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BLM RI PAC Issues Statement on the Rhode Island Cannabis Act

BLM RI PAC Statement on the Rhode Island Cannabis Act The proposed Rhode Island Cannabis Act (SB #2430 and HB #7593) is an important step toward cannabis legalization, and we are happy to see that the immediate expungement of cannabis-related charges has been included, as well as the prioritization of[Read More…]

by May 18, 2022

Reactions On Shock WPRI Democratic Gubernatorial Poll: McKee & Gorbea At Statistical Tie Among “Decided” Primary Voters

  With the release of a WPRI Channel 12/Roger Williams University Poll indicating a virtual tie among “Decided” Democratic Primary Voters … just a two point differential between Governor McKee & Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea … reactions from across the political spectrum have begun to roll in.    [Read More…]

by May 17, 2022

ACLU Sues Providence For Refusing to Release Documents Over Decision To Bar Rap Artist 22Gz From Performing

From The Rhode Island ACLU: Is a New York Times article a confidential document that the City of Providence can withhold from disclosure under the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) on the grounds that it would violate copyright law to release it? That is one of the issues – along with[Read More…]

by March 29, 2022

CDC Covid Community Level

by March 1, 2022

CDC Audio Update: COVID-19 Levels & Tool To Help Communities Decide What Prevention Steps To Take

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention provided an update to media on new COVID-19 Community Levels, a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. A power point, loaded to the Coalition Radio Network, includes: What People Can Do to Protect[Read More…]

by February 25, 2022

FLASH! NEARI’s Robert Walsh “Retires”!

by February 8, 2022

Exodus! Just What Are Parents Saying!

  Rumour Has It: Parents across the State, from a broad swath of Public School Districts, are burning up the phone lines, discussing a mass exodus from Rhode Island Public Schools, in advance of the March Census Date. The enrolled student population at that moment impacts the State of Rhode[Read More…]

by February 8, 2022

Local Restaurants Raise Opposition To Flawed Mask Mandate

A universal sign being adapted by individual restaurants has begun to pop up around Rhode Island. Shane P  

by December 21, 2021

CDC Statement on B.1.1.529 – Omicron

  From The Center For Disease Control On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant, B.1.1.529, as a Variant of Concern and has named it Omicron. No cases of this variant have been identified in the U.S. to date. CDC is following the details of this new variant, first reported to the WHO by South Africa. We are grateful to the South African government[Read More…]

by November 27, 2021

FLASH: Food and Drug Administration Authorizes Emergency Use Of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine For Children 5-11

  Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. The authorization was based on the FDA’s thorough and transparent evaluation of the data that included input from independent[Read More…]

by October 29, 2021