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Confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations continue to decline

Confirmed coronavirus hospitalizations continue to decline

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The number people hospitalized in Rhode Island with confirmed cases of COVID-19 — a key indicator in the success of controlling the disease — continues to decline, the state Department of Health reported Wednesday. There were 69 people in the state’s hospitals with the coronavirus according to the latest data available,…MORE

Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Motion alleges Brown violated sports gender equity agreement

Attorneys have filed a motion alleging that Brown University violated a 22-year-old agreement to provide gender equity in varsity sports in order to comply with federal Title IX law by recently eliminating several women’s athletic teams. MORE

Weddings, movies, music on — with masks — as state reopens

Weddings, movies, music on — with masks — as state reopens

Rhode Islanders can invite more people to their weddings, go to a movie theater or museum, and take in some live music beginning Tuesday under regulations for the third phase of the state’s coronavirus economic recovery announced by Gov. Gina Raimondo. MORE

RI has 1st case of rare coronavirus-related condition

RI has 1st case of rare coronavirus-related condition

Rhode Island has had its first case of a rare but serious inflammatory condition in children that has been linked to the coronavirus, state Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott said Friday. MORE

Town challenges virus restrictions as unconstitutional

Town challenges virus restrictions as unconstitutional

A Rhode Island town has passed a resolution declaring itself a “First Amendment Sanctuary” and finding the governor’s executive orders designed to control what it refers to as the “Wuhan-origin” coronavirus as unconstitutional. MORE

Rhode Island police chiefs pledge commitment to reform

Rhode Island police chiefs pledge commitment to reform

Police chiefs from across Rhode Island on Thursday announced a list of 20 promises they say will ensure transparency and maintain human rights in an era when the killing of George Floyd has led to nationwide protests demanding racial justice and police reform. MORE

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