Omar Bah on 01st Oct

Childhood and adolescent immunization rates in Rhode Island are among the highest in the country for almost every vaccine children should be receiving, according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Children in Rhode Island are protected against many dangerous diseases, thanks to the dedication...

Jesse Jackson with former Gambian dissidents Amadou Scattred Janneh (left), a graduate of Knoxville College and the University of Tennessee, and Tamsir Jasseb (right), a Navy veteran of Desert Storm./ Photo by Roy Lewis
Omar Bah on 28th Sep

Amadou Scatred Janneh, one of two Gambians with dual American citizenship released from prison as a result of a mission...

Omar Bah on 30th Aug

Hurricane Isaac has weakened to a tropical storm, pummelling New Orleans, but causing most damage to less-protected areas...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Tiverton, RI — The Department of Environmental Management announces that test results from one mosquito pool, or sample, from a trap set in central Tiverton has been confirmed positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It is the first time this year that EEE has been positively identified in Rhode Island, although it is presumed likely...

Omar Bah on 22nd Aug

Providence, RI — Metcalf Institute announced a new program earlier this month, the Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment. The seminar series, supported by The Providence Journal Foundation, The Rhode Island Foundation, and the Henry and Jan Rines Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation, was developed to strengthen news reporting about environmental...