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Happy Monday and welcome to Rhode Map, your daily guide to everything happening in the Ocean State. I’m Dan McGowan and I think the Lay’s Poppables potato chips is a top 10 invention of this century. Follow me on Twitter @DanMcGowan or send tips to Dan.McGowan@globe.com.
ICYMI: Rhode Island was up to 149,577 confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, after adding 182 new cases. The most-recent overall daily test-positive rate was 1.3 percent, and the first-time positive rate was 12.9 percent. The state announced two more deaths, bringing the total to 2,687. There were 113 people in the hospital, and 433,399 residents were fully vaccinated.
Rhode Island Kids Count, the state’s leading child advocacy group, is set to unveil its annual factbook at an event this morning.
The publication includes hundreds of statistics about children based on a range of factors, including economic well-being, health, and education.
You can read the full factbook here, and I’ve compiled a few of the most interesting figures below.
Families in poverty
Diversity in Rhode Island
Parental educational levels
Rhode Island Kids Count is holding a virtual event at 9 a.m. to release the factbook. Geoffrey Canada, the president of Harlem Children’s Zone, will deliver the keynote address.
THE GLOBE IN RHODE ISLAND
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⚓ This week’s Ocean State Innovators Q&A is with Dr. Robert Marchand, who uses robotic technology in procedures, and is live-streaming them all over the world. E-mail Alexa Gagosz with suggestions for this weekly interview. Read more.
⚓ Don’t miss Marc J. Dunkelman’s op-ed on why it’s hard to get good projects going. Read more.
⚓Check out these beautiful murals by Angela “AGONZA” Gonzalez in Providence’s public housing complexes that pay homage to immigrants. Read more.
⚓ This new Narragansett brewery in Providence is going to be great. Read more.
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WHAT’S ON TAP TODAY
Each day, Rhode Map offers a cheat sheet breaking down what’s happening in Rhode Island. Have an idea? E-mail us at RInews@globe.com.
⚓ At 3:30 p.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will discuss several bills that would reform or repeal the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.
⚓ At 2:30 p.m., Governor McKee, House Speaker Joseph Shekarchi, and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio will make an announcement on the future of the vision services program at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities.
⚓ The permanent advisory council for the Rhode Island House Veterans’ Affairs Committee meets at 10 a.m. Here’s the agenda.
⚓ The House Committee on Innovation, Internet, and Technology meets at 4 p.m. to discuss best practices for municipalities and schools to avoid cyber attacks.
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