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Sagamore William Guy, left, is the principal chief of the Pokanoket Nation. Lorén Spears, right, is the executive director of the Tomaquag Indigenous Museum.

Two local Indigenous leaders to deliver RWU’s commencement address for the first time

The state’s health director, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, will also receive an honorary degree from Roger Williams University.

Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Dan McKee speaks to an audience during his inaugural address on March 7, 2021.

Taxing unemployment and PPP loans would set Rhode Island apart from almost every other state

The vast majority of states are following the Federal government’s lead, but the Ocean State is seeking to go its own way.

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza celebrated Earth Day by launching the Pesticide Free PVD Campaign to eliminate harmful chemicals from gardens, lawns, and parks in the city.

For Earth Day, Mayor Elorza asks Providence residents to take a pledge to reduce use of chemicals on lawns and gardens

The Pesticide Free PVD campaign kicked off at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center.

After detecting coronavirus variants on campus over the last month, administrators at the University of Rhode Island urged students to get vaccinated.

URI urges students to get vaccinated after COVID-19 variants are found on campus

Students say that they want to get the vaccine, but obtaining one in Rhode Island has been a “logistical nightmare.”

Governor Daniel J. McKee announces that all business restrictions in the state will be phased out leading up to Memorial Day weekend in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island to lift business restrictions ahead of Memorial Day weekend

All businesses will be able to incrementally increase their capacity to 80 percent with three feet of spacing on May 7.

An “elephant” at the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island celebrates the ‘Blue Planet’ with Earth Day activities

Looking to join in making the Earth a better place? Here is a list of Earth Day activities in Rhode Island.

Providence, R.I., Mayor Jorge Elorza

Providence to get more aggressive about reducing pesticides

Here’s what Mayor Jorge Elorza is recommending.

Yvelinne Matos hugs victims advocate Geraldine Urena after Wednesday’s ceremony for National Crime Victims Rights Week in Providence. Matos’ son Otswald, 22, was killed last April.

‘The pain is always there’: Families gather to mourn victims of violent crime

In Providence, a somber memorial for the 40th annual National Crime Victims’ Rights Week