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Rhode Island has seen a decrease in its number of new COVID-19 cases according to Department of Health data released Sunday, and Gov. Gina Raimondo said she continues to eye a lifting of the current stay-at-home order once it expires on May 8. more
Some Rhode Island lawmakers want to legalize and tax marijuana. Do you support the Marijuana Regulation, Control and Taxation Act, a bill that would make Rhode Island the third state to legalize … more
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Rhode Island’s restaurants will be able to welcome patrons for limited outdoor dining starting May 18, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although there will be a host of associated … more
Despite the fact that surrounding states have extended their COVID-19 stay-at-home directives, Rhode Island is still sticking with its plan to let Gov. Gina Raimondo’s executive order expire on May 8, the governor announced at her daily briefing Friday. more
“Essentially everything will be open in some form or fashion," the governor said. "The only way that’s going to work is if we work even harder, all of us, to follow the rules.” more
The governor said the pandemic has newly illuminated the “real human cost” of “institutional inequality” in Rhode Island and elsewhere across the country. more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday laid out a broad, long-term plan for slowly reopening the state, announcing a four-phase plan to a “return to a new normal” as early as Monday, May 9. more
A limited reopening of non-essential retail stores will begin if the current stay-at-home order is lifted on May 9, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, while plans are also in the works to allow … more
During her press briefing on Friday afternoon, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wants people to remember the guidelines surrounding gatherings and social distancing, adding that those rules include family and friends. more
Rhode Island is moving into the third phase of its reopening plan, Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Monday, although troubling trends across the country have led officials to scale back a handful of the … more
Rhode Island’s economy will “slowly, steadily and safely” reemerge from its forced temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said during her Saturday, May 9, press briefing from the State House as her executive order lifting some stay-at-home restrictions took full effect. more
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