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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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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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Spain Reopens Borders to European Tourists After COVID Lockdown

By VOA News Spain reopened its borders to European tourists on Sunday as the continent continues to ease lockdowns put in place to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus. Once the country with the third-highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, Spain has now fallen to 7th place with nearly 246,000 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. But while Europe sees slow improvement, countries including Brazil, South Africa, India, and the United States are reporting alarming increases. With more than million cases, the has more infections than anywhere else in the world. Brazil and Russia follow…
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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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Attorney General Welcomes Inaugural Clifton Clerkship Program Participants and Summer Interns

The Clifton Clerkship Program, named for Judge William C. Clifton, Sr., was established in January and is designed to attract talented, underrepresented law students to careers in public service and is advancing as scheduled despite COVID-19 challenges PROVIDENCE, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha, together with Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson and retired Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton, recently held a virtual kickoff meeting to welcome the three law students who were selected for  the first William C. Clifton, Sr. Clerkship Program at the Office of the Attorney General. Due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, the Office is conducting this…
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$10,000 Reward Offered – Request for Information on Arson Investigation at Department of Administration Building

The Rhode Island State Police in conjunction with the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are seeking information pertaining to a fire at the Department of Administration located at 1 Capitol Hill, ;This incident occurred in the early morning hours of June 2, ;If you have any information, please contact the Arson Tipline @ ;All calls are confidential and a reward of up to $10, is offered for information leading to an arrest.
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AG Neronha issues updated protocol for Attorney General’s review of use of force by law enforcement

The first update to the protocol in over 13 years expands the scope of review beyond deadly force and custodial deaths incidents and includes review of excessive force by the police PROVIDENCE, RI – Attorney General Peter F. Neronha today issued an updated and significantly expanded protocol for the review of use of force by state and municipal law enforcement agencies. While it has been a long-standing practice for Rhode Island law enforcement agencies to report incidents of use of deadly force and custodial deaths to the Attorney General for review and investigation, under the new protocol, they must also report incidents…
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Lt. Governor McKee Urges State to Give Communities Flexibility on School Reopening Date

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor Dan McKee today urged the State to give municipalities the flexibility to establish the reopening date for schools in their district. The Lt. Governor discussed this issue with a panel of small business owners and municipal leaders during his weekly Small Business Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday. The discussion took place following the State’s announcement that all schools in Rhode Island will reopen on August 31, a deviation from the standard of allowing local school departments to select their start date. Lt. Governor McKee notes that reopening schools before Labor Day will have a negative…
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