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Brown's liberal rep questioned in handling of SDS protest

As eight Brown University members of Students for a Democratic Society await possible university sanctions, their case has led many students, parents, and faculty to question whether Brown is living up to its reputation as a haven for progressive thought and action.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  December 17, 2008

Mister Sister picks up where Miko left off

Sex In The City
When Miko Exoticwear on Wickenden Street closed its doors for good this summer, Providence lost a local landmark.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  November 19, 2008

Volunteers power Habitat for Humanity

Good deeds
On Wednesday mornings, retirees George Issa and Gene Jolie, each 61, can be found at the ReStore on Route 2 in Charleston, one of dozens Habitat for Humanity ReStores.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  September 25, 2008


Ordinance aims to easy the bite of displacement

When Granoff Associates announced plans in May to renovate the Arcade in downtown Providence, tenants in the building got a scant 30 days’ notice.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 27, 2008


Traffic Jammed

This small state should have better transit. So why doesn’t it?
It’s not just the relatively small number of RIPTA users who suffer from the inadequacy of Rhode Island’s transit system.  
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 20, 2008


Scituate doctor touts a cheaper approach for health-care

Got insurance?
Local illustrator Emily Lisker gave Dr. Fine six of her drawings, and in exchange, he gave her and her husband six years of free primary care.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  August 06, 2008


From janitor to detainee: one woman’s story

As part of her job cleaning the Superior Court in Providence, Angela de la Vega often imagined how hard it must be to be a judge.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  July 23, 2008

Another perspective

The view from Mexico on Immigration
Carmen Romero says the idea of immigrating to the United States is “a Mexican obsession,” though the reality of immigration for many is different from the dream.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008


Behind the immigration debate

Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008


What’s wrong with being sexy?

One woman’s story of gaining empowerment as a sex educator
“Laughing is good,” she tells them, and her students laugh uncomfortably. And then the lesson begins. 
By: AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  February 13, 2008
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