Advocates for ‘reproductive justice’ present R.I. legislative agenda

PROVIDENCE — With a doctor, lawmakers and religious leaders in their midst, advocates for “reproductive justice” gathered at the State House Tuesday and unveiled a list of priorities that covers everything from health coverage to domestic-violence prevention to stronger protections for abortion. More than 50 people attended the event, organized by the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive …

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NEW: Smiley Reports Raising $75K in Q4, Now $150K Cash on Hand

Brett Smiley, a 2014 Democratic candidate for Mayor of Providence has announced that in the most recent quarter, his second quarter of fundraising, his campaign raised $75,000. “Since beginning my campaign, I have been consistently inspired by the outpouring of support,” Smiley commented. “Just two weeks ago, I released the details of my plan to …

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Let’s make Providence less dangerous

Providence Journal, Editorial by Brett Smiley According to the latest FBI Uniform Crime Reports, Providence is the 183rd safest city in America with 100,000 people or more. Major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Dallas all have lower crime rates than Providence, and the quality of life that makes it so special is …

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Providence mayoral candidate Smiley unveils safety plan

Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley is pledging to make Providence a safer city if elected. The Democrat outlined his “Safest City Plan” Thursday morning, which includes steps like adding police officers and “aggressively” taking guns off the street. The 8-page proposal is broken down into three main goals: 1) Relentless pursue smarter, stronger policing 2) …

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NEW: Mayoral Candidate Smiley Unveils Plan to Make City Safer

Providence Mayoral candidate Brett Smiley has unveiled his new plan to fight crime and violence in the Capital City. Smiley showcased his 8-page proposal, entitled the “Safest City Plan,” at the Silver Lake Community Center this morning. Making Providence Safer According to Smiley, the only way to make the streets of Providence safer is to …

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