Governor Raimondo signs an executive order creating Juvenile and Criminal Justice Working Groups August 7th, 2019

The Uprising! August 3, 2019

Providence Ranked One of the Most Expensive Places to Rent, Adverse Effect on Long-Term Wealth-July 30th, 2019

A guide to Open Government in Rhode Island- July 27th,2019

The Uprising! July 26, 2019

The PrYSM lawsuit against the City of Providence over the Gang Database: Why it is necessary- July 23rd, 2019

The Uprising! July 19, 2019

Brown University: Teacher treatment of students factors into a racial gap in school suspensions– July 19th, 2019

Community group files suit over Providence ‘gang database July 16th,2019

Not for profit? – Wyatt Detention Center issues a statement defending the facility’s standards and detainees access to Health, Legal and Religious Services -July 18th, 2019

Activist sentenced to ten days for blocking entrance to Bristol County House of Corrections July 17th,2019

Veteran Providence Police captain to join DCYFJuly 16th, 2019

Group Seeks to End ICE Collaborations With Local Law Enforcement- July 10th, 2019

Lights for Liberty: Rhode Island joins the world in condemning United States detention camps -July 13th,2019

The Uprising! July 12th, 2019

Meeting of the Wyatt Board generates more questions than answersJuly 9th, 2019

AMOR marches in memory of migrant lives lost -July 7th, 2019

The Uprising! July 7, 2019

Protesters fight for our constitutional right to access ‘privileges of the shore’July 6th, 2019

A more surreal than usual Ancients and Horribles Parade -July 5th, 2019

Katherine Bogen: Buddies in Resistance – Building Intentional Activist Partnership -July 3rd, 2019

Aaron Regunberg: Never Again is about throwing ourselves into the gears of that mechanism in any way we possibly can  -July 3rd, 2019


Never Again Is Now: 18 people arrested protesting ICE and concentration camps outside the Wyatt Detention Center -July 3rd, 2019

18 arrested in Never Again protest of Wyatt’s ICE role-  July 2st, 2019

The Uprising! June 29, 2019

FANG Collective protests outside Bristol County House of Correction -June 29th, 2019

DARE protests RI Housing’s Barbara Jordan II tours for wealthy developers June 26th, 2019

Activists shut down Massachusetts DOC to resist collaboration with ICE June 27th, 2019

Community members bring complaints about the Providence Police to a PERA Board without a quorum -June 26th, 2019

FANG visits the Wyatt Detention Facility’s “Special Master” at Locke Lord LLC -June 25th, 2019

No time to wait: The Rhode Island Senate needs to raise the minimum wage this year, and here’s how -June 24th, 2019

Celebrating World Refugee Day with the Refugee Dream Center -June 22nd, 2019

The Uprising! June 21, 2019

DARE bill to establish fair occupational licenses stalls in the House -June 21st, 2019

Governor Gina Raimondo signs bill codifying Roe v Wade into Rhode Island State Law -June 19th, 2019

ACLU: Lawsuit over immigrant detentions could affect detainees being held in Central Falls  -June 17th, 2019

The Seventh Annual Red Bandana Awards ceremony June 17th, 2019

Providence’s First Annual People of Color Dyke and Trans MarchJune 16th, 2019

Andy Boardman: House budget proposal – Three winners and three losers -June 16th, 2019

The Uprising! June 14, 2019

Reproductive Privacy Act passes out of Committee and onto Senate Floor -June 14th, 2019


Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom: Revised Reproductive Privacy Act properly codifies Roe into state law -June 10th, 2019

The Cities of Providence and Central Falls sued the Trump Administration and won -June 10th, 2019

2019 Red Bandana Award Event

International Sex Workers Day- AMOR’s 2nd Annual Grill-Off- June 8th, 2019

The Uprising! June 7, 2019

Abortion debate at Rhode Island State House intensifies -June 6th,2019

Rhode Island Senate Approves Bill Banning Housing Discrimination June 5th, 2019

The Womxn Project: Failing to pass The Reproductive Privacy Act has consequences-June 5th, 2019

Rhode Island Senate poised to issue a financial windfall to millionaire tax delinquentsJune 4th, 2019

Activist sentenced to ten days in jail for protesting ICE outside Bristol County Jail- June 4th, 2019

Rhode Island’s LGBTQI+ community and allies rally to repudiate Bishop Tobin’s hateful comments- June 3rd, 2019

DARE demands restoration of low-income housing at Barbara Jordan II-  June 3rd, 2019

The Uprising! June 1, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee passes a resolution denouncing and opposing white nationalism and neo-Nazism- May 31st, 2019

Fire Fighters picket Senator McKenney fundraiser over ‘disparaging remarksMay 31st, 2019


AMOR holds vigil for the immigrant children who have died while incarcerated in the United States- May 28th, 2019

The Uprising! May 25, 2019

Rhode Island Democratic Party Senate fundraiser protested by pro-choice activists-May 24th, 2019

Rhode Island Democratic Party Senate fundraiser protested by pro-choice activists -May 24th, 2019

Interfaith Coalition members ask legislators to pass legislation to prevent housing discriminationMay 22nd, 2019

Nesselbush introduces Senate resolution denouncing white nationalism and neo-Nazi groups in Rhode Island -May 22nd, 2019

R.I. poet sues the city, Providence officer, alleging assault and false arrestMay 22nd,2019

ACLU: Cristian Aguasvivas likely to be tortured if returned to the Dominican Republic May 20th, 2019

.The Uprising! May 17, 2019

My Turn: Scott Cunningham: Study needed on legal prostitution -May 16th,2019

Former Foxy Lady dancer found not guilty of prostitutionMay 15th, 2019

Senate Judiciary Committee kills the Reproductive Health Care Act -May 15th, 2019

The Uprising! May 10, 2019- Book Mark- Handimaids-best photo ever

Camilo Viveiros, Bella Robinson, and Steve Ahlquist are this year’s Red Bandana Award recipients May 10th, 2019

Letters: Melina Behnke: R.I. should let prostitution serve the demand for sex -May 4th, 2019

Push in Rhode Island to study sex laws fires up opponents May 3rd, 2019

The Uprising! May 3, 2019


Rhode Island House considers creating a study commission to examine laws on sex work. May 1st, 2019

