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REPARATIONS

Professors from Brown, UMass-Boston testify in D.C. about reparations and racial wealth gaps

“It’s all part of the same project,” Brown University professor Seth Rockman said of Providence’s reparations budget and the work of the Congressional subcommittee. “The present is indebted to the past in various ways.”

CLIMATE CHANGE

5 takeaways from R.I.’s climate update report

A draft version of the Executive Climate Change Coordinating Council report “shows that we’re in the ballpark,” chair Terrence Gray said. “And I think that’s the most important piece — we’re definitely moving in the right direction.”

Rhode Island man arrested in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol attack, authorities say

William B. Cotton, 53, of Hopkinton, R.I., was arrested Wednesday on federal charges related to his alleged conduct during the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the US Capitol, according to the FBI.

RI HEALTH

R.I. Health Department accidentally released data on 8,800 people

Email provided information about those who received food box deliveries while in COVID-19 isolation or quarantine.

RI POLITICS

In ‘a victory for free speech,’ ACLU of R.I. settles suit over Pawtucket’s political sign restrictions

“It was about a basic right of residents to freely express their political and electoral views,” Representative-elect Cherie Cruz said.

RI POLITICS

Election brings diversity to Westerly’s leadership

The predominantly white town in southwestern R.I. has elected its first Black town council member, first Black school committee member, and helped elect one of the first Asian American state lawmakers.

RI HOMELESSNESS

Cranston Street Armory faces hurdles to opening 24/7 warming station for R.I.’s homeless population

The state hopes to hear from a vendor who could operate a warming station for up to 50 people in the armory’s ballroom by Wednesday, but to date no responses have been received.

RHODE MAP

The Rhode Island angle in today’s Georgia Senate runoff

There are plenty of Rhode Islanders from both political parties who made the trip south to knock on doors for their favored candidate.