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COMMENTARY | RYAN LUKOWICZ

Rhode Island, it’s time for statewide paratransit service

This is an equity issue, says Ryan Lukowicz, a North Kingstown High School student and RIPTA paratransit rider. Without it, Rhode Islanders with disabilities lose out on great jobs, and can’t access some of the state’s best restaurants and beaches, or needed medical support.

RI ARTS

Local youth paint new mural on generational trauma, protests, and life in South Providence

“Art is a way to create a common ground and for the youth to blend together and create something that captures a single moment.”

'Shy or Not Shy?'

What you need to know about North Kingstown High School Coach Aaron Thomas and the ‘fat test’ issue

Former NKHS student-athletes say basketball coach Aaron Thomas had them strip naked so he could conduct “fat tests” near their genitals. Now, the attorney general is investigating. Catch up on the story here, with earlier reporting as well as the latest news from the lawyers, school administrators, parents, and victims

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HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness in Rhode Island

Coverage of the housing and homelessness crisis by the staff of Globe Rhode Island.

RI BUSINESS

R.I. short-term rental registry goes live — you can search your neighborhood

Under the law, properties offered on third-party platforms like Airbnb and VRBO for less than 30 days at a time for tourist or transient use now must be registered with the state.

RI HEALTH

R.I. to build new public health lab as part of $165 million project

State Health Laboratories will be part of seven-story building on former I-195 land that will include space for lease to life-sciences organizations.

RHODE MAP

Watch: Governor McKee’s daughter rocked it on ‘The Voice’ last night

Kara McKee performed her own version of “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, impressing 12-time Grammy winner John Legend.

RI BUSINESS

Warren residents speak out against new affordable housing project

Others who testified were outraged the proposal includes razing two buildings in town’s historic district.

NORTH KINGSTOWN SCHOOLS

‘Worst teacher I ever had’: Former Davisville Middle School student speaks out against former teacher

The woman is the latest former student from North Kingstown, R.I., to accuse school administrators of failing to deal with teachers who were behaving inappropriately with students.

Question 1 asks Rhode Island voters to invest $100m in the blue economy

If a majority votes yes, the state plans to borrow the money to pay for new marine-related facilities at URI.

RI HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness in R.I. could reach an all-time high this winter, advocates say

About 50 people marched to Governor Dan McKee’s office Monday, calling on him to declare a state of emergency over the inadequate number of shelter beds heading into the winter months.