RI lawmakers hear from critics of criminal prostitution May 1st, 2019

Critics of criminal prostitution laws urge changes at R.I. House hearing April 30th, 2019

The Uprising! April 26, 2019

House Judiciary hears testimony on occupational licenses for the formerly incarcerated- April 26th, 2019

Toxic Avenue Leads to Neighborhood Problems-April 22nd, 2019

Providence City Council sends resolution in support of sex work study commission to the committee -April 23rd, 2019

The Uprising! April 20, 2019

PrYSM rallies in support of Seng family at Providence City Hall -April 19th, 2019

Woman arrested for ignoring opioid overdose -April 18th, 2019

Homeless rights community calls for response to attack on woman -April 16th, 2019

The Uprising!, April 13, 2019

Wyatt Bondholders sue Central Falls Mayor, City Council and Detention Facility Corporation for $130 million -April 10th,  2019

AMOR attempts to contact ICE detainees held at Wyatt Detention Center -April 8th, 2019

Wyatt Board suspends ICE contract for 90 days; Detainees need to be moved out in seven days  -April 6th, 2019

The Uprising! April 5, 2019

Central Falls City Council begins their move against the Wyatt by revoking foundational resolutions -April 5th, 2019

Police: 13 women arrested in connection to raids at 2 Pawtucket massage parlors March 29th, 2019

Confronting the legacy of slavery- March 29th, 2018

The Uprising, March 29, 2019

Central Falls Mayor Diossa: Wyatt Detention Center needs to be shut down immediately March 28th, 2019

The Uprising! March 24, 2019

Representative Moira Walsh to challenge Joseph McNamara for Rhode Island Democratic Party chairMarch 22nd, 2019

Rhode Island’s parentage law hurts some families, the Uniform Parentage Act will remedy that -March 21st, 2019


The Uprising March 15, 2019

Legislation: Allowing Medicaid to cover doula services will improve outcomes for pregnant women and reduce costs -March 15th, 2019

Mayor Elorza’s first Community Conversation about monetizing Providence Water- March 12th, 2019

Economic Tsunami: Data Shows RI Cities & Towns Are Facing Peril Due to Unfunded Obligation -March 12th, 2019

Senator Sam Bell urges his fellow senators to vote against Senate Rules on WednesdayMarch 11th, 2019

All the video: Testimony on the Reproductive Health Care Act before Senate Judiciary- March 9th, 2019

The Uprising! March 8, 2019

Rhode Island House of Representatives passes bill codifying Roe v Wade -March 8th, 2019

COYOTE-RI Interviews Scott Cunningham- Baylor University- March 2019

House Judiciary Committee passes a bill to codify Roe v Wade -March 6th, 2019

Amended Reproductive Privacy Act earns RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom support March 1st, 2019

How Many Sex Trafficking Headlines are Bogus? Lots of them! March 1st, 2019

INVESTIGATION: DCYF Wrongfully Removed Children From RI Mother, According to State Report- March 1st, 2019

The Uprising, March 1, 2019

The “Grab a Slice” Story Rebekah Charleston Doesn’t Want You to Know-February 28th, 2019

Representative Fogarty excoriates Speaker Mattiello over his handling of child sexual assault bill last year February 28th, 2019

New report: Rent Control is the only policy tool that can provide immediate relief to renters facing unaffordable rent increases- February 28th, 2019

Help low-income workers: Raise the EITC to fight the Trump tax law- February 27th, 2019

Bristol police no longer an accredited department- February 27th, 2019

AG Peter Neronha: Justice demands reclassifying simple possession as a misdemeanor-February 25th, 2019

The Uprising! February 22, 2019

Adult entertainment industry ‘a very powerful lobby’ in R.I.- February 18th, 2019

Foxy Lady strip club has a long association with organized crimeFebruary 17th, 2019

R.I. rep. wants ‘frank’ talk about prostitution laws- February 15th, 2019

The Uprising, February 15, 2019

The new bill proposes studying sex worker safety- February 14th,2019

Lawmaker proposes studying whether to decriminalize sex work- February 13th, 2019

Providence legislator proposes studying whether to decriminalize sex work- February 13th, 2019

Bella Robinson – Executive Director COYOTE RI – Decriminalizing sex work.  Interview with the Matt Allen radio show

Representative Williams’ bill would establish a commission to study the decriminalization of prostitution -February 12th, 2019

Anti-choice groups silent on issues of real importance to children and families -February 12th, 2019

Bella Robinson – Executive Director COYOTE RI – Decriminalizing sex work.  Interview with the Matt Allen radio show

Police lieutenant accused of beating girlfriend, a strip club worker -February 12th, 2019

Representative Williams’ bill would establish a commission to study the decriminalization of prostitution -February 12th, 2019


Business interests mislead on the minimum wage- February 12th, 2019

New report documents the effects of source of income discrimination in housing- February 12th, 2019

Developer receiving $20 million in City and State tax breaks hires out of state contractors at below area rates February 11th, 2019

Representative Lima masks her anti-panhandling bill with Orwellian double-speak -February 9th, 2019


Strip-club romance led to an assault charge against Providence police lieutenant-February 7th, 2019

Global Implications Of FOSTA  By Meghan Peterson- Feb 2019

Lisa Peterson: We need to rethink how we approach substance use -February 3rd, 2019

Prostitution advocacy group launches national campaign to decriminalize sex work February 3rd, 2019

The Uprising, February 2, 2019

Governor Backs DCYF Director After No Confidence Vote- February 1st, 2019

R.I. Takes Biking/Walking Funds for Highways- January 31st, 2019

Protesters target Southeast Asian American ICE deportations in Bristol County -January 26th, 2019

The Uprising, January 25, 2017

Video from 2019’s first House Committee on Judiciary- January 24th, 2019

Speaker Mattiello retaliates against Reform Caucus members with committee assignments- January 23rd, 2019

Mark J Ryan: Healthcare in Rhode Island at risk- January 21st, 2019

The Uprising, January 18, 2019

The government shutdown may affect SNAP benefits, other programs; Money may run out in March January 14th, 2019

Scherwitz v. Beane 

Providence police change course on details at strip clubs -January 11th, 2019

The Uprising! January 11, 2019

Here’s all the written comments to the House Committee on Rules – still no one in favor of status quoJanuary 10th, 2019

