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TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

Concerns raised over expanded e-bike, scooter program

Some neighborhood and business leaders in Providence are worried that the city’s plan to allow more rental electric bikes and scooters on the streets...
EASY TO UNDERSTAND: Amy Qu, a recent Rhode Island School of Design graduate, presents her redesign of the fentanyl test strips as part of the Design Beyond Crisis studio course in May. The redesign is intended to make the strips easier to use for people without training. 
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Designers try to devise better safe-injection sites

In Providence and Pawtucket, harm-reduction organization Project Weber/RENEW regularly hands out test strips that can detect whether a drug sample contains fentanyl, a highly...
STRONG SUPPORTERS: Autumn Guillotte, left, organizer at the Rhode Island AFL-CIO; David Molina-Hernandez, organizer at Fueza El Laboral; and Kristy Eiland, volunteer, show their support for Starbucks Corp. employees at a Warwick store off Route 2 to form a union prior to the employees’ vote in early June.
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Rank and file revival: New kind of labor movement hits R.I.

Starbucks customers swinging through the drive-thru on a June morning in Warwick were greeted by something many weren’t expecting: a group of baristas and...
SPACECRAFT: Recent Brown University graduate Marco Cross displays a mockup of the miniature satellite a team of Brown students built. The satellite is now in orbit. 
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Brown students’ satellite in orbit on shoestring

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A BILLIONAIRE to go to space. In fact, all you need is about $10,000, some engineering skills and a...

State of Innovation: R.I.’s ecosystem for entrepreneurs shows resilience

For the developers of Pointz, a navigation app geared toward safer routes for cyclists, Rhode Island offered a wealth of mentoring and networking opportunities,...

Could Roe decision prompt workforce shift to R.I.?

With the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, some observers say the contentious decision could make Rhode Island and other states in the...

Shortage of industrial sites has R.I. taking steps to help

When it comes to available industrial sites in Rhode Island, the list is rather short. State commerce officials say the vacancy rate is running at...

More clinicians hitting streets with Providence’s first responders

Most mornings, 28-year-old Rachel Armada accompanies a Providence police officer during a shift, riding along in a cruiser as they answer calls. She’s at...

MAKING A MARK: Gaining influence takes time in U.S. House

When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol in January 2001 as a newly elected House member, Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understood that helping...

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