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RI CRIME
Providence Police investigate a shooting on Carolina Avenue, late Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island crime news: May 2022

Regular updates from police and the Rhode Island courts.

RI BUSINESS
The "Superman Building," center, stands in downtown Providence, R.I., on March 27, 2013.

Rhode Island business news: May 2022

Regular updates from Rhode Island business leaders and industry experts.

RHODE MAP
One of the dishes on the menu at Bonanno is grilled branzino (European bass) in olive oil.

Who’s ready for outdoor dining on Federal Hill in Providence? It’s here

There are 31 restaurants participating in "Al Fresco on the Hill" this year, including four new spots that have opened within the past few months.

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RI POLITICS
Omar Bah, founder of the Refugee Dream Center, kicks off his campaign for Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District seat.

Refugee Dream Center founder launches congressional campaign

“As someone who has fought and stood up to a dictator,” Omar Bah said, “I am better positioned to fight and defend democracy. Democracy is more under threat today in this country than ever before.”

In this May 7, 2020 file photo, workers leave the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind.

Meatpackers hyped ‘baseless’ shortage to keep plants open despite covid risks, House report alleges

"Meatpacking companies knew the risk posed by the coronavirus to their workers and knew it wasn't a risk that the country needed them to take," according to the report by the select subcommittee on the coronavirus crisis.

RI POLITICS
US Representative David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat.

Cicilline backs bill to add 4 Supreme Court justices

“Americans’ faith in the court is at an all time low," the Rhode Island Democrat says. "To restore trust, we need to rebalance the court.”

RI politics
Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Dan McKee delivers his State of the State address to lawmakers and guests in the House Chamber at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, in Providence, R.I.

Rhode Island political news: May 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

HOUSING
Protesters gathered outside Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee's office on Thursday to demand more help for homeless people who are being forced to leave winter shelter and hotel beds.

Protesters call for McKee to do more for homeless people

The governor just joined housing officials in launching a “landlord challenge,” but advocates say it’s not nearly enough as funding expires for winter shelters.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Ryk McIntyre is graduating from the Community College of Rhode Island at the age of 61 with a degree in theatre arts.

CCRI’s graduation class speaker is 61. He’s just getting started.

After a lifetime of challenges and bad breaks, Ryk McIntyre found his calling as a late-in-life student getting a degree in theatre arts.

RHODE MAP
Actor Henry Winkler delivered a commencement address at the New England Institute of Technology.

Here’s who’s speaking at college commencements in Rhode Island this year

From Nancy Pelosi to Fonzi, R.I. colleges have marquee names delivering graduation speeches.

RI POLITICS
Newport Pell Bridge in Rhode Island.

Advocates renew call for suicide prevention barriers on R.I. bridges after latest incident

Three people have jumped from the Newport Pell Bridge in the past three months, underscoring the urgent need for action, said the co-founder of Bridging the Gap for Healing and Safety.