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Virus testing data raises questions

Rhode Island’s coronavirus cases have been on the rise for several weeks, but an inconsistency in the way testing data is being interpreted has...

R.I. census count enters crunch time

The coronavirus pandemic has made the difficult job of getting an accurate census count much harder at a time in which Rhode Island has...

Elorza’s ‘reparations’ idea faces hurdles

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s commitment to racial reparations for Black and Indigenous residents has created more questions than answers. The recently signed executive order...

R.I. shifts focus in tourism ads

While much of the U.S. sees a surge of new corona­virus cases and hospitalizations, R.I. Commerce Corp. has pivoted its tourism marketing to appeal...
WITH 37 PERCENT of its residents between the ages of 18 and 34, and one nightlife venue per 523 people, Providence ranks No. 1 on Movoto Real Estate's list of the 10 most exciting mid-sized cities in the United States. / PBN FILE PHOTO

R.I. officials wary bars will become pandemic hot spots

State officials are keeping a close eye on Rhode Island bars to ensure they’re complying with public health measures as crowded bars across the...
SPOT-CHECKED: Green Ink’s boutique in North Kingstown has been visited twice by state officials to ensure the business is following pandemic guidelines, according to owner Bethany Mazza. Green Ink’s other location, in Providence, also has been checked twice. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVID LEVESQUE

R.I. rethinks ‘light touch’ in enforcing reopening protocols

The state has laid out plenty of rules for its phased reopening plans in recent weeks on mask wearing, social distancing and capacity, but...

R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much...
PROTESTERS march in New York City on June 6. Calls to “defund the police” have spread nationwide in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month in Minneapolis. / AP FILE PHOTO/RAGAN CLARK

How far should police reform go?

The national movement to make police agencies more accountable for their use of force and treatment of black people has led to moves toward...

Clarity crucial for businesses that take a stand

Social media platforms can be a complex place for businesses to tread while protests continue nationwide in the wake of George Floyd’s death while...

Lt. Gov. McKee floats relief plan on his own

Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee is proposing using a portion of Rhode Island’s $1.25 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds to create grant and...

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