Woonsocket police officer accused of rape in Providence bar bathroom -January 9th, 2019

The House Committee on Rules holds a public meeting, but are they listening? -January 9th, 2019

Three bidders for Elorza’s water leasing plan revealed -January 9th, 2019

Providence City Council inauguration a day of firsts and political fault lines -January 7th, 2019

The Uprising! January 4, 2019

Should elected officials be submitting bills that affect elections they are currently running in?  January 3rd, 2019

Supreme Court allows Foxy Lady to reopen without VIP area -January 3rd, 2019

Reform Caucus makes its recommendations for House rule- January 2st, 2019

The Women Project: Rhode Island bill protecting the right to abortion is a 2019 priority  January 1st, 2019

ACLU files Rhode Island Supreme Court brief in support of Foxy Lady December 31st, 2018

AG Kilmartin sides with Trump on church/state separation case before the Supreme Court -December 31st, 2018

The Uprising, December 28, 2018

Foxy Lady may reopen as a bar without dancers -November 24th, 2018

Providence councilwoman-elect wants Foxy Lady reopened, prostitution decriminalized December 22st, 2018

The Uprising, December 21, 2018

Well-known strip club loses license while 100s lose jobs- December 20th, 2018

10 of the most absurd civil liberties violations we encountered in 2018. -November 20th, 2018

RI Supreme Court: Foxy Lady can’t reopen as strip club Friday December 21st, 2018

The Uprising, December 21, 2018

Goldin and Ajello pre-file Reproductive Health Care Act -December 20th, 2018

PODCAST: Foxy Lady files appeal, dancer speaks out –December 20th, 2018

Foxy Lady takes the fight for survival to Supreme Court December 20th, 2018

Here’s what we know about the shuttering of Providence’s famous adult club, the Foxy Lady- December 19th, 2018

Providence Liquor Board votes to shut down Foxy Lady -December 19th, 2018

Advocacy group calls for Foxy Lady prostitution charges to be droppedDecember 19th, 2018

City strips Foxy Lady of licenses-  December 19th, 2018

Over 200 jobs lost as Providence Board of Licenses votes to close Foxy Lady- December 19th, 2018

COYOTE RI observes the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers- December 18th 2018

ACLU: Justice reinvestment undermined by General Assembly expansion of “Statehouse-to-Prison Pipeline” December 18th, 2018

The Uprising, December 14, 2018

Advocacy Groups Condemn Department of Health’s Regulatory Actions Affecting Thousands with Criminal Records -December 14th, 2018

‘It’s all about Democracy,’ says PVD City Councilor Igliozzi about Fane veto override vote delay  -December 12th, 2018

DARE, Neighbors 4 Revitalization, & RIHAP encourage Councilor Harris to vote ‘No’ on Hope Point Tower -December 11th, 2018

The Uprising, December 7, 2018

MA Rates # 1 in the U.S. for Best Elder Abuse Protection, RI Ranks Poorly, Says New Study November 4th, 2018

Newly elected South Kingstown School Committee members facing harassment and threats December 2st, 2018

The Uprising! November 30, 2018

The Uprising! November 23, 2018

ACLU Raises Concerns Over RIPTA Attempt to Ban Journalist from Recording Meeting –November 20th, 2018

The 21 Democrats opposing Speaker Mattiello have a name: The Reform Caucus November 20th, 2018

RIPTA needs lessons in how the Open Meetings Act works -November 19th, 2018

Report: R.I. poverty rate is highest in N.E. – November 16th, 2018

The Uprising! November 16, 2018

Legislators supporting Speaker Mattiello do so at their peril -November 14th, 2018

Health Care Revolt demands restored funding for Rhode Island 911 November 13th, 2018

Speaker Mattiello shares his current thinking on reproductive rights and codifying Roe v Wade November 12th, 2018

The Uprising! November 9, 2018

Speaker Mattiello and Democracy vs Despotism at Chapel Grille -November 9th, 2018

Police: 12 arrested in prostitution sting -November 8th, 2018

The Woman Project: Mattiello is not fit to be Speaker -Nov 8th, 2018

The Uprising, November 2, 2018

The Uprising, October 26, 2018

The Uprising, October 19, 2018

Low-income taxpayers in Rhode Island pay over 50 percent more in taxes than the wealthiest Oct 17th, 2018

Student luxury housing developers to save $19 million over 20 years -Oct 12th, 2018

The Uprising, October 12, 2018

Hate groups shut down their own rally with violence -Oct 7th, 2018

The Uprising, October 5, 2018

GOP group unveils ad blaming Raimondo for DCYF woes- Oct 5th, 2018

The Uprising, September 28, 2018

North Smithfield Town Council passes a resolution against Nike products and Colin Kaepernick Sept  17th, 2018

An unknown substance found at women’s unit at ACI; 8 hospitalized for testing

This is the same fake hysteria they just used in PA to deny the inmates their mail and books so they could justify the hiring of processing company in FL at the cost of 4 million a year to process the mail. This is because they want to privatize all communications and reading material so the prison industrial complex can profit even more off mass incarceration.

North Smithfield to consider boycotting Nike over Colin Kaepernick ad- Sept 17th, 2018

Pennsylvania to end prison book donations, forcing inmates onto pricey eBook platform

In Uxbridge, Woonsocket police officer Enrique Sosa charged with attacking ex-girlfriend- Sept 14th, 2018

Without a power plant, Invenergy is making millions off New England ratepayers -Sept 14th, 2018

The Uprising, September 14, 2018  -Sept 14th, 2018

ACLU Statement on the Fatal Shooting of DaShawn Cole by Pawtucket Police -Sept 10th, 2018

Sarge reiterated that it’s election season and folks have a right to free speech. September 8th, 2018

The Uprising, September 7, 2018

Prison Strike Solidarity Noise Demo makes contact with people incarcerated at the ACI- Sept 2st, 2018

The Uprising, August 31, 2018

Gubernatorial candidates Brown and Dickinson debate, Raimondo a no-show- August 28th, 2018

Cranston Mayor Fung called out on his ‘Trumpian, divisive, racist, fear-based campaigning  -August 28th, 2018

The Uprising, August 24, 2018

Candidate for Providence City Council answer tough questions on housing and poverty- August 23rd,2018

