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RI HEALTH
The latest data on COVID-19 in Rhode Island from the state Department of Health.

COVID-19 is worse than official data show, former R.I. health department official says

The former acting co-director of the Health Department’s Health Equity Institute criticized Governor Dan McKee for dismantling protections and ignoring the severity of current surge.

RI BUSINESS
Dr. Timothy Babineau is stepping away May 31 from his post as CEO of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s largest health care system.

Lifespan CEO: Failure of Lifespan-CNE merger was a factor in decision to step down

“It wasn’t the only factor, and quite frankly, it wasn’t the main factor. But it was a factor,” Dr. Timothy Babineau said. “When that got blocked, knowing what lies ahead, I thought it was time for a change for me.”

RI EDUCATION
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, delivered a virtual commencement address to Roger Williams University graduates.

Dr. Anthony Fauci urges RWU graduates to ‘reject the politicization of science’

“It is our collective responsibility to not tacitly accept the normalization of untruth,” the president’s chief medical adviser said during a commencement address Friday.

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
A surge in COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island means that according to CDC guidelines, most of the state should wear masks indoors again. Here, a sign at the Newport Jazz Festival last August.

Another spike in COVID-19 cases in Rhode Island

But health leaders say they're hopeful that high vaccine rates, treatments, and precautions (like mask wearing) will help avoid a surge similar to the one the state saw after Christmas.

This map shows the afternoon high temperatures for Sunday.

This weekend’s heat could break records. These maps show what to expect.

Temperatures in most parts of Massachusetts are expected to reach the mid- and upper-90s on Saturday and Sunday, potentially breaking records in communities across southern New England, the National Weather Service said.

RI EDUCATION
endawnis Spears

‘I’m not interested in reconciliation’: One Navajo family’s Indian Boarding School legacy

“I’m interested in the truth coming out,” said endawnis Spears, a Navajo woman married to a Narragansett tribe leader. “That has to happen first.”

RI NEWS
Ubah Kahiye learned henna painting while she was in Somalia. She is a student at Community College of Rhode Island, and her artwork is on display at the Refugee Dream Center in Providence.

One woman’s path to Providence: How a refugee’s persistence propelled her from Somalia to the United States

Despite her physical limitations, Ubah Kahiye presses on, taking advantage of everything the country has to offer.