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INNOVATION Q&A

Man Up lifts up formerly incarcerated men of color

The Providence-based organization offers job-training, higher-education opportunities, and wrap-around support to help men re-enter society and thrive.

CORONAVIRUS

A coronavirus surge made worse by inequity

Poverty, a lack of affordable housing, and jobs that can’t be done remotely make Central Falls a hot spot for COVID-19 infections in Rhode Island.

CORONAVIRUS

Nearly 200 inmates, staff at Rhode Island prison test positive for COVID-19

Hospitalizations are also on the rise, and nursing homes are reporting higher numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases as well.


RHODE MAP

President Obama offers high praise for Senator Reed in his new book

Obama was joined on a 2008 trip to Afghanistan and Iraq by Reed and Nebraska Republican Chuck Hagel, who he described as “two of my favorite colleagues" in the Senate.

POLITICS

In Central Falls, the Mayor-elect is ready to navigate the coronavirus crisis

As the second COVID-19 wave takes hold, supporters say Mayor-elect Maria Rivera is ‘the right person at the right time.’

CORONAVIRUS

Raimondo announces two-week ‘pause’ for Rhode Island, calls for residents to stay home on Thanksgiving

Raimondo said Rhode Island is at crucial point in the pandemic because hospitals are currently at 97 percent capacity for their COVID-specific beds, and the state will likely need to open field hospitals in Cranston and at the Rhode Island Convention Center in the coming weeks.

RHODE MAP

Bally’s + Sinclair Broadcast Group = Place your bets (on your TV)?

The company that owns Twin River Casino and the company that owns Channel 10 in Providence have made a deal that could bring sports betting to local TV audiences in New England.

EDUCATION

High school students in Rhode Island urged to switch to remote learning after Thanksgiving

High schools will move to their “limited in-person plans” that were developed over the summer, and allow for only 25 percent of students to remain in school, beginning Nov. 30.

POLICING

Providence sergeant charged with assault seeks dismissal of criminal case after videos are made public

Former Executive Director Jose Batista was fired Monday night for defying PERA’s board and offering the videos to the media.

RHODE MAP

David Cicilline’s real political battle begins

The congressman from Rhode Island is running for assistant speaker, the No. 4 job in U.S. House Democratic leadership, against US Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts.

MARIJUANA

Legal marijuana in Rhode Island? What a difference a massive budget deficit can make

A big drop in revenue because of the coronavirus -- and the success of the industry in Mass. -- has some lawmakers reconsidering their opposition to recreational marijuana.