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Taking The Lead

A group of Providence students and parents just made national news by suing Rhode Island. They allege that the state’s failure to provide civic education in public schools violates students’ constitutional rights—by failing to educate students ...

Taking The Lead

A group of Providence students and parents just made national news by suing Rhode Island. They allege that the state’s failure to provide civic education in public schools violates students’ constitutional rights—by failing to educate students ...

The Rhode to Recovery

Although America’s opioid epidemic is already killing formerly incarcerated individuals at staggering rates, prison and jails across the nation continue to fuel the crisis. For decades, we have been told by medical professionals that addiction is a...

The Rhode to Recovery

Although America’s opioid epidemic is already killing formerly incarcerated individuals at staggering rates, prison and jails across the nation continue to fuel the crisis. For decades, we have been told by medical professionals that addiction is a...

Suspension Intervention

Horace Mann, a champion of public schools and a Brown alumnus, dubbed education the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.” However, current punitive policies proliferating in today’s public schools are preventing the US education system fr...

Suspension Intervention

Horace Mann, a champion of public schools and a Brown alumnus, dubbed education the “great equalizer of the conditions of men.” However, current punitive policies proliferating in today’s public schools are preventing the US education system fr...

Danger Zone

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

Danger Zone

There is no denying that Providence is in the midst of an affordable housing crisis: For the 40 percent of Rhode Island residents who are renters, the market is failing. Currently, house prices are extraordinarily high due to artificial supply constr...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

Kristen’s Law: The War on (Opioid) Drugs Continues

As the opioid epidemic rages on, lawmakers have become increasingly pressured to pass legislation that will resolve one of America’s most pressing public health crises. As shown by some current laws, however, imprudent legislation on this complex i...

Kristen’s Law: The War on (Opioid) Drugs Continues

As the opioid epidemic rages on, lawmakers have become increasingly pressured to pass legislation that will resolve one of America’s most pressing public health crises. As shown by some current laws, however, imprudent legislation on this complex i...

Rhode Island Legislator Guide

Use BPR’s Legislator Guide to learn more about your legislators and other legislators in the state. You can use the tool below to find a legislator based on geography, or scroll down further to see a list of all legislators. For every legislato...

Rhode Island Legislator Guide

Use BPR’s Legislator Guide to learn more about your legislators and other legislators in the state. You can use the tool below to find a legislator based on geography, or scroll down further to see a list of all legislators. For every legislato...