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BATTLE TESTED: ­Margaux Morisseau, co-chair of the Rhode Island Coalition for Payday Reform, has been fighting against payday lenders and the lobbyists for years, and she feels the momentum is swinging her group’s way now. 

Activists won’t abandon payday lending fight

It has not been a lucky year for Georgina Paulino. The Westerly resident’s partner was injured and is out of work. The care of...
ADVOCATES FOR the unhoused say Rhode Island's "Homeless Bill of Rights" should have protected those camped out on the Statehouse lawn last month when Gov. Daniel J. McKee ordered them removed from the grounds. A Superior Court judge sided with McKee. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

Does ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ need an update?

Rhode Island’s adoption of a “Homeless Bill of Rights” may have won state leaders praise when it was passed in 2012, but the weakness...

New polling shows support for R.I. payday lending reform

PROVIDENCE – After years of failed attempts to regulate payday loans in Rhode Island, state lawmakers have a new weapon in their arsenal this...

Thundermist, NeighborWorks collaboration vaccinates 100 in Woonsocket

WOONSOCKET – One hundred city residents received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine this month as a result of a joint effort between Thundermist...

Bill reignites controversy over payday lending reform

PROVIDENCE – A state senator wants payday lenders out of Rhode Island. Sen. Harold Metts, D-Providence, submitted legislation earlier this month that would eliminate provisions...
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