State weighs use of National Guard to handle mail-in ballot requests

Rhode Island's top elections official has proposed mobilizing the National Guard to help process what's expected to be an overwhelming number of mail-in ballot applications for November's general election from people concerned about heading to the polls during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eastern states to coordinate regional reopening

Even as President Donald Trump asserted that he is the ultimate decision-maker in reopening the country, the governors from seven contiguous states on Monday pledged to coordinate strategies for reopening their economies after the worst of the coronavirus pandemic passes.

Rhode Island door knocks in search of fleeing New Yorkers

The Rhode Island National Guard started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. Gina Raimondo expanded the mandatory self-quarantine to anyone visiting the state.

Religious freedom group objects to Navy's Christian talks

An organization that advocates for the religious freedom of military members requested Friday that the commander of Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island investigate those responsible for promoting a discussion series that urges Navy personnel to "Lead like Jesus."