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R.I. governor blames students at two colleges for the state’s rise in cases and positivity rate

Governor Gina M. Raimondo said students at Providence College and URI are “hurting people because of selfishness.”


URI orders three Greek Life houses to quarantine as Rhode Island colleges cope with COVID-19 infections

Ten colleges and universities in Rhode Island have some positive cases of coronavirus, according to the state Department of Health.


This new book explores why the town of Johnston voted for Trump in 2016

Across the country, many believed that Democrats had overlooked residents who felt they had been left behind. But that wasn't the whole story.


Seemingly overnight, a college neighborhood has become the epicenter of the coronavirus in Rhode Island

After 165 students from the college tested positive for COVID-19 over the past week, residents of Providence's Elmhurst neighborhood have mixed views on what should happen next.


Political battle over Supreme Court vacancy should have waited, Ginsburg admirers say

The focus should be on Ginsburg’s life and accomplishments, not political maneuvers, federal appeals court Judge Bruce M. Selya says.


Providence College discovers another 41 COVID-19 cases among students, bringing the total to 165 in the past week

School and state health officials are scrambling to contain the outbreak on and around the Providence campus; the cause is still a mystery.


Remember when Ruth Bader Ginsburg skipped Trump’s State of the Union to visit Rhode Island?

Her most timely (and timeless) comments that day involved her fear that the increased polarization around federal judiciary appointees will give the public the impression that the courts are “just another political branch of government.”


R.I. health officials swoop into Providence neighborhood where 124 students now have COVID-19

Providence College issued a stay-at-home order and will shift to full remote learning until at least Sept. 26 as state health officials opened case investigations and ramped up contract tracing to try to contain the outbreak.


Convicted ex-speaker of the R.I. House lands a new job helping the homeless

PLUS: New COVID cases and hospitalizations are rising in Rhode Island ... Providence high school seniors will return to school early ... Apex department store dropped from proposed soccer stadium in Pawtucket ... Providence examines the role of Black, Indigenous peoples.


Chewsi app aims to take a bite out of dental costs

Providence-based company created a “new, disruptive platform” to provide affordable dental care.

The Great Divide

How Rhode Island brought most students back for in-person learning — and Massachusetts did not

In Massachusetts, only about a dozen districts, most of them made up entirely of elementary schools, plan to return all students to classrooms full time this fall. Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, the vast majority of the state’s 66 districts and charter schools plan to offer full-time in-person learning by October.