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THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION gave Rhode Island another mixed report card in its 2024 State of Tobacco Control report.

Lung Association gives R.I. another mixed report card on tobacco prevention

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island continues to woefully underfund tobacco prevention programs and struggle to end the same off all flavored tobacco products across the...

Democrat Gabe Amo becomes R.I’s first Black candidate elected to Congress 

Democrat Gabe Amo defeated Republican Gerry Leonard to win Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District seat Tuesday, becoming the state's first Black candidate elected to...
MENTALLY STRONG: Shawmut Design and Construction recently created a mental health and wellness leadership group to propose new mental health initiatives within the company. 
COURTESY SHAWMUT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Building up a healthy, valuable culture at Shawmut Design and Construction

PBN Best Places To Work Awards 2023 MIDSIZE COMPANIES #1: Shawmut Design and Construction Employees in R.I. 75 CEO Les Hiscoe BEING IN THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE, citing 'high' COVID-19 risk within Providence County, is requiring masks to be worn in most indoor settings on campus, including classrooms. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Citing ‘high’ COVID-19 risk level, RIC requiring masks in most indoor...

PROVIDENCE – One local college is bringing back masking for most on-campus settings, while a pair of colleges are recommending people to wear them....
RHODE ISLAND HAS RECEIVED around $11.6 million in federal funding to help strengthen the state’s public health care workforce and improve critical health infrastructure. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND HOSPITAL

R.I. receives $11.6M in federal funding to address health care workforce,...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is receiving around $11.6 million in federal funding to help strengthen the state’s public health care workforce and improve critical...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY, like many other local colleges and universities, have updated their COVID-19 policies going into this fall semester where they are less strict than this time last year. / COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

After 2 years of COVID-19, local colleges optimistic in getting back...

PROVIDENCE – Could this academic year finally see almost complete normalcy on local college campuses for the first time in more than two years?...
K-12 STUDENTS ACROSS MASSACHUSETTS will not be required to wear masks when they return to school this fall. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

No statewide mask requirements, COVID-19 testing in Mass. schools this year

MALDEN, Mass. – Students entering K-12 public schools across Massachusetts this fall will get a return to normalcy after two years of restrictions and...
COVID-19 VACCINES will be made available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old in Rhode Island next week. / AP FILE PHOTO/MATT ROURKE

McKee: COVID-19 vaccines for young children arriving in R.I. next week

PROVIDENCE – On the heals of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 18 recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages...

Cheers and fears as U.S. ends mask mandates for travel

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A federal judge's decision to strike down a national mask mandate was met with cheers on some airplanes but...
BROWN UNIVERSITY will make masks optional in most indoor settings on campus starting March 14. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown University to make masks indoors mostly optional starting March 14

PROVIDENCE – Less than two weeks after making some modifications to its mask-wearing policy on campus, Brown University has now gone further with that...
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