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EDUCATION

High school students in Rhode Island urged to switch to remote learning after Thanksgiving

High schools will move to their “limited in-person plans” that were developed over the summer, and allow for only 25 percent of students to remain in school, beginning Nov. 30.

POLICING

Providence sergeant charged with assault seeks dismissal of criminal case after videos are made public

Former Executive Director Jose Batista was fired Monday night for defying PERA’s board and offering the videos to the media.

RHODE MAP

David Cicilline’s real political battle begins

The congressman from Rhode Island is running for assistant speaker, the No. 4 job in U.S. House Democratic leadership, against US Representative Katherine Clark of Massachusetts.


MARIJUANA

Legal marijuana in Rhode Island? What a difference a massive budget deficit can make

A big drop in revenue because of the coronavirus -- and the success of the industry in Mass. -- has some lawmakers reconsidering their opposition to recreational marijuana.

CORONAVIRUS

As COVID-19 cases skyrocket in R.I., Raimondo may be forced to crack down with more restrictions

The governor's strategy for addressing the fall surge, less heavy-handed than last spring and more of a gentle nudge to try harder, is unlikely to last.

COMFORT ZONE

Meet the Providence yogi who keeps people howling over life’s absurdities

Larry O'Brien overcame mental and physical challenges to become a certified Laughter Yoga teacher.

RHODE MAP

Rhode Island will be in the national spotlight for the COVID-19 vaccine

Rhode Island will be on the country’s front line when it comes to testing COVID-19 vaccine distribution, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be at the front of the line for actually getting the shots.

POLICING

Providence police oversight board PERA fires director for releasing video of officer assaulting handcuffed man

Legal experts questioned whether Jose Batista’s action could jeopardize the criminal investigation against the police officer.

HEALTH

Rhode Islanders weigh in on the factors shaping public health

A survey shows residents need more affordable housing and jobs in core cities such as Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.

CORONAVIRUS

Rhode Island teachers’ unions want to return to remote learning

Two more schools have temporarily halted in-person teaching this week as COVID-19 cases surge.

RHODE MAP

Meet the Globe’s new Rhode Island editor

The Globe is investing in Rhode Island. Here’s why Rhode Map readers should, too.