Friday, January 15, 2021

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Coronavirus

Rhode Island School of Design cancels 2021 in-person commencement; moves ceremony...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island School of Design announced Monday that it is canceling its in-person commencement for the Class of 2021 and will...

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 2,788 over weekend, with 31 deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 2,788 from Jan. 8 through Sunday, with 31 more deaths, the R.I. Department of...

Stepping Up: Ocean State Job Lot promoting health equity during pandemic

NORTH KINGSTOWN – The pandemic was just another reason for Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation to continue its philanthropic efforts, while promoting health...

Patients at VA Providence now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for patients at the VA Providence Healthcare System. On Jan. 6, John Kirby, a veteran, was the first nonemployee...
R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott says the state has had a slight decrease in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations this week.

Dr. Alexander-Scott: COVID-19 response ‘will not skip a beat’ with new...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island COVID-19 response will not be disrupted by the nomination of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to serve as U.S. Commerce...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 924 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 924 with 6 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 924 on Thursday, and six more deaths were reported, the R.I. Department of...

Second round of PPP loans to start week of Jan. 11

PROVIDENCE – The Paycheck Protection Program will reopen on the week of Jan. 11, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced Friday in consultation with...

COVID-19 vaccine committee: R.I. needs to make clear why some people...

PROVIDENCE – Members of a COVID-19 vaccine advisory group said Friday they need more advance notice of distribution plans to better inform the public,...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO RECEIVED a 41 percent approval rating in Morning Consult's third quarter governor approval rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...

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