Jacqueline Tempera is a staff writer for The Providernce Journal.

 

 

