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Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 13, 2022 16:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 11 The Washington Post on “why Democrats should push hard on voting rights”: Speaking in Atlanta on Tuesday, President Biden tried to reinvigorate Democrats’ push to pass two...

Rhode Island awarded grant to help sexual assault survivors

Dec. 25, 2021 14:07 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Hospital is getting $600,000 in federal funding to launch the state's first Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner program, according to the congressional delegation. The hospital was awarded the funding from the Department of Justice’s Office of...

Airports get 1st portion of funds from infrastructure deal

Dec. 18, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island airports have received the first portion of funds from the $1 trillion infrastructure deal, the state's congressional delegation announced Friday. U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline said...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 17, 2021 14:07 PM EST

Boston Herald. December 14, 2021. Editorial: Why aren’t all New England’s senators unified to end the filibuster for voting rights? Seven senators are failing to send a clear message about their commitment to procedural reform that would help protect Americans’...

Rhode Island's new US attorney, Zachary Cunha, sworn in

Dec. 14, 2021 10:17 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's new U.S. attorney is on the job. The U.S. attorney’s office announced Zachary Cunha took the oath of office Monday to become the U.S. attorney for the District of Rhode Island. U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell administered the...

Cunha confirmed as US attorney for Rhode Island

Dec. 08, 2021 14:56 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The full U.S. Senate has approved on a voice vote the nomination of Zachary Cunha to be the next U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island. Cunha is currently chief of the civil division for the U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island. The U.S. attorney is the top...

Analysis: Biden's Fed pick reflects political balancing act

Nov. 22, 2021 16:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — By picking Jerome Powell to stay on as chair of the powerful Federal Reserve, President Joe Biden is trying to navigate hazardous crosscurrents between economic and political forces. Monday's announcement frustrated a trio of liberal Democrats who see...

Rhode Island awarded $81.7M federal grant for new health lab

Nov. 21, 2021 14:16 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island has been awarded an $81.7 million federal grant for the state health department to build a new public health laboratory. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the new federal Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity grant....

Rhode Island's main airport awarded $14.8M federal grant

Nov. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A nearly $15 million federal grant for Rhode Island's main airport will help sustain it financially and keep the traveling public safe, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said. Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced the $14.8 million grant for Rhode...

Two Democratic senators oppose Powell as Fed chair

Nov. 19, 2021 12:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic senators said Friday that they oppose the nomination of Jerome Powell to a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, saying Powell has been insufficiently committed to fighting climate change, an issue that the world's central banks are increasingly...