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Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association and Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy Thank 100 Club for $30,000 Donation

PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island Police Chiefs' Association (RIPCA) Executive Director Sidney Wordell and President Brian Sullivan, and Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy (RIMPTA) Executive Director Lt. Christopher Zarrella are pleased to announce a donation made last week to the Academy by the 100 Club of Rhode Island. The donation, which totals $29,, was voted on by the 100 Club on Thursday, June 18. The money will be used to purchase a variety of training and fitness equipment used at the Academy. “I can’t say enough good things about the 100 Club for all they do,” Lt. Zarrella said. “They…
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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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Fauci: “Hemos sido golpeados malamente”

Voz de America Por Rafael Salido WASHINGTON - El doctor Anthony Fauci, director del Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas y principal experto del equipo designado por la Casa Blanca para gestionar la pandemia de coronavirus, reconoció el martes que Estados Unidos ha sido impactado "malamente" por la COVID-19. "Si nos fijamos en cómo hemos sido golpeados, hemos sido golpeados malamente", señaló Fauci durante una audiencia de la Cámara de Representantes, en la que también participaron otros de los principales responsables de la administración en la lucha contra el virus. El experto subrayó que las dos próximas semanas serán "críticas"…
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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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Poverty Dramatically Increases COVID-19 Death Risk, Researchers Say

VOA News By Henry Ridgwell LONDON - The probability of death from COVID-19 increases dramatically with increasing poverty because of underlying inequalities in society in many poorer countries, according to researchers from Imperial College ; The warning comes as the coronavirus pandemic expands rapidly in many countries classed as lower-income or lower-middle-income, such as India and Nigeria. India has recorded over 13,500 deaths from COVID-19 and close to 250,000 cases, with infection rates climbing rapidly in recent days, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center. Imperial College researchers say unfair or avoidable differences in health among different groups in society — known as “health inequities” — mean…
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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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Reformas policiales en EE.UU. pueden frenar los encuentros mortales, dice legislador afroestadounidense

El senador republicano de Carolina del Sur, Tim Scott, dice que republicanos y demócratas están de acuerdo en el 70% de lo que se necesita. VOA News Por Ken Bredemeier Estados Unidos puede frenar los asesinatos policiales en las calles del país con una mejor capacitación policial y una mayor responsabilidad, dijo el domingo el principal defensor republicano de las reformas policiales en el Senado. El senador de Carolina del Sur Tim Scott,  el único republicano afroestadounidense en el Senado de Estados Unidos, afirmó en el programa "This Week" de ABC, que cree "que podemos prevenir más de estas muertes" y mejorar la "aplicación de…
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LPR News

Las protestas, el coronavirus, China y Biden en primer mitin de campaña de Trump

El presidente Trump buscó revitalizar su base partidaria alabando los logros de su mandato, volviendo a temas de su campaña que lo ayudaron a ganar en 2016, y defendiendo su gestión frente al coronavirus y las protestas de las últimas semanas. Por Voz de América El presidente Donald Trump realizó su primer mitin de campaña desde el comienzo de la pandemia de coronavirus en Tulsa, Oklahoma, el sábado por la noche. El evento fue diseñado para ser una muestra de fuerza política para revitalizar su base de seguidores antes de las elecciones de noviembre, pero fue eclipsado por los temores de…
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