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THE U.S. SUPREME COURT unanimously ruled in favor aof a Cranston man, who had his legal firearms confiscated after a wellness check, without a warrant or his consent. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Cranston man in gun...

CRANSTON – The U.S. Supreme Court rejected police arguments Monday and ruled in favor of a Cranston man whose two lawfully owned firearms were...

Federal judge approves settlement allowing panhandling in Cranston

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement related to a Cranston ordinance that prohibited panhandling in the city, declaring that the...

Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony on housing, landlord bills

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Judiciary Committee last week held almost four hours of testimony on a series of bills relating to housing and landlord...
A VOICE: Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI, is an advocate for the decriminalization of sex work in Rhode Island. She’s at her home in West Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. highlighted in ACLU report on decriminalizing prostitution

For almost 30 years, prostitution wasn’t a crime in Rhode Island, as long as it took place indoors. What was the result? According to one...
INTERNAL EMAILS WERE RELEASED THURSDAY by Public Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island as part of the organizations' ongoing argument in federal court that alleges Brown University is violating a Title IX-related consent agreement related to gender equality in Brown’s athletic programs. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

RIACLU: Emails show Brown officials had desire to ‘kill’ 1998 Title...

PROVIDENCE – More than 100 pages of Brown University internal emails were publicly released Thursday as part of ongoing litigation related to a settlement...

Federal judge suspends R.I. mail-in-ballot witness requirement for 2020 elections

PROVIDENCE – A federal judge ruled on Tuesday night to suspend witness and notary requirements for mail-in ballot voting during the coronavirus pandemic for...

URI students unhappy with Narragansett proposal to reduce number of unrelated...

NARRAGANSETT – A proposed amendment to the town’s current ordinance limiting the number of unrelated individuals living in a single dwelling is reigniting a...

Brown accused of violating Title IX agreement regarding sports programs

PROVIDENCE – Brown University is being brought back to court for allegedly violating a Title IX agreement requiring gender equality in the university’s athletic...
CRUSH CONCERNS: Rhode Island health officials see the Crush COVID RI smartphone app as an easy way for people to track their activities for possible contact tracing. Critics see privacy issues with it.

Crush COVID app raises caution flags for some

More than 35,000 people have downloaded the Crush COVID RI phone app that’s designed to make contact tracing easier during the pandemic, but critics...
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...

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