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Former Providence police recruit sues department, claiming race discrimination

PROVIDENCE – The ACLU of Rhode Island on Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit charging the Providence Police Department with race discrimination in its treatment...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO said that Rhode Island has identified 165 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo doubles down on tracking New Yorkers

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Friday doubled down on keeping track of New Yorkers coming into Rhode Island. In addition to authorizing the...

ACLU challenges state demand letters for food assistance repayment

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to prevent the state from issuing demand...

Solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates subject of class-action lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – On behalf of incarcerated Rhode Islanders with mental illnesses, attorneys on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit against the R.I. Department of Corrections...

Mass. recording ban unconstitutional

A journalist, or a citizen with a tape recorder, secretly records the conversation or debate involving an elected official or a police officer, in...

ACLU sues Woonsocket over Sojourner grant denial

WOONSOCKET – The ACLU of Rhode Island is suing the city on behalf of Providence-based Sojourner House over what it claims was an arbitrary...
R.I. SUPERIOR COURT Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has blocked a Smithfield ordinance limiting the number of marijuana plants a private citizen may grow for medicinal use. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TREVOR HAGAN

Superior Court judge blocks Smithfield’s medical marijuana ordinance

PROVIDENCE — R.I. Superior Court Associate Justice Richard A. Licht has granted two Smithfield residents, members of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, a...

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