Fifty years ago today, Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis outside the Lorraine Motel room where he and his friends and advisors were working on their crusade against poverty.
President Donald Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity wants sensitive information about voters, including partial social security numbers, emailed to an insecure address, but RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has refused to deliver private information.
After 18 episodes, the popular Crimetown podcast recently wrapped its first season. Created by accomplished producers Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, Crimetown delved into stories that many Rhode Islanders will know all too well: The rise and fall of Buddy Cianci, the state’s history with the Mafia, the banking crisis, and the sense that Rhode Island has never really washed off the stink of corruption.
Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has again joined a coalition of seventeen states filing an amicus brief urging the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the district court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s second travel ban as unconstitutionally directed at Muslims.
Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care has honored Rep. Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick) with its 2017 Legislative Champion Award for her advocacy efforts that support home-based healthcare service delivery.
The House of Representatives has approved legislation submitted by Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) that would allow terminally ill patients to obtain experimental drugs that have not yet been federally approved but which may be in the final stages of FDA testing. The measure now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Prepaid cards, often used by consumers with limited or no access to traditional bank accounts, are in danger of losing key Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) protection, a fate RI Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and 12 other states attorneys general and the District of Columbia are urging Congress to avoid.