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Rhode Island man indicted in virus relief fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A Rhode Island man has been indicted in an alleged scheme to fraudulently apply for unemployment funds and economic relief for...

Rhode Island sees spike in drug overdose deaths in 2020

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Accidental drug overdose deaths in Rhode Island jumped by 25% in 2020 over the prior year, to their highest level since...

Matos sworn in as Rhode Island’s lieutenant governor

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Sabina A. Matos made history Wednesday when she was sworn in as Rhode Island's lieutenant governor, the first person of color...

R.I. expands vaccine eligibility to 40 and older

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island on Monday expanded coronavirus vaccine eligibility to anyone age 40 and older who lives, works or goes to...

Rhode Island health centers getting more than $33.5M to boost vaccinations

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Eight community health centers across Rhode Island are sharing $33.5 million in federal funding to boost coronavirus vaccination efforts, authorities said...

Providence teachers vote no confidence in commissioner

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Providence public school teachers, currently in contract negotiations, took a vote of no confidence in the leadership of state Education Commissioner...

McKee announces 10 finalists for lieutenant governor’s job

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Daniel J. McKee has announced a list of 10 finalists to be his lieutenant governor. The list released Thursday...

General public in Mass. can get vaccinated starting April 19

BOSTON (AP) – All residents of Massachusetts age 16 and older will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine beginning April 19, Gov. Charlie Baker's...

Rhode Island needs more vaccine supply to reach Biden’s goal

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island may not be able to meet President Joe Biden’s goal of making all adults eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine...

Public hearing on medical waste facility scheduled

WEST WARWICK (AP) – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed medical waste-to-energy facility in West Warwick. The...

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