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Raimondo Says Rhode Islanders Should Feel Safe: A summary of the governor’s June 2 press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo and DOH director Dr. Nicole Alexander Scott gave the COVID press briefing today at 1pm. The data for today is as follows: 101 new cases, 188 hospitalized, 48 of those in the ICU and 31 people on ventilators. Testing in Rhode Island has seen a positive rate of less than 5% the […]

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“Organized Anti-Government Type of People” Behind Last Night’s Actions: A summary of the Governor Raimondo, Mayor Elorza and Colonel Manni press conference

Governor Gina Raimondo, Mayor Jorge Elorza and RI State Police Colonel James Manni held a press conference today at 11:30am, briefing the press on the actions they are taking after last night’s attack in Providence. “What are saw last night was not a protest,” said Governor Raimondo this morning. “What we saw last night was […]

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Discord in Providence Monday Night: “These folks were out to cause trouble”

If you’re a Providence resident who woke up this morning, the city looks a little bit rougher. Overnight looting starting at the mall and fanning out downtown went on until the wee hours of the morning. Mayor Jorge Elorza, Police Safety Commissioner Stephen Pare, and other city leaders held a press conference in front of […]

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You Say You Want a Revolution: Police brutality was the spark but economic inequality is the fuel for racial conflagration

It’s 3 o’clock in the morning as I begin writing this, having just spent the last few hours watching Providence finally get the violent riot it had been lucky to avoid. I can’t sleep, not because of anxiety or psychological distress, but because, having tried to formulate the words for the past week, I need […]

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Lunar Notes

June opens with a major event, a Lunar eclipse. This eclipse falls across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. Both are intellectual signs with Gemini being more attuned to your “everyday” mind while Sagittarius occupies itself with those big philosophical questions. In the planetary picture at this eclipse, Mars plays an important role. Placed at a 90-degree angle between the […]

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Governor Raimondo Addressed the Protests Against Police Brutality: She praised Rhode Islanders’ weekend demonstration and expressed hope for the next generation

Gov. Gina Raimondo praised Rhode Island protesters she described as “99.9% peaceful” in a special press conference at 10:30am today, saying that she supported their underlying demands for equality and empathized with their concerns, noting that the participants were observing COVID-19 pandemic precautions such as staying socially distant and wearing face coverings. Nationwide protests sparked […]

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Eyes on the Prize: Is Gina looking toward Washington?

Gina Is Tops Biggest Little governor, Gina Raimondo, has been doing a fabulous job of leadership during the coronavirus crisis. Earlier challenges like the Blizzard of ‘78 and the banking crisis pale in comparison. Governors Garrahy and Sundlun both performed well, but this is a health pandemic of epic proportion.  Your superior correspondents are deeply […]

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