Tag: Rhode Island

Scottish Court Rules Man Arrested in COVID Ward Is US Fugitive Who Allegedly Faked His Death

A man who was arrested in a Glasgow hospital after catching COVID-19 is a rape suspect wanted by the United States, a Scottish judge ruled on Friday. The man is also accused of faking his death to avoid prosecution. Evidence showed that the 35-year-old man, who goes by Arthur Knight, is Nicholas Rossi, who is wanted by…


US Supreme Court Rejects Case on What Rights Unborn Children Have

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 11 turned away a case that sought to clarify what rights unborn children, or fetuses, have. Justices rejected an appeal by Catholics for Life and two mothers who challenged a 2019 Rhode Island law, the Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA), that enabled abortions up until birth. Justices did not say why they…


Newport, Rhode Island Travel Guide

There are so many things to do and see in Newport, RI. A visit here is more than a city with miles of beautiful coastline. A visit to Newport is a step into history. A chance to see what it was like living like the rich and famous of the gilded age or dine in…


Rhode Island Gov. McKee Narrowly Wins Democratic Primary

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee eked out a victory in his Democratic primary on Tuesday, beating back strong challenges from a pair of opponents as he seeks his first full term in office. McKee, the former lieutenant governor who became the state’s chief executive a year and a half ago when two-term Gov. Gina…


Brown University Not Denying That Student Was Hospitalized After COVID-19 Vaccination

A top university in Rhode Island is not denying that a student at the school was hospitalized with heart inflammation after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Russell Carey, an executive vice president at the school, said in a recent missive (pdf) that the university would not comment on a specific student’s medical condition. “In regard to…


Doctors, Lawmaker Demand Answers on Hospitalization of Young Male After COVID-19 Vaccination

A group of doctors and a state lawmaker are demanding answers from a top university in Rhode Island after information has emerged that appears to show a student at the school was hospitalized early in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign after receiving a vaccine. Brown University, which mandated vaccines for all students, has not informed its…


Amended Lawsuit Against COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Notes Update to CDC Guidance

An amended lawsuit filed Aug. 19 urges a court to rule against Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, pointing in part to updated COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Stephen Skoly is challenging Rhode Island’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, alleging it unconstitutionally discriminates against people with protection from…


COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Undercut by Updated CDC Guidance: Lawsuit

An amended lawsuit filed Aug. 19 urges a court to rule against Rhode Island’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, pointing in part to updated COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Stephen Skoly is challenging Rhode Island’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers, alleging it unconstitutionally discriminates against people with protection from…


Rhode Island Officials: School Mask Mandates May Return

A second Rhode Island health official has not ruled out bringing back school mask mandates, while speaking in a deposition performed for an ongoing lawsuit brought by parents upset their children had to wear masks at school. “Based on what we know today, RIDOH would not recommend a masking mandate be put in place,” Jaime Comella,…


Mom Suing Over Being Banned From Anti-Racism School Meetings in Rhode Island

A Rhode Island mother has filed a lawsuit against her town’s Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Committee for barring her from attending its meetings. Nicole Solas, a mother of two and a senior fellow with the conservative group Independent Women’s Forum (IWF), is also the subject of a pending litigation brought against her by…