Entrances to Bristol County Jail blocked by demonstrators over ICE connection -August 20th, 2018

The Uprising, August 17, 2018

Substance use and overdose prevention PAC kicks off -August 16th, 2018


Raimondo says Invenergy’s power plant will not hurt her re-election chancesAugust 16th, 2018

RI HAS A HOUSING CRISIS -August 15th, 2018

ICE and USCIS Conspired to Arrest, Detain Immigrants Wishing to Remain with Families -August 14th, 2018

This Election Must Be About Housing  -August 14th, 2018

The Uprising, August 10, 2018

West Warwick asked to reconsider anti-panhandling signs resolution by homeless advocacy groups- August 6th, 2018

Ocean State Against Hate shuts down Resist Marxism rally in Providence-  August 4th, 2018

The Uprising, August 3, 2018

R.I. DCYF sued, project director alleges misuse of a $2M federal grantAugust 2st, 2018

Pizza and Politics with Providence City Council Ward 13 candidatesJuly 31st, 2018

Bank of America finances pipelines, FANG is asking that you move your money elsewhere- July 30th, 2018

COYOTE Rhode Island: SESTA/FOSTA = Death-  JULY 28TH, 2018

SESTA/FOSTA = DEATH #AIDS2018- July 28th, 2018

The Uprising July 27, 2018

Providence City Council: President Salvatore questions $3k per month contract with GoLocalProv- July 24th, 2018

The first day of hospital strike a raucous and crowded day of defiance- July 23rd, 2018

UNAP: The strike is on at Rhode Island Hospital–  July 23rd, 2018

Poor wording in R.I. law puts some sex-trafficking convictions in question- June 22nd, 2018

The Uprising! July 20, 2018

R.I. house prices continue to soar- July 20th, 2018

Candidates for Providence City Council meeting to make their case to downtown residents- July 11th, 2018

Andrew Stewart: Forget Corporatized White Pride, Up With LGBTQQIA+ Liberation and Providence’s Justice Gaines!- July 9th, 2018

The Uprising, July 6, 2018

Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change, First State to Do So- July 2st, 2018

Shanna Wells – RI Democratic Party should stop stifling the voices of women and people of color!- July 2st, 2018

The Uprising, June 29, 2018

Justice Gaines announces for Providence City Council, Ward 1-  June 28th, 2018

Rachel Miller for Providence City Council Ward 13- June 27th, 2018

Aaron Regunberg calls for an emergency session of the General Assembly to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act- June 27th, 2018

Rhode Island has created a political environment in which women are ignored- June 27th, 2018

Representative Walsh to Governor Raimondo on Kristen’s Law: ‘Real lives are more important than re-election– June 25th, 2018

Rhode Island Passes Bill to Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot If He Doesn’t Release Tax Returns June 22nd, 2018

Rhode Islanders call for an end to family separations at the border-  June 20th, 2018

Rhode Island passes a law protecting DACA recipients’ ability to obtain drivers licenses- June 18th, 2018

The Uprising, June 15, 2018

The Uprising, June 8, 2018

No LNG in PVD! floods the State House- June 7th, 2018

Andrew Maguire to run for Pawtucket City Council District 4, endorsed by Senator Calkin June 6th, 2018

Providence rallies against criminalization- June 4th, 2018

Political Scene: Raimondo travels far and wide for business, fundraising- June 4th, 2018

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd, 2018

The Uprising, May 31, 2018

The Uprising, May 25, 2018

Three arrested outside Morgan Stanley shareholder meeting in New York in a direct action organized by The FANG Collective– May 24th, 2018

Judge: Immigration agents in R.I., Mass. broke law in arrests- May 23rd, 2018

Week two of the Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign takes on systemic racism and poverty May 22nd, 2018

Women’s Right to Choose: Time to replace the sitting ducks– May 22nd 2018

Medical Professionals Urge Defeat of Drug Homicide Bill; Say it Undermines Response to Opioid Crisis- May 22nd 2018

The Uprising, May 18, 2018

Settlement OK’d in the decade-long lawsuit against DCYF- May 12th, 2018

General Assembly fast-tracking asthma-inducing biomass incinerator for high rolling campaign contributor  May 16th, 2018

Senate committee moves legislation that will continue driver’s licenses for Dreamers- May 16th, 2018

Rhode Island Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival kicks off- May 14th, 2018

Settlement OK’d in a decade-long lawsuit against DCYF– May 12th, 2018

The Uprising, May 11, 2018

Reverend Traci Blackmon electrifies the 10th Annual Interfaith Poverty ConferenceMay 10th, 2018

Rally to Commemorate Dr. Martin Luther KingMay 5th, 2018

The Uprising, May 4, 2018

R.I. Women’s March splits from the national group, alleging anti-SemitismMay 3rd, 2018

Protest in Plymouth for Cuthbert Bonnie, father taken by ICE  May 1st, 2018

The Uprising, April 27, 2018

The new study shows the racial disparity in Rhode Island traffic stops April 28th, 2018

Mattiello must repay $72,000; texts show aides coordinated controversial mailer- April 25th, 2018

Providence police detective charged with domestic assault- April 24th, 2018

The Uprising April 20, 2018

DCYF: Personal data of foster care kids may have been compromised -April 17th, 2018

Punching in and taking off: Fake quorums at State House committee meetings- April 16th, 2018

The Uprising, April 13, 2018

Teen accused of trafficking underage girl from Newport group home- April 9th, 2018

The Uprising! April 6, 2018

Rhode Island Campaign for Home Care Independence and Choice launched today– April 5th, 2018

Lt Governor Daniel McKee admonished for dismissive comments on reproductive rights- April 3rd, 2018

Rhode Island DREAMers tell their stories-  April 2nd, 2018

Red Bandana Fund seeking nominees for annual social justice awards April 2nd, 2018

As Trump administration undermines the census, local leaders encourage Rhode Islanders to participate– April 2nd, 2018

Activist Samson Hampton awarded at first Empowerment Breakfast for Transgender Day of Visibility- March 31st, 2018

The Uprising, March 30, 2018

The Myth of General Dynamics-Electric Boat and Its ‘Middle-Class Jobs– March 28th, 2018

Kristen’s law will do no good and cause significant harm say experts in addiction- March 29th, 2018

Bill would disallow juveniles being sentenced to life without possibility of parole- March 29th, 2018

