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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...

Is crackdown coming on strip clubs?

Are Providence authorities sending a message of a coming crackdown to so-called “adult entertainment” businesses with their recent short-lived closure of the Foxy Lady...

ACLU of Rhode Island settles suit against state on behalf of...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has ended its class-action lawsuit against the state claiming its Medicare Premium Payment Program kicked people...

Living restrictions for sex offenders getting pushback

The release of a high-profile, convicted sex offender and his subsequent move from Massachusetts to Rhode ­Island has created a storm in a Providence...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
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Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND hafiled a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against the Newport Grand Casino in U.S. District Court. / PBN FILE PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

ACLU of R.I. files sex and age discrimination suit against Newport...

PROVIDENCE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a sex and age discrimination lawsuit against Newport Grand Casino, the organization...

Five Questions With: Steven Brown

Legislation that would have required home sellers to disclose to potential buyers that they grew marijuana at a property was vetoed this week by...
A NEW REPORT by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island finds that most schools have not made progress in putting internet-filtering policies in place, as required by a 2016 law.

Report: R.I. schools filter too much online

PROVIDENCE – A new report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, a follow-up to a 2013 analysis, found that Rhode Island...
THE ACLU OF RHODE ISLAND has applauded U.S. District Judge William Smith's appointment of Deming Sherman, a retired attorney, as a special master to oversee the resolution of the state's ongoing issues with UHIP.

Special master appointed to oversee UHIP resolution

PROVIDENCE – U.S. District Judge William Smith appointed Deming Sherman as a special master to oversee the resolution of Rhode Island’s ongoing problems with...
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