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  • Outbreak reported at Rhode Island hospital after Covid-positive, asymptomatic staff asked to work (Instead of allowing unvaccinated covid negative workers)

    01/07/2022 7:50:42 PM PST · by Tipllub · 34 replies
    A Rhode Island hospital is dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak with patients after it asked staff who had tested positive, but were asymptomatic, to come in due to a staffing shortage. Eleanor Slater Hospital, a state-run facility with campuses in Cranston and Burrillville, reported it had 28 infected patients as of Thursday, according to the Boston Globe. The hospital has roughly 200 patients. On Saturday, the hospital had two Covid-positive staff members come into work and three on Monday, according to a memo posted on the official Rhode Island state website. "The decision to utilize covid-positive staff who are asymptomatic...
  • Rhode Island Defends Using COVID-Positive Staff Over Unvaccinated Health Care Workers

    01/03/2022 5:17:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/3/2021 | Jenni Fink
    The Rhode Island Department of Health stands by the decision to allow COVID positive health care workers to return to their jobs instead of rehiring unvaccinated workers who were terminated because of their inoculation status. Updated quarantine and isolation guidance from the Rhode Island Department of Health allows employees to continue working at hospitals and nursing homes without restrictions if the facility is so short-staffed it's a safety hazard for patients and residents. The updated guidance sparked some criticism after health care workers were placed on unpaid leave for not getting vaccinated, with critics questioning if lifting the mandate would...

    12/02/2021 12:14:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | December 1, 2021 | Aidan Johnston
    In response to the recent tragedy in Oakland County, Michigan, what did the anti-gunners do? Following their standard course of action, they are politicizing the deaths of four high school teens in an attempt to undermine your constitutionally-protected rights. In fact, bowing to the will of their far-Left overlords, anti-gun senators are bringing H.R. 8 to the Senate floor—which is a bill to institute Universal Background Registration Checks (UBCs). And to make matters worse, they are trying to do this by unanimous consent—without an actual vote. Please, contact your Senators and make sure they know you’re opposed to H.R. 8...
  • Two more Democrats urge Biden not to pick Powell for Fed chair

    11/19/2021 7:04:08 AM PST · by RandFan · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/19/21 08:53 AM EST | BY ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) are urging President Biden not to nominate Jerome Powell to serve another term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, warning that his refusal to use the Fed to prepare the economy for the impact of climate change is a major problem. The Democratic senators join Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who are trying to steer Biden away from Powell, who was appointed chairman by President Trump, and toward picking Lael Brainard, the only Democrat on the central bank’s seven-member board. “Jerome Powell refuses to recognize climate change as an urgent and systemic economic...
  • Northeast Locations Absent in America’s Top 10 Commercial Office Markets

    10/31/2021 8:24:46 PM PDT · by lightman · 3 replies
    epoch times ^ | 31 October A.D. 2021 | Mary Prenon
    New York, Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. are among the largest cities in the Northeast, with a plethora of towering office buildings populating their skylines. Ironically though, none of these locations are listed in the National Association of Realtors’ (NAR) Top 10 Commercial Office Markets for the third quarter of 2021. Instead, the South and West dominate the list, with places like Austin, Boise, Chattanooga, and Omaha, plus three different locations in Florida–Daytona Beach, Palm Beach, and Miami. Also absent from the register are metropolitan locations like Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, and Seattle. NAR analyzed 390 commercial...
  • Governor releases vision of Rhode Island’s future

    10/15/2021 11:48:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 15, 2021
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Dan McKee on Friday released a working draft of his administration’s vision for Rhode Island’s future. The 55-page RI2030 plan looks at spurring economic growth, strengthening education, addressing climate change, prioritizing housing, and enhancing public health, among other things. The plan was put together with feedback from the public through 13 virtual community conversations. The draft plan also calls for addressing racial inequity and poverty. “Historic and ongoing systemic exclusion of people of color from economic opportunity has led families of color in Rhode Island to be trapped in the cycle of poverty at higher...
  • Mom Reports School To Police For Promoting Gay Porn Book To Children