Sexual freedom is at risk from these damning new bills passed by Congress-March 29th, 2018

As a sex historian, this is what I want you to know about the buying and selling of sex– March 28th, 2018

RI NOW demonstrates free childcare at State House- March 28th, 2018

Transgender advocates seek respect in death- March 28th, 2019

Man who tried to marry his laptop pushes anti-porn bill in RI- March 27th, 2018

Man who tried to marry his laptop pushes anti-porn bill in RI- March 27th, 2018

Anti-pipeline campaigners found not guilty by a judge because ‘protest against climate change crisis’ was legal ‘necessity’- March 27th, 2018

Eleven male state reps call for passage of Reproductive Health Care Act- March 26th, 2018

General Assembly considers updating Rhode Island’s out-of-date parentage laws March 26th, 2018

Our Senators seem fine with endless war and death March 26th, 2018

Linda Brown, Center Of Brown v. Board Of Education, Dies At 76- March 26th, 2018

DPUC report outlines National Grid’s post-storm power restoration failures-March 26th, 2018

The Uprising, March 23, 2018

Rep Maldonado introduces ‘first of its kind’ legislation to protect DACA recipients in Rhode IslandMarch 22nd, 2018

Natural hair braiding supported across the political spectrum- March 21st, 2018

Bowing to pressure, Pawtucket Public Library cancels children’s program featuring ‘The Dancing Cop- March 21st, 2018

Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking– March 21st, 2018

Trust us, nothing will change,’ say businesses who spent millions to overturn net neutrality- March 21st, 2018

Rally for slain activist-politician Marielle Franco at Brown March 21st, 2018

R.I. bill seeks to end Section 8 stigma March 19th, 2018

Rhode Island’s annual battle for increasing the minimum wage stacked against workers-March 17th, 2018

Students speak out at the Providence Walkout to End Gun Violence- March 15th, 2018

Scituate is withdrawing their opposition to Invenergy and their support for Burrillville- March 13th, 2018

The Uprising, March 9, 2018

Euer and Kazarian introduce bills to protect access to reproductive health careMarch 7th, 2018

The Dancing Cop resurfaces in Pawtucket- March 5th, 2018

R.I. bill would impose fee for accessing online porn- March 2st, 2018

The Uprising, March 2, 2018

Five Questions With: Malchus Mills- March 1st, 2018

Republican state representatives call high school student speakers ‘props’ at State House rally- Feb 28th, 2018

FANG Collective disrupts Morgan Stanley event at Brown UniversityFeb 28th, 2018

Eastland Food Products workers stage one-day strike- Feb 27th, 2018

Elderly couple must leave Federal Hill apartment, can’t find affordable placeFeb 26th, 2018

Indivisible RI: No President is above the law- Feb 25th, 2018

Nick Autiello’s disturbing views on the George Zimmerman Case: Should Democrats trust his recent “conversion” to progressivism? Feb 20th, 2018

Racing to renew DACA as Congress fails to protect Dreamers- Feb 12th, 2018

RI State Senator Kettle Arrested On Video Voyeurism, Extortion ChargesFeb 16th, 2018

The Uprising, February 16, 2018

Call the AMOR Support Line at 401-675-1414 if you are dealing with an immigration issue or police violence- Feb 15th, 2018

DARE fighting Providence gentrification with rent control proposal- Feb 15th, 2018

Lilian Calderon describes her processing, orientation and detention by ICEFeb 14th, 2018

Segregation, gentrification and the fight for Senate District 5Feb 13th, 2018

UPDATE: Lilian Calderon is home with her family- Feb 13th, 2018

Lilian Calderon Released From ICE Custody– Feb 13th, 2018

Whitehouse and Raimondo want you to trust the process, unless they say otherwise… Feb 12th, 2018

Racing to renew DACA as Congress fails to protect DreamersFeb 12th, 2018

In RI and in 34  other states, it’s legal for cops to detain and have sex with someone in their custody. Feb 9th, 2018

RI woman facing deportation allegedly moved to an out of state jail- Feb 9th, 2018

A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared- Feb 9th, 2018

The Uprising – February 9, 2018

Eastland Food Products workers target Whole Foods over fair wages- Feb 9th, 2018

Prosperity Now Scorecard highlights strengths and weaknesses in Rhode Island’s ability to help families prosper- Feb 8th, 2018

Thousands of Marijuana Citations Issued Since Possession Decriminalized Study also finds racial disparities in rates of citations issued to African Americans and whites in cities that provided demographic data

RIDE weighs emotional testimony on transgender and gender nonconforming student policy proposalFeb 8th, 2018

Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom announces legislative agenda-Feb 6th, 2018

ACLU seeks release of Lilian Calderon in federal court- Feb 6th, 2018

R.I. lawmakers push to wipe out outdated abortion laws Feb 6th, 2018

Providence comes together to oppose racist flyers- Feb 5th, 2018

Separate and Unequal: How certain State Senators continue to pass judgment on same-sex marriages- Feb 3rd, 2018

TWP Interviews: Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Feb 2st, 2018

Energize Rhode Island announces new carbon pricing bill- Feb 1st, 2017

Rhode Island considers legislation to combat the loss of net neutralityFeb 1st, 2018

DEM hearing on National Grid LNG project was inaccessible and exclusionary Feb 1st, 2018

An open letter to Representative Justin Price: Educate yourself Jan 31st, 2018

Announcing the campaign for a $15 minimum wage and fair wages- Jan 30th, 2018

ACLU Report: RI lawmakers created 170 new crimes, harsher penalties since 2000- Jan 30th, 2018

Vigil/Protest for Lilian Calderon, taken by ICE Jan 30th, 2018

A busy week in the Invenergy case- Jan 28th, 2018

ACLU: RI’s criminal justice system is unfair, costly, and sometimes absurd Jan 29th, 2018

The Uprising January 26, 2018

Providence City Council President Salvatore responds to FOP’s comments on CSA Jan 26th, 2018

Invenergy still trying to shift costs onto consumers maintains CLF and Burrillville, new Show Cause hearing requested Jan 26th, 2018

Providence Police Union blames uptick in gang violence on Community Safety Act; advocates and police commissioner disagree Jan 26th, 2017

