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GLASSED IN: Rep. Raymond Hull, below center, D-Providence, speaks on the floor of the House chamber at the Statehouse on June 17. He and his fellow lawmakers are surrounded by plastic protective barriers because of COVID-19. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

2nd wave of coronavirus? Experts say we’re still in the 1st

What’s all this talk about a “second wave” of U.S. coronavirus cases? About 120,000 Americans have died from the new virus and daily counts of...

‘Four Legs to Stand On’ performance tells stories of addiction

PROVIDENCE – A performance featuring stories of people with addiction will take place next month in the city. Hosted by the Rhode Island Action Coalition...
MORE THAN 11,000 households in Rhode Island will lose SNAP benefits under the Trump administration's proposed eligibility change.

Study: USDA rule change would cut more than 11,000 R.I. families...

PROVIDENCE – More than 11,000 Rhode Islanders would lose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits if a Trump administration proposal to narrow eligibility requirements is...
RHODE ISLAND STATE SPENDING on health care was $58 per capita in 2017, the ninth-highest amount in the nation. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. public spending on health ninth-highest per capita in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 9 among all states and Washington, D.C., for per-capita, state spending on health care in 2017, according to...

Study: R.I. scores above national average in emergency preparedness

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tops the national average when it comes to emergency preparedness, and continues to improve its capability to protect residents, according...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 11 for lowest adult obesity rates in the nation. / COURTESY THE STATE OF OBESITY

R.I. ranks No. 11 in nation for lowest adult obesity

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is ranked as No. 11 for lowest rate of adult obesity in a study by the State of Obesity, a project...

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