Community

Mayor Diossa Commits to Review Police Use of Force Policies in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS- Mayor James A. Diossa has signed on to the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and the Obama Foundation’s Commit to Action campaign which calls for elected officials and police oversight bodies to address police use of force policies. The call to action cites the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black with causing anguish in our communities. The Obama Foundation’s Commit to Action campaign discusses that out of the over 1,000 people that are killed by police each year in the United States, Black people are three times more likely…
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LPR News

RIDOH and DEM Recommend Avoiding Contact with Almy Pond

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Almy Pond in Newport due to a blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) bloom in the pond. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. Nikon D100 2004/05/13 10:39 RAW (12-bit) Lossless Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000) Lens: 24-85mm G Focal Length: 85mm Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto* Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern 1/320 sec - f/11 Exposure Comp.: 0 EV Sensitivity: ISO 200 White Balance: Auto AF Mode: AF-S Tone Comp: Auto Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached…
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Politics

Dos republicanos opuestos a Trump ganan primarias en Kentucky y Carolina del Norte

Por Voz de América Los votantes en Kentucky y Carolina del Norte eligieron el martes a dos nominados para la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos que se oponen al presidente Donald Trump. En el oeste de Carolina del Norte, los votantes republicanos eligieron al inversionista de 24 años Madison Cawthorn, que usa una silla de ruedas después de un accidente, por encima de la agente de bienes raíces respaldada por Trump, Lynda Bennett. La elección complementaria fue para el puesto dejado vacante por el representante republicano Mark Meadows, quien renunció para convertirse en el jefe de gabinete de Trump y…
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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to provide $13.8 million in medical premium relief to commercial customers and members

Action represents latest step BCBSRI has taken to support Rhode Island businesses, individuals and families during COVID-19 pandemic PROVIDENCE, RI (June 23, 2020) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) continues to take steps to support its customers and members during the COVID-19 ;Due to the current reduced demand for healthcare services, BCBSRI has requested approval to issue a 10 percent medical premium credit for two months, or a total of $ million, to its fully insured large group and small group employers, as well as individuals who purchase insurance through BCBSRI or HealthSource RI. For customers who…
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Mueven debate presidencial entre Trump y Biden en octubre de Michigan a Miami

Voz de America Un debate electoral entre el presidente Donald Trump y su adversario demócrata Joe Biden que estaba programado para celebrarse en la Universidad de Michigan en octubre fue trasladado a Miami debido a preocupaciones por el coronavirus. La Universidad de Michigan desistió de ser anfitrión del evento y la Comisión de Debates Presidenciales anunció este martes que ahora tendrá lugar en el Centro Adrienne Arsht de Miami el 15 de octubre. Se trata del segundo de tres debates que sostendrán Trump y Biden antes de las elecciones presidenciales del 3 de noviembre. La Universidad de Michigan expresó preocupación…
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Education

Ten years later: The instrumental role of the Affordable Care Act in LGBTQ+ health Coverage

Guillaume Bagal, diversity & inclusion lead, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island In 2013, one in three LGBTQ+ individuals making less than $45,000 per year (34 percent) were uninsured. In 2014, just a year after the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage reforms came into effect, the number of uninsured LGBTQ+ individuals in this group dropped to one in four (26 percent), and by 2017, that number dropped to one in five (22 percent). Signed into law 10 years ago, the ACA represents the healthcare system's most significant regulatory overhaul and expansion of coverage since the passage of Medicare and…
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Statement from Treasurer Magaziner about the State’s Name

PROVIDENCE, RI --Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magazine today made the following announcement about his office's use of the state's name:  Today, I am announcing that the Office of the General Treasurer will remove the words "and Providence Plantations" from the state's checks. We will also remove those words from our letterhead, citations, and other Office African-Americans and other People of Color, "plantations" are synonymous with centuries of race-based slavery and violence. In my discussions with African-American leaders in recent weeks, they have explained the chilling feeling they have when seeing the word "plantations" on Rhode Island government letters, citations,…
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NEW COVID-19 RESOURCE FOR SENIORS IN NEED

PROVIDENCE, RI, June 19, 2020--Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), a statewide nonprofit human service organization, has launched “Be Safe Plus,” a program delivering fresh foods, masks, cleaning and personal care supplies to Rhode Island seniors, people with disabilities and their caregivers who are at high-risk for COVID-19. FSRI recruited Chubby Chickpea and “Hope & Main,” located in Warren, and Roch’s Fresh Food, of West Greenwich, to put Rhode Islanders back to work by employing them to pack and deliver “Be Safe Plus” boxes. FSRI is asking senior programs statewide to share information about this free resource with people in…
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Atlanta Police Hold Sick-Out to Protest Officer’s Murder Charge

By VOA News Atlanta police officers called out sick or refused to answer calls Thursday to protest murder charges against a white officer in last Friday’s deadly shooting of an African American man in a fast-food restaurant’s parking lot. It is unclear how many officers declined to report for work Wednesday night and Thursday, but Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms assured city residents that they have nothing to fear. “We do have enough officers to cover us through the night. Our streets won’t be any less safe because of the number of officers who called out,” she told CNN. The district attorney’s…
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Statement from Attorney General Neronha on Today’s Supreme Court Decision Regarding DACA

I applaud today’s decision by the Supreme Court on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which will now continue to protect hundreds of thousands of Dreamers across the country, including many here in Rhode Island. I am proud that this Office stood up for Dreamers as a party to this case and as part of a coalition of 21 Attorneys General who fought on their behalf. While DACA remains the law of the land today, we will keep on fighting to protect DACA recipients and ensure that everyone is treated with the dignity and respect we all deserve.
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