Ajello and Goldin re-introduce the Reproductive Health Care Act Jan 24th, 2018

EFSB cancels Invenergy show cause hearing- Jan 24th, 2018

Regunberg and Calkin introduce Medicare-for-All legislationJan 24th, 2018

Invenergy withdraws one of two FERC lawsuits- Jan 24th, 2018

Cupcakes delivered to supporters of reproductive rights at the State House- Jan 23rd, 2018

Guatemalan mother detained for deportation during quest for citizenship In RI- Jan 22nd, 2018

The biggest pimp is Uncle Sam- Jan 22nd, 2018

Invenergy: Not Ready for Prime Time!  Jan 21st, 2018

 Women March Rhode Island Includes Sex Workers -2018

Video from the 2018 Women’s March RI

What we fight for on the anniversary of the Women’s March- Jan 20th, 2018

The Uprising, January 19, 2018

CLF’s Jerry Elmer: ‘Invenergy is being a bully.’- Jan 18th, 2018

The Small Business Economic Summit is the tail that wags the General AssemblyJan 18th, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform: Cash Bail iii Jan 16th, 2018

Protesters chide Jack Reed for excessive military spending- Jan 16th, 2018

Regunberg introduces resolution opposing Trump’s off-shore drilling plans- Jan 16th, 2018

Rhode Island speaks out against President Donald Trump’s ignorant racismJan 15th, 2018

Representative Marcia Ranglin-Vassell: Faith, love and strong progressive legislation for a better world Jan 14th, 2018

Justine Caldwell calls out Rep Giarrusso for skipping House sexual harassment training  Jan 11th, 2018

The UprisingJanuary 12, 2018

“Assault and battery” in the delivery room: The disturbing trend of obstetric violence- Jan 12th, 2018

Fall River protests against water deal with Invenergy- Jan 11th, 2018

Mattiello: House to ‘reflect the public’s will’ regarding PawSox  Jan 11th, 2018

Woman Project Letter to  the Editor Jan 8th, 2018

IUPAT begins national worker education campaign on TPS and DACA at worksites around the United States  Jan 8th, 2018

Invenergy: Delays in permitting power plant due to uninformed opposition, not our incompetence Jan 8th, 2018

Providence rescinds new gang database policy amid community concerns Jan 6th, 2018

The Uprising, January 5, 2018

Democrats in Name Only stage attacks on reproductive rights at the State House-Jan 4th, 2017

New Providence Police gang database policy violates Community Safety Act, maintains PrYSM- Jan 4th, 2018

10th Annual Fighting Poverty with Faith Vigil unveils its 2018 legislative agenda- January 3rd, 2018

Providence seeking people to serve on police-oversight board- Dec 28th, 2017

Yet another FERC lawsuit is drowning Invenergy’s power plant plans  Dec 23rd, 2017

How to understand Invenergy’s lawsuits against National Grid and ISO New England– Dec 21st, 2017

New Providence City Council President David Salvatore faces issues of race, class, policing and water Dec 22nd, 2017

400 electric-assist bikes to be available in Providence in summer 2018 Dec 21st, 2017

Economic Progress Institute issues call for workforce investment in latest reportDec 20th, 2017

Fall River City Council continues to investigate water deal with Invenergy- Dec 20th, 2017

Public testimony at the Special Legislative Committee to Study the Energy Facilities Siting Act Dec 20th, 2017

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017   Coyote RI Dec 19th, 2017

Community groups say CSA implementation is being delayed, PVD Mayor and City Council say it’s on track- Dec 19th, 2017

AG Kilmartin anticipates Rhode Island joining multi-state Net Neutrality lawsuit Dec 19th, 2017

My testimony for the Energy Facilities Siting Act Commission Dec 18th, 2017

Standing up for reproductive health care Dec 16th, 2017

The Uprising, December 15, 2017

Raimondo breaks silence on CRMC and Jennifer Cervenka- Dec 15th, 2017

How the executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party broke up a meeting of the women’s caucus — and kicked us out into the cold- Dec 15th, 2017

The end of Net Neutrality threatens smaller news organizations like UpriseRI- Dec 14th, 2017

CRMC approves National Grid project over community objectionsDec 13th, 2017

Invenergy must show-cause at hearing to avoid indefinite suspension of power plant plans- Dec 12th, 2017

CRMC to vote on Providence LNG plant despite calls for chair’s resignation Dec 12th, 2017

Providence introduces PVD Safe Stations, for those seeking treatment for addiction Dec 11th, 2017

Refugee Dream Center awarded a children’s library of books by SCBWI Dec 11th, 2017

Veterans’ group disagrees with HUD homelessness report- Dec 9th, 2017

Invenergy’s lawsuit against National Grid may put ‘tens of millions’ of construction costs on ratepayers Dec 11th, 2017

The Uprising December 8, 2017

Jack Reed: We need legislation to protect Net NeutralityDec 8th, 2017

Providence joins nationwide protest to save Net NeutralityDec 8th, 2017

One more time: The EFSB comes to Burrillville Dec 8th, 2017

CLF’s Jerry Elmer on fighting Invenergy’s power plant- Dec 5th, 2017

NoLNGinPVD calls for the immediate resignation of CRMC Chair Cervenka- Dec 4th, 2017

The Uprising, December 1st, 2017

Former CRMC member Tony Affigne on environmental racism and the use of police power at CRMC meetings- Dec 1st, 2017

The apparent conflict of interest between National Grid and CRMC Chair Jennifer Cervenka- Nov 30th, 2017

CRMC hearing consumed by public testimony against National Grid’s Port project- Nov 29th, 2017

National Grid’s proposed rate increase is in for a fight- Nov 28th, 2017

The Woman Project Interviews: Bella Robinson, Executive Director of Coyote RI  November 28, 2017

Rhode Island’s Kill the Trump Tax Bill Rally-Nov 25th 2017

A letter from Siham Byah, now in ICE custody- Nov 24th, 2017

CRMC needs to reject proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Providence- Nov 22st 2017

The Trans Day of Remembrance celebrates history, mourns losses- Nov 21st, 2017

Police Arrest Pipeline Protesters – And Get Paid By the Pipeline’s Owner Nov. 20, 2017,

Grid operator’s faux neutrality and endorsement of natural gas threatens our future- Nov 19th,2017

