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RI EDUCATION

Students in Central Falls got $10k to upgrade their high school. It drove a citywide ‘wave of democracy’

A budgeting model originated in Brazil launched as an elective class in Rhode Island’s poorest city. The approach is now taking hold statewide.

RI POLITICS

Shekarchi names Hull as new deputy speaker of R.I. House

Hull, a Providence Democrat and Providence police sergeant, becomes the first Black legislator to serve in that leadership position.

RI POLITICS

McKee, Neronha, other statewide office-holders call for ban on ‘assault-style’ weapons

House and Senate leaders make no commitments, saying they will review the legislation as it goes through the committee process.

RI POLITICS

Candlelight vigil for Tyre Nichols draws hundreds who push for stop to police brutality

“We all have to be part of the change,” said Sylvia Carey-Butler, a Providence resident.

RI POLITICS

Lima says Shekarchi is replacing her as deputy speaker of R.I. House

The Cranston Democrat said “some of the progressives” disliked her contrary viewpoints and criticism. “They want to shut you up and cancel you. That’s the new cancel culture.”

RHODE MAP

It’s Crowne Plaza Month for Rhode Island Democrats

Warwick was the center of the political universe for the final full week of January, as three top state leaders kicked off fund-raising season.

RI POLITICS

R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus elects the Rev. Donnie Anderson as chair

“I hope the message is: Trans women are women, and we just want to function like every other woman in society,” Anderson said.

RHODE MAP

Providence’s longest-serving police chief was totally fascinating

Benjamin Ham Child was wounded three times in the Civil War, earned the Medal of Honor, and as chief, proposed pensions for disabled police officers.