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R.I. Democratic Women’s Caucus elects the Rev. Donnie Anderson as chair

“I hope the message is: Trans women are women, and we just want to function like every other woman in society,” Anderson said.

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Providence’s longest-serving police chief was totally fascinating

Benjamin Ham Child was wounded three times in the Civil War, earned the Medal of Honor, and as chief, proposed pensions for disabled police officers.

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Former Providence City Council candidate charged with violating campaign finance laws

Gerard Catala, now president of the Providence branch of the NAACP, is accused of failing to file campaign finance reports as required by state law.

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R.I. legislators call for using Medicaid funds to house people who are chronically homeless

Senator Joshua Miller says “the most effective preventative care mechanism (is) a roof.”

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Good news and bad news about Providence’s finances

The rainy day fund is nice and robust, but the city's payments to its pensioners continue to stress the budget.

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Senator Reed provides insights on sending tanks to Ukraine

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman also talks about the new Pawtucket/Central Falls train station and the presence of “tranq” in the local drug supply.

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R.I. Supreme Court asked to remove newly appointed Chariho school committee member

The legal battle reflects a larger ideological battle over public education, with a regional school committee split between liberals and conservatives.

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All eyes are on Chariho tonight

There's a school committee battle brewing in the Chariho Regional School District that could soon end up in a courtroom.