Private event for fossil fuel industry insiders held in Cranston- Nov 17th, 2017

Siham Byah remains a political prisoner of the United States, says lawyer Nov 17th, 2017

UpriseRI denied access to invite only ISO-New England event; ProJo, NPR okayed– Nov 16th, 2017

Community members label National Grid’s Port of Providence plans environmental racism at CRMC meeting  Nov 15th, 2017

Senators ask for answers amid reports of immigration arrests at hospitals, schools, and churches- Nov 14th, 2017


Many questions remain unanswered in police shooting, says ACLU- Nov 13th, 2017

In wake of police shooting, #JusticeForJoey marches through Providence Nov 11th, 2017

Highway police shooting exposes the limits of body cameras  Nov 11th, 2017

The Uprising, November 10th, 2017

A Murder by Police in Rhode Island- Nov 9th, 2017

Man killed in standoff with police on Route 95 in Providence | Videos, photos Nov 9th, 2017

Southern NH massage parlors focus of raids by federal agenciesNov 8th, 2017

Boston rallies to free Siham Byah from ICE detention-Nov 8th, 2017

Invenergy failed to disclose its pro-power plant astroturfing-Nov 7th, 2017

ICE detaining single mother and political activist Siham Byah, rally planned in Boston- Nov 7th, 2017

 Magaziner leads young elected Democrats in letter against GOP tax bill-  

Nancy Pelosi in RI: GOP tax plan favors billionaires at middle-class expenseNov 6th, 2017

Save the Bay’s Jonathan Stone clarifies statements made on Dan Yorke-Nov 6th 2017

Power to the People? Nationalize GridNov 5th 2017

R.I. eyes expanding sales tax to downloads, streaming services-Nov 3rd 2017

Democratic Party recommits to labor with A Better DealNov 3rd, 2017

CLF motions for time to analyze Invenergy’s ‘bombshell’ Nov 3rd, 2017

Mayor Elorza creates Municipal ID Program in Providence Nov 2st, 2017

DMV proposes $250 car inspection late fee Nov 2st, 2017

CLF’s Jerry Elmer: Invenergy has a disclosure problem- Nov 2st, 2017

Regunberg: Empower communities to own their own electrical utilities Nov 2st,2017

Invenergy’s proposed RI power plant not qualified to enter electric market- Nov 1st, 2017

Interview with Bella Robinson by Emily Rehmet of Brown University Oct 2017

Judge William Smith expected to appoint special master to oversee UHIP disaster Oct 31st,  2017

Raimondo signs the Protect Rhode Island Families Act into law Oct 30th, 2017

Dorcas to provide resettlement services to evacuees from Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands- Oct 27th, 2017

Nurses and hospital workers keep pressure on as pension winds its way through court- Oct 27th, 2017

Is the Energy Facilities Siting Board prepared to disentangle issues of tribal governance? Oct 27th, 2017

Environmental groups hold vigil outside Governor Raimondo’s home- October 26, 2017

DeLorenzo quits Democratic Party amid calls for resignation of leadership post- Oct 26th, 2017

Fall River City Council wants answers in power plant water sale deal with Invenergy- Oct 26th, 2017

Residents from Mass and RI speak out against Fall River water sale in City Council meeting-Oct 25th 2017

Opponents of Invenergy power plant to present case to Fall River City Council- Oct 23rd, 2017

Protesters target WJAR/10 over mandated right-wing content from Sinclair Oct 23rd, 2017

EFSB grants Charlestown intervenor status, power plant hearings delayed By Steve Ahlquist on October 17, 2017

Columbus statue splattered with red paint By Steve Ahlquist on October 9, 2017

Survey illustrates challenges for transgender and gender non-conforming Rhode Islanders By Steve Ahlquist on October 13, 2017

Burrillville shines at EFSB’s last public comment hearing By Steve Ahlquist on October 12, 2017

Forum explores DCYF problems; speakers include key players, those who grew up in foster care Oct 11th, 2017

Trump’s moves against reproductive rights renew calls for state level action By Steve Ahlquist on October 7, 2017

Migrant Justice signs dairy farm worker human rights agreement with Ben & Jerry’s By Steve Ahlquist on October 4, 2017 

The March for Racial Justice in Rhode Island By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2017

Invenergy announces water deal with Narragansett Tribe By Steve Ahlquist on September 28, 2017

Pokanoket statement on the agreement with Brown University  By Steve Ahlquist on September 26, 2017

RI Speaker Nicholas Mattiello: ‘I support DACA.’ By Steve Ahlquist on September 26, 2017

Serving up some old time religion at Wexford groundbreaking By Steve Ahlquist on September 25, 2017

Pokanokets reach agreement with Brown University By Steve Ahlquist on September 25, 2017

Milk With Dignity: Vermont dairy farm workers want Ben & Jerry’s to honor their human rights By Steve Ahlquist on September 22, 2017

Youth-led social justice activism in Rhode Island  By Steve Ahlquist on September 21, 2017

DARE smashes piñatas in protest against high rents, evictions and public subsidies for luxury housing By Steve Ahlquist on September 20, 2017

Bill to protect domestic violence victims from gun owners passes General Assembly By Steve Ahlquist on September 20, 2017

WJAR forced to run pro-Trump programsSept 16th 2017

Wagner on transgender policy: “You can’t force people to love” By Steve Ahlquist on September 13, 2017

Dreamers speak out at Defend DACA Rally  By Steve Ahlquist on September 9, 2017

Groups urge RIDE to adopt statewide policy for transgender students By Nicole Cordier on September 7, 2017

R.I. joins federal lawsuit challenging Trump’s DACA phaseout-Sept 6th 2017

Experts question legality of I-93 customs checkpoints- Sept 2st 2017

Pokanokets march on Brown University as negotiations over Mt Hope land continue  By Steve Ahlquist on September 6, 2017

CNAs, care providers kick off Labor Day with a demand for $15 minimum wage By Steve Ahlquist on September 1, 2017

Burrillville asks EFSB to dismiss Invenergy application because it’s incomplete By Steve Ahlquist on September 1, 2017

Amnesty International expels RI coordinator overviews on sex work. Jan 3rd, 2017

Ex-Students Testify on Prostitution at Brown Dec 8th 1987

Burrillville asks EFSB to dismiss Invenergy application because it’s incompleteBy Steve Ahlquist on September 1, 2017

Revised State Police policy on ICE detainers interrogated by advocacy groups  By Steve Ahlquist on August 30, 2017

 Po Metacom Camp, RI– August 21, 2017  A compelling historical look at the struggle of the Pokenoket Nation, with Raymond L. Watson (Raymond Two Hawks), FANA Director General Neesu Wushuwunoag, discussing the history of the King Phillip’s War and importance of the Po Metacom Camp.

The Pokanoket Encampment-From the Steering Committee of the Native American and Indigenous Studies InitiativeAugust 24, 2017

Brown doesn’t decide who gets to lay claim to indigenous lands By Bella Noka on August 25, 2017

Work sharing is a win-win policy for our businesses and employees BY ALAN BARBER, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR – 08/22/17 05:00 PM EDT

Assembly leadership needs to see a big threat to status quo before protecting reproductive rights say legislators By Steve Ahlquist on July 30, 2017

Including Rhode island, nine states seek to expand Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative By Steve Ahlquist on August 24, 2017

Unmoved by public testimony, PUC approves ‘outrageous’ National Grid rate increase  By Steve Ahlquist on August 23, 2017

Providence school principal accused of failing to report sexual abuse- August 22st 2017

Video and photos from the Pokanoket Nation encampment By Steve Ahlquist on August 21, 2017

Settling into the second evening at the #PoMetacomCamp.

If you are able to, please send supplies to keep the Camp going strong: http://a.co/ilt6Cnv

A clambake and a protest for Sheldon Whitehouse at Kempenaar’s on Sunday  By Lauren Niedel on August 21, 2017

Pokanoket Tribe occupies Bristol land, say it belongs to them not Brown By Bob Plain on August 20, 2017

Led by women of color, thousands march against white supremacy in Boston By Steve Ahlquist on August 20, 2017 


Invenergy refuses to answer Burrillville’s data request about water sources By Steve Ahlquist on August 16, 2017

Danger in R.I. group homes  By Tom Mooney / and Jennifer Bogdan August 12th 2017

Building Trades urge Elorza not to join lawsuit against Invenergy By Steve Ahlquist on August 11, 2017

Providence begins discussion of Municipal IDs By Steve Ahlquist on August 10, 2017

Black Lives Matter demands diversity on 630WPRO  By Steve Ahlquist on August 1, 2017

Budget impasse is over but Speaker Mattiello is still on the hook By Steve Ahlquist on August 5, 2017

Representative Walsh adds her voice to Free Hugo Mejia By Steve Ahlquist on August 4, 2017

Judge sides with ACLU, puts Cranston’s anti-panhandling law on hold By Bob Plain on August 3, 2017

Standing against Trump’s assault on transgender rights in Rhode Island By Steve Ahlquist on July 30, 2017


 Providence City Council will consider joining CLF lawsuit against Invenergy, Johnston By Steve Ahlquist on July 24, 2017

Trump tax cuts a massive giveaway to the richest one percent of Rhode Islanders says report By Steve Ahlquist on July 20, 2017

Sheldon Whitehouse gets cookies for healthcare, castigated for BurrillvilleBy Steve Ahlquist on July 19, 2017- Backstory,  back in 2014 Senator Whitehouse refused to meet with Coyote RI and it took us 4 months to get an appointment with his policy advisor Rele Abiade. While Whitehouse was the chair of the crimes and terrorism committee which the 2014 Save Act fell under, he supported this horrible bill which turned into the 2015 Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA). Whitehouse doesn’t seem to know the first thing about the topic and of course he hasn’t taken any action about RI having 320 unlicensed foster homes in 2016 and he yet all for stealing our first amendment rights by trying to censor the internet under the hysterical guise of SAVE THE CHILDREN from evil traffickers. Meanwhile the US has 2.5million homeless kids and our foster care system has been broken for decades. So basically they threw kids under the bus so they could rationalize the war against adult sex workers

Raimondo’s governor’s conference confronted over inaction on climate change By Steve Ahlquist on July 15, 2017

Once again, the ACLU sues Cranston over panhandling By Steve Ahlquist on July 18, 2017

Governor Convention protesters to be limited to a ‘designated area’ say police  By Steve Ahlquist on July 13, 2017



Maybe Senator WhiteHouse shouldn’t have refused to meet with RI sex workers while he supported the horrible bills like “Save Act of 2014 which turned into the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015”.    In February 2014  Coyote RI was granted a meeting with Rele Abiade,  who is Senator Sheldon’s policy advisor.

George Wiley Center confronts National Grid at their sponsored Waterfire
By Steve Ahlquist on July 9, 2017

Council candidates clash over racism in final forum before primary By Steve Ahlquist on July 7, 2017

Repro rights activists deliver petition to Speaker Mattiello’s law office in Cranston By Steve Ahlquist on June 29, 2017

A second attack on the energy efficiency program at the General Assembly poised to pass By Steve Ahlquist on June 28, 2017

Why did recent war games in PVD, Newport target communities of color? By Lauren Niedel on June 22, 2017

Big win for opponents of Burrillville power plant in Superior Court By Steve Ahlquist on June 20, 2017

ICE agents arrest Syrian man outside Providence courthouse  June 13th 2017

Army practices urban warfare in Providence and Newport, angering residents By Steve Ahlquist on June 11, 2017

Amid tensions between city and community, Mayor Elorza signs the CSA into law  By Steve Ahlquist on June 8, 2017

Providence City Council passes the Community Safety Act  By Steve Ahlquist on June 2, 2017

Providence’s Secret Police-May 31st 2017-

EPI reports on ‘The State of Black Families in Rhode Island’ By Steve Ahlquist on May 20, 2017

With all issues resolved, Community Safety Act now ready for final passage By Steve Ahlquist on May 26, 2017

Catching up with the Community Safety Act: Where does it stand right now? By Steve Ahlquist on May 12, 2017

Activists challenge Cranston’s anti-panhandling ordinance, police respond By Steve Ahlquist on March 28, 2017

Cranston police ticket leafleters protesting anti-panhandling ordinance + video-By Alisha A. Pina-March 27th 2017

The Rhode Island President Trump MAGA Rally By Steve Ahlquist on March 26, 2017

Cranston City Council passes anti-panhandling ordinance on party lines By Steve Ahlquist on February 16, 2017