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The Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) Welcomes European Commission Recommendation On Journalist Safety

  The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed new journalist safety guidelines published by the European Commission, and called on EU member states to implement them as soon as possible. The nonbinding recommendation lists dozens of steps that states can take to ensure that journalists can work safely, including to prosecute all[Read More…]

by September 17, 2021

Just What Are We Celebrating? The “Bally’s Twin River” Groundbreaking. An Economic Bomb For Small Business?

“We are not a scarcity …. Moving forward on any economic opportunities good for     Governor McKee Most of the money lost on casino gambling around the country, up to 80 percent, comes from households earning less than $50,000 a year, according to a report in the Christian Science[Read More…]

by September 17, 2021

Manton Ave & Sayles Street Families March Against Police Brutality, Demand Release Of The Third Youth & An End To Police Attacks on their Families

Last night, Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE), organized, alongside other community groups and organizers, a speak out and march, led by the Sayles Street and Manton Ave families whose children were brutally assaulted by police this summer. The Action commenced at the intersection of Manton & Salmon Streets[Read More…]

by September 17, 2021

Over 2.4 Million Vehicles “Detected” Cranston City Council To Hold Special Meeting: Unauthorized Police Camera Installation

Cranston City Council President Christopher Paplauskas  has called a Special Council Meeting for this evening, Monday, September 13, @ 8PM for the purpose of  a “Discussion with the Police Department Regarding License Plate – Camera Pilot Program” The Cranston Police Department, apparently without the benefit of discussion/consultation with Town Government,[Read More…]

by September 13, 2021


  The ACLU of RI and the RI Center for Justice have sent a letter to RIDOC Director Patricia Coyne-Fague over plans for a multi-day lockdown of ACI prisoners so that correctional officers can partake in “National Correctional Officers’ Week” events, including a cookout with golf and volleyball elsewhere in Cranston and[Read More…]

by September 11, 2021

EOHHS Determines Eleanor Slater Hospital Can Bill Medicaid for Previous Services

The Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services (EOHHS) has determined that Eleanor Slater Hospital can bill Medicaid for services rendered from April 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021. At question was whether the hospital is considered an IMD – an Institution for Mental Disease. Facilities are determined[Read More…]

by September 8, 2021

ACLU Calls On Cranston, Pawtucket, & Woonsocket to Halt ALPR Camera Program

  The ACLU of Rhode Island today called on the city councils in Cranston, Pawtucket, and Woonsocket to direct their respective police departments to halt the use of automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology leased from the company Flock Safety. In a letter sent to the city council and mayor[Read More…]

by September 7, 2021

URI Assistant Director Of Communications Dave Lavallee Explains The Methodology Underlying The Religious Exemption For The Covid Vaccine

In the immediate aftermath of the Governor McKee COVID Press Conference, University of Rhode Island Assistant Director Of Communications Dave Lavallee explained the methodology underlying the religious exemption for the Covid vaccine. See the mentioned forms below.  

by September 3, 2021

Home Care Providers Project Mass Discharge of Patients by October 1

  Hundreds of Home Care Workers Submit Resignations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Rhode Island’s home care providers are anticipating a dramatic reduction in available workers as a result of 216-RICR-20-15-8. This emergency state regulation enacted on August 17, 2021 requires all licensed healthcare workers and providers be vaccinated[Read More…]

by August 31, 2021

Medical Personnel Opposed To Vaccine Mandate Stage Peaceful Boisterous Protest At State House!

  Gubernatorial Hopeful Paul Rianna Jr. Delivers Petition To McKee Staffer Protestors Refused Access To Rhode Island Department of Health Staff And Building For the third time in as many weeks, licensed medical personnel of virtually any stripe descended on The Rhode Island State House today. Armed with a boisterous[Read More…]

by August 31, 2021