    10/12/2021 7:58:19 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 57 replies
    The Federalist ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2021 | Spencer Lindquist
    A concerned mom says she’s filed a police report against North Kingstown High School in North Kingstown, Rhode Island for promoting a book with gay pornography to minors in the school library. The pornographic book was published by Lion Forge Comics and is titled “Gender Queer: A Memoir.” It was authored and illustrated by Maia Kobabe, who uses the made-up pronouns of e/em/eir and whose work focuses on “anti-fascism,” according to a description on Amazon. Nicole Solas, a resident of South Kingstown and mom of a kindergartener, posted a picture of the book in a display case on Twitter and...
  • Over 240,000 fully-vaccinated Ivy League students and staff will be masking indoors this semester

    09/13/2021 3:05:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Ivy League colleges say vaccination works — but students have to mask up inside The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that COVID vaccines “can keep you from getting and spreading the virus” but that has not stopped all eight Ivy League universities from mandating indoor masking for all students. It also has not stopped the CDC from recommending masking indoors. According to a College Fix analysis, at least 240,000 students, faculty and staff at the Ivy League colleges will be both fully-vaccinated and required to mask indoors this fall semester. The Fix reviewed university COVID dashboards, campus papers,...
  • A Blatant, Corrupt Power Grab by Rhode Island’s Governor

    09/02/2021 9:17:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 1, 2021 | MIKE STENHOUSE
    After it looked like the legislature was finally about to reclaim its authority, Governor McKee plunged the state back into unilateral rule. For all the wrong reasons earlier this summer, the Rhode Island General Assembly finally did the right thing in restoring a proper balance of powers. But just weeks later, the governor double-crossed lawmakers with an audacious, and likely illegal, power play. Now some lawmakers are speaking out against their own party’s governor and asking leadership to intervene against his latest gambit. In a state where COVID-19 case and fatality rates have persistently ranked among the worst in the...
  • Hurricane Henri Live Thread

    08/20/2021 1:54:52 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 280 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 08/20/2021 | NHC/NOAA
    Henri formed in the mid-Atlantic. After initially following a loopy southward and westward track, Henri is forecast to move northward toward New England. Mash the graphics below to enlarge. All links and images are self-updating. GOES Satellite Floater NHC Public Advisories NHC Forecast Discussions Buoy Info Tropical Tidbits by Levi Cowan NWS Radar
  • Teachers union sues Rhode Island mom over critical race theory public records requests, cites teacher privacy

    08/06/2021 8:00:08 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 40 replies
    The Rhode Island branch of a major teachers union is suing to block a school district from fulfilling a mother's public records requests, citing the sheer volume of requests and concerns about teacher privacy. The case revolves around a mom, Nicole Solas, who caught national attention for her quest to address critical race theory (CRT) in her child's district. School board members previously considered suing Solas over her copious records requests – at least 200 – but declined prior to the recent lawsuit. "We are asking the Court to conduct a balancing test to determine whether our members’ privacy rights...
  • Woman pulled from car, attacked by mob of dirt bike, ATV riders, officials say [Rhode Island]

    08/05/2021 9:21:02 PM PDT · by blueplum · 54 replies
    ABC ^ | 05 Aug 2021 | Meredith Deleso
    Police are investigating after a mob of ATV and dirt bike riders allegedly pulled a woman out of her car and beat her in a late-night attack in Providence, Rhode Island -- the latest incident in what officials are saying is a spate of "out of control" violence. The incident happened Tuesday night, shortly after 11 p.m., according to a copy of the police report obtained by ABC News. The 35-year-old victim had honked her horn at a group of about 10 ATV and dirt bike riders after they failed to move through two green lights, according to the report.......
  • Is Your Kindergartener Learning CRT? Rhode Island School Tells Mom It’ll Cost $74,000 To Find Out

    08/01/2021 4:52:20 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 66 replies
    When Nicole Solas, a Rhode Island mom, was preparing to enroll her daughter in kindergarten this year, she had one simple question: did the school teach critical race theory and gender theory to five-year-olds? The answer to that question was not so simple, or at least, the South Kingstown, Rhode Island school district didn’t want it to be. Both the principal and chair of the school committee told Solas she would need to submit public records requests in order to find out the content of her daughter’s taxpayer-provided education. When Solas submitted the requests, the school rejected them, claimed the...
  • Black Lives Matter Rhode Island to protest Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse over exclusive club ties

    07/29/2021 9:29:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/29/2021 | Jessica Chasmar
    The Black Lives Matter Rhode Island chapter is demanding Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse cut all ties with an exclusive Newport beach club or resign. "This is an issue that’s not going to go away, and Senator Whitehouse needs to address it. He needs to take it on," the group’s Mark Fisher told ABC6 on Wednesday. "If he thinks we’re just going to forget about it, if he thinks that it’s going to get swept under the rug, it’s not." Whitehouse came under fire in June after he accepted a local reporter’s premise that the Bailey’s Beach Club, of which his...
  • Divergence Between Reps. Jim Jordan, Ken Buck Illustrates Conservative Divide On Tech

    06/22/2021 8:03:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 22, 2021 | Tristan Justice
    Two top House Republicans among big tech's thorniest adversaries in Washington remain starkly divided on the right approach to rein in Silicon Valley.Two top House Republicans among big tech’s thorniest adversaries in Washington remain starkly divided on how to rein in Silicon Valley’s empire. Earlier this month, a group of bipartisan lawmakers led by Rhode Island Democrat Rep. David Cicilline and Colorado Republican Ken Buck — who serve as chair and ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, respectively — unveiled a broad package of antitrust legislation to break up corporate tech monopolies....
  • U.S. Senator Whitehouse Won’t Quit All-White Exclusive Private Club

    06/23/2021 7:18:11 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 26 replies
    GoLocal News Team ^ | August 31, 2017 | Kate Nagle, et. al
    {OLD - FROM 2017!!! - news, but still relevant to use against today's 'dem-witted' party:} " News Editor Kate Nagle finally caught up with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) to ask him about his family’s membership in the exclusive and all-white Bailey’s Beach Club. In 2006, when Whitehouse ran for the United States Senate, he reportedly promised to quit his memberships in Bailey's, as well as the all-male, all-white Bellevue Avenue Reading Room. However, eleven years later, a GoLocal investigation has uncovered that Whitehouse has consolidated his ownership with his wife in Bailey's, one of America’s oldest and most exclusive...
  • Sheldon Whitehouse doesn't denounce all-White beach club his family belongs to

    06/21/2021 8:07:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 06/21/2021 | Tyler Olson
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse last week refused to apologize for his family's membership in an all-White beach club in his home state of Rhode Island, calling beach clubs "a long tradition" and saying he hopes the club will admit minority members soon. Whitehouse, D-R.I., was asked about his family's membership in Bailey's Beach Club, officially known as Spouting Rock Beach Association, by GoLocalProv in a video that was posted on Saturday. The interviewer cited comments Whitehouse made in 2017 that he hoped the highly-exclusive club would begin to allow minority members and asked Whitehouse's reaction to the fact it has not....
  • Sheldon Whitehouse under fire for membership at all-white beach club

    06/21/2021 9:13:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    nypost ^ | 6/21/2021 | emily jacobs
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is facing new scrutiny over his decades-long membership in an all-white private beach club, as he bills himself as a progressive and prominent critic of “systemic racism” — dismissing membership based on race as “a long tradition in Rhode Island.” Whitehouse (D-RI) was confronted Friday by a GoLocal Providence reporter, who published the video along with an article on Saturday detailing what occurred after asking about the senator’s membership at Newport-based Bailey’s Beach Club, part of the Spouting Rock Beach Association. “I think the people who are running the place are still working on that and I’m...
  • Yale isn’t America’s only top institution facing a meltdown

    06/10/2021 2:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2021 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Trouble is brewing at Yale University for a number of reasons.. Yale University appears to be in the midst of a meltdown. You may find that irrelevant, or even amusing, but you shouldn’t. Because Yale’s sad condition, unfortunately, is common to many of our most important institutions. As I wrote here last week, Yale’s governing board, faced with a challenge by an outsider, secretly rewrote its rules as the votes were counted, so as to ensure no more unapproved candidates. Why is Yale so eager to avoid outside scrutiny? There was also a scandal about a speaker at Yale who...
  • RI School Comm. Considers Suing Woman for Public Records Requests Questioning Critical Race Theory

    06/02/2021 6:02:46 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 20 replies
    GoLocalProv News Website ^ | 6/2/2021 | GoLocalProv News Team
    A school committee in Rhode Island is threatening to sue a woman for filing what they said were 160 separate public records requests. However, the parent argues under state law the filings constitute just one, as they were filed within a 30 day period.Now, the South Kingstown mother of a kindergartner, Nicole Solas, is firing back. The Town of South Kingstown initially demanded a nearly $10,000 bill for records retrieval related to her request for information about the school district’s implementation of “critical race and gender curriculum.” On Wednesday night, the South Kingstown School Committee will meet, with one of...