The Rhode Island government recently signed RhodeWorks, a new initiative to repair over 600 bridges and roads in Rhode Island by investing in transportation infrastructure, into law. While the plan’s main source of funding, tolling large trucks, was met with mixed response, most parties agree that Rhode Island’s infrastructure is in a dangerous state of […]

Policy decisions surrounding reproductive rights affect over 161 million women living in the United States today, yet the information available to voters is often biased and sensationalized.  Use this infographic to learn about leading candidates’ positions on a range of issues associated with reproductive rights, as well as the implications of those stances.Infographic by Isabela Karibjanian, Hannah […]

Following the death of 25 year-old Freddie Gray in police custody, Baltimore erupted in protests. This lead Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency and activate the National Guard.  Now state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby has announced criminal charges against the six police officers involved in Gray’s death. Use this interactive graphic to explore how […]

Until the 1970s, Fox Point was the focal point of the Cape Verdean community in Providence. Today, the neighborhood, which lies just south of Brown’s campus and a little ways down College Hill, is primarily known to Brown students as the home of Duck and Bunny, India Point Park and — of course — Whiskey […]

On February 27, 2015,  Russian opposition leader Boris Nemstov was gunned down near the Kremlin in Moscow.  The shooting came the day before the former deputy prime minister and noted critic of President Vladimir Putin was supposed to lead a protest against the Russian government.  Use this interactive graphic to explore how the assassination played out in Moscow.Graphic by Gray Brakke. 

With the approaching November 4 general election, the Providence mayoral race remains, by most estimates, too close to call. Learn the facts about the candidates in the infographic below.For more coverage on the mayoral election, check out BPR’s interviews with the candidates: Buddy Cianci, Jorge Elorza and Dan Harrop.Infographic by Nina Roesner and Tyler Daelemans.