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A federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island includes this image of Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's Facebook page.

ACLU files First Amendment lawsuit against Woonsocket mayor

Lawsuit challenges Mayor Baldelli-Hunt for banning some of her critics from her Facebook page.

Susan and Brian Harrington examine the carcass of a dead whale that washed ashore in Plymouth.

‘We’ve gone past bad to rotten.’ A dead whale washed ashore in Plymouth, and moving it is complicated

The arrival of the beached mammal, which has literally created a big stink, has presented a curious quandary: What to do, exactly, with an 8,000-pound minke whale carcass?

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The original cast of "Hamilton" performed at The Public Theater in New York in 2016.

PSA: ‘Hamilton’ tickets at PPAC go on sale today

The popular show is likely to provide a much-needed financial boost to a city still struggling with the pandemic.

RI NEWS
Dr. Shahrzad Slater, left, and her husband, New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater

Patriots’ Matthew Slater and family hosting ‘Community Jamboree’ in Providence

Saturday’s event at Dexter Training Grounds park will include more than 40 community groups, food, music, and COVID-19 vaccines.

RI NEWS
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections' Maximum Security Facility in Cranston.

Marathon work shifts — and massive overtime payments — soar at R.I. state prison

Correctional officers earn plenty of overtime pay for working quads — 32-hour shifts during which they aren’t supposed to sleep. But managers, inmates, and even officers are concerned about the health and safety risks.

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Representative Karen Alzate, chairwoman of the Rhode Island Legislative Black and Latino Caucus, speaks to Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick during the Rhode Island Report podcast.

Black and Latino caucus leader calls for R.I. to include minority-owned businesses

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Representative Karen Alzate talks about the group’s legislative priorities.

RI EDUCATION
01/26/2018 Boston Ma -Angelica Infante-Green (cq) during her Elementary and Secondary Education School Commissioner interview. She is one of the finalist. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

In vote of confidence, Governor McKee says he wants to extend Education Commissioner Infante-Green’s contract

Governor Dan McKee said for the first time Wednesday that he would like Infante-Green to remain in her current position after her deal expires next April, a significant vote of confidence for a leader who has clashed with the Providence Teachers Union and state lawmakers for most of the last year.

RI Crime
The Providence Public Safety Complex in Providence, RI.

ATV and dirt bike riders drag woman out of her car and beat her while stopped at a traffic light in Providence

Council President John Igliozzi on Wednesday said he would schedule a special meeting next week to “urgently address this unacceptable outbreak of violent crime” in Providence.