Arditi joins RIPR after more than three decades as a reporter, including 28 years at the ProJo, where she has covered a variety of beats, most recently health care. A native of New York City, she graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in government and has worked as a staff writer for The Center for Investigative Reporting in Washington, D.C. and as a reporter for the former Holyoke Transcript-Telegram in Massachusetts.
Rhode Island was the first state to legalize sites where people can bring illegal drugs and use them while being monitored for overdose. Local communities still need to be convinced to host one.
Rhode Island is one of the few states that from the start prioritized vaccinating communities with high infection rates. The strategy: to put out the fire where it's burning the hottest.
Emergency dispatchers play a key role when people go into cardiac arrest, but there are no national requirements that they be trained in telephone CPR.
Rhode Island is among a growing number of states allowing children with autism to be treated with medical marijuana. The benefits are unproved and the full extent of the risks are unknown.