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What Rhode Island’s lawmakers of color hope to accomplish this year

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Senator Jonathon Acosta delves into proposals to increase police accountability, feed more public school students, and tax the richest Rhode Islanders.

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Latino stories take center stage in Rhode Island

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Marta Martinez talks about the Latino oral history project that inspired “La Broa’ (Broad Street),” a new play at Trinity Rep.

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Colonel Oscar Perez on his first year as Providence police chief

“Being the chief, you’re responsible for so many lives,” said Perez, who is the first Latino chief in the city's history.

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Feeding the world from Rhode Island

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Edesia Nutrition founder and CEO Navyn Salem talks about using $137 million from the Bezos family to double production and feed 10 million children per year.

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Podcast: Why Latinas are seeing an increase in maternal deaths

On the Rhode Island Report, Dr. Pablo Rodriguez talks about the new RI PBS series, “The Risk of Giving Birth,” and why the maternal mortality rate among Latinas jumped by 54 percent.

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Ernie DiGregorio on basketball, brotherhood, and life

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, former PC basketball star Ernie DiGregorio talks about Marvin Barnes, Coach Gavitt, and his new book, “Star with a Broken Heart.”

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What to expect at the R.I. State House this year

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Steph Machado and “A Lively Experiment” host Jim Hummel analyze expected legislative action on law enforcement accountability, guns, and housing.

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Food and restaurant trends to expect in 2024

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, a food and innovation expert talks about the rise of kimchi, TikTok in restaurants, and what’s next for the plant-based craze.

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RI NEWS

Pre-demolition of beleaguered Lighthouse Inn has begun in Narragansett

The vacant hotel, which is often referred to by a previous name, the Dutch Inn, has been the subject of a long running political and legal battle. 33 minutes ago

TRANSPORTATION

New lanes to ease traffic over Rhode Island’s Washington Bridge

The state Department of Transportation will open new lanes of travel in both directions on the I-195 bridge in Providence. But it will take about eight weeks for the extra lanes to be up and running. 1 hour ago

EDUCATION

No extension for schools to spend final COVID relief funds, US education secretary says

“The intent was a recovery,” Secretary Miguel Cardona said. “Those dollars are needed now in the classrooms.” 2 hours ago

RI POLITICS

R.I. Senator Frank Lombardo dies after battle with cancer

The longtime Johnston Democrat, who died overnight, is remembered as "a passionate and effective representative of his constituents." 2 hours ago

INFRASTRUCTURE

RIDOT closes Cahoone Road Bridge in Coventry due to ‘serious deficiencies’

Issues were found this week after an inspection prompted by heavy January rains. It’s not clear whether the bridge can be repaired or must be replaced, and drivers now must travel a miles-long detour on dirt roads.

COMMENTARY | LISA HILDEBRAND AND KHADIJA LEWIS KHAN

Investments in Rhode Island’s child-care infrastructure are as critical as funding roads and bridges

Child care is essential: It provides quality learning opportunities for young children, gets families to work, benefits employers, and strengthens the state’s economy.

RHODE MAP

A closer look at the merger between Rhode Island PBS and The Public’s Radio

A search for a new president, the interim CEOs, a new board of directors, a possible relocation, talk of retention bonuses, and more.

RI HEALTH

Norovirus outbreaks seen across Rhode Island, health department says

With the norovirus stomach bug making its annual rounds, the Department of Health is seeing clusters of cases in nursing homes, schools and daycare centers around Rhode Island.