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COVID-19 VACCINES will be made available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old in Rhode Island next week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE

Do you agree with President Joe Biden that the COVID-19 pandemic...

In a recent appearance on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” President Joe Biden controversially declared that, “ pandemic is over.” He also acknowledged in the interview that...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,714 last week, with 6 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,714 from Sept. 11-17, with six new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Thursday.  The...

Poll: McKee’s approval rating for handling pandemic at 44%

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s approval rating for how he's handled the pandemic is below all but one New England governor but above...
EVAN SMITH, CEO and president of Discover Newport. / PBN FILE PHOTO / ELIZABETH GRAHAM

R.I. hospitality industry uncertain about rebound of business travel in 2023

PROVIDENCE – Stakeholders in Rhode Island's hospitality sector say corporate travel to the region has largely been left out of this year's strong rebound...

Rhode Island to start administering updated COVID-19 booster shot

PROVIDENCE – A new and more comprehensive booster shot for COVID-19 is now available to Rhode Islanders, the R.I. Department of Health recently announced. The...
DIFFICULT DECISION: Yifei “Jerry” Hu has made the tough choice to remain in the U.S. and continue studying cognitive science at Brown University rather than return home to China, where strict COVID-19 policies and lockdowns are still in effect.
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On some campuses, Chinese students are fewer

When Yifei “Jerry” Hu arrived at Brown University last year, he knew he wasn’t going to return home – at least not for a...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,437 last week, with 9 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,437 from Sept. 4-10, with nine new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health...

WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020 

GENEVA (AP) – The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,402 last week, with 7 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,402 from Aug. 28 through Sept. 3, with seven new deaths, the R.I. Department...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increased by 1,705 last week, with 2 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,705 from Aug. 21 through Aug. 27, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department...
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