By Bob Plain on September 13, 2018
While the trend nationally has been to oust the incumbents, and the local pundits and politicos seemed braced for an upset, Rhode Islanders stuck by the status quo in the 2018 primary election Wednesday. Democrats roundly rejected Matt Brown’s upstart challenge to Governor Gina Raimondo, the more moderate incumbent. And they narrowly stuck by Lt. Governor […]
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By Steve Rackett on October 19, 2017
Delorenzo and others should, instead of saying that it never happened, listen and ask why they didn’t see it and what they can do to help prevent sexual harassment in the future.
By Steve Ahlquist on April 25, 2017
The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Justice gathered to voice their support for the Reproductive Health Care Act, a bill that would protect safe and legal abortion in Rhode Island.
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By Steve Ahlquist on April 24, 2017
The first Planned Parenthood health center opened in Providence in 1932 and has proudly served the women and families of Rhode Island for more than 80 years.
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By Steve Ahlquist on April 3, 2017
“You pass this law [increasing the minimum wage], there are going to be dirtier restaurants,” said restaurant broker Scott Sogard, “I hope you increase the budget for the health department.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 27, 2017
RISE UP! Rhode Island held a rally on Saturday to honor and celebrate Women’s History Month and the work of multiple human rights organizations in RI.
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By Joanna Brown on November 25, 2016
“At the heart of the movie is a glimpse of a society that normalizes violence against women. We see it in the way the media portrays the women as animalistic and as a threat because they were Black, and queer, and women.”
Posted in Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice, Featured, LGBTQ, Race & Racism, Women | Tagged Amanda Clarke, Blair Dorosh-Walther, Dre Davis, Helen McDonald, National Organization of Women, Out in the Night, Rebecca Kislak, RINOW, Sojourner House | Leave a response