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UNDER PRESSURE: Dr. Raymond Powrie, Care New England’s chief of medicine, acknowledges that financially “hard decisions have been made” during the pandemic.  / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Lifespan, CNE move toward merger, leaving many to wonder about side...

For decades, Rhode Island’s two largest hospital systems have been rivals, each enduring similar financial pressures on their own in a small but competitive...
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...

Neronha warns debt collectors against seizing stimulus checks

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha in a statement warned debt collectors, creditors and financial institutions against seizing stimulus payments distributed under...
SPEAKING UP: Law student Shahily Negron-Falcon, right, president of the Multi-Cultural Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, takes part in an equity roundtable discussion on environmental justice at RWU in Bristol on Feb. 19. At left are fellow RWU law students Troy Lange, RWU law editorial board member, and Stephanie Gonzalez. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW/JOSHUA GRAB

Diversity can be challenging for R.I. law firms

Bre’Anna Metts-Nixon, president of the Black Law Students Association at Roger Williams University School of Law, will graduate this year. She wants to practice...
STATE AGENCIES, including the R.I. State Police, have launched a new initiative and unit designed to catch and arrest impaired drivers in Rhode Island.

State agencies launch DUI initiative

PROVIDENCE – A new task force has been formed to fight driving under the influence, the R.I. Department of Transportation, R.I. State Police and...
THE R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL'S Office and the R.I. State Police will have access to records from the Diocese of Providence related to child sexual abuse allegations dating back to the 1950s. The landmark Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is the symbol of the diocese. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

A.G.’s office and State Police get access to child sex abuse...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence to gain access...

Lifespan claims it can block Partners’ proposed acquisition of Care New...

PROVIDENCE – Lifespan Corp. says it can block the pending acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare because it owns...
A NATIONAL SETTLEMENT with Robert Bosch and Fiat Chrysler will result in an $860,000 payment to Rhode Island over the sale of diesel automobiles with software allegedly designed to hide harmful emissions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OLIVER BUNIC

R.I. receives $860K in national settlement with Fiat Chrysler/Robert Bosch over...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island received $860,000 in a national settlement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and Robert Bosch GmbH related to the alleged installation...
R.I. ATTORNEY GENERAL Peter F. Kilmartin and eight other attorneys general have won a case in U.S. District Court against the U.S. Department of Justice, stopping a rule that would prevent "sanctuary cities" from receiving the Byrne JAG grant, a federal law enforcement funding program. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Kilmartin and others beat DOJ over rule blocking ‘sanctuary city’ law-enforcement...

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and six other state attorneys general, as well as the District Attorney for New York City,...

New customer service center opens in Pastore Complex

CRANSTON – A newly constructed customer service center for the R.I. Attorney General’s Office opened recently at 4 Howard Ave. in the Pastore Complex. At...

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