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Lamar Odom, right, vies with Russia's Alexander Kaun during the World Championship quarter final basketball match USA vs. Russia, on September 9, 2010 in Istanbul.

Lamar Odom still has lots of love for Rhode Island

The basketball star’s favorite sports moment happened while he was a student at the University of Rhode Island.

COLUMN: DAN MCGOWAN
Senate Appropriations Committee member Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., talks with Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo after a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

The biggest test of Gina Raimondo’s political career

Commerce Secretary Raimondo is learning that working with Congress isn't all that different than working with Rhode Island lawmakers.

Governor Charlie Baker toured the COVID-19 vaccination center at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield on Thursday.

Encouraging signs are beginning to emerge in Mass. and R.I. coronavirus data. Still, experts urge caution

About one-third of people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are now fully immunized. Specialists said the broad distribution of vaccines appears to have arrived just in time to stem the variant-fueled surge that was gathering strength last month.

RI EDUCATION
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.

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

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.

RI NEWS
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 to reduce use of lawn and garden chemicals

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

CORONAVIRUS
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.”

RI BUSINESS
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.