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FEMA Region-I COVID-19 Fact Sheet

New England COVID-19 Update In March, 2020 COVID-19 arrived with a devastating impact to the residents, businesses and the collective health of New England. Thousands were left suddenly unemployed, hospitals were overwhelmed with critically ill patients, and businesses were forced to close with little notice. FEMA partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]Read More

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Whitehouse Statement on Partisan SCOTUS Decision Undercutting Voting Rights Act

Washington, DC – Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s 6-3 partisan decision today in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee undercutting vital voter protections under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: “After right-wing donor interests packed the Court with justices to rule reliably in their […]Read More

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Rep. Langevin and Sen. Markey Reintroduce Legislation to Hold Bad-Actor

WASHINGTON – Representative Jim Langevin (RI-02) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today re-introduced the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, legislation that would strengthen accountability measures for irresponsible gun dealers and provide the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) with additional resources for enforcement. While the majority of gun dealers follow the law, a […]Read More

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Governor McKee, Department of Education, Department of Health Release Fall

Schools state-wide prepare to responsibly and safely reopen for full in-person learning for 2021-2022 academic year Providence, RI — Governor Dan McKee, Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, and Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, today released guidance for Rhode Island schools to safely return to full in-person learning this fall. State departments, including […]Read More

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American Red Cross helping 11 after Fires in Central Falls

The American Red Cross is helping eleven people after two separate fires today in Central Falls and Cumberland. The Red Cross is helping: Five families – seven adults – two children– after a fire this morning  on Cross Street, Central Falls Two families – two adults – after a fire today on Gould Street, Cumberland In each instance, the Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs. Responders included: Jamie […]Read More