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Ex-cop guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...

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...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Neronha has updated his office's review of use-of-force protocols to include less-than-deadly use of force as well as alleged excessive force. / COURTESY OFFICE OF THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL

AG’s office updates protocol on police use-of-force reviews

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha issued an updated protocol for his office’s review of use of force by law enforcement, his...

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...
THE VECTRIX MAXI is a highway-legal two-seat scooter with a top-speed of 62 mph. The all-electric vehicle can go as far as 60 miles on a charge. Four city police officers will be testing the emissions-free vehicles. /

Do you believe your local police department properly exercises the use...

The killing of George Floyd while he was in police custody in Minnesota has sparked widespread protesting around the country, seeking justice for him...
MOVING ­FORWARD: Domenic Merolla, a clerk at ENO Fine Wines in Providence, on June 2 cleans up shattered glass and spilled alcohol from looting at the store. / PBN PHOTO/ 
NANCY LAVIN

Responses to pandemic, rioting fuel hope for R.I. businesses

Broken glass was strewn along downtown Providence sidewalks outside ransacked businesses. Inside and out, weary-looking owners and staff were scrambling to clean up while...

Rep. Williams calls out systematic racism, lack of diversity in R.I.’s...

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Anastasia P. Williams, D-Providence, and other legislators stood on the steps of the Statehouse on Thursday to call out systematic racism, including...

Raimondo: ‘They came here to torch the Statehouse’; curfews set

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday activated the Rhode Island National Guard and local mayors announced curfews in anticipation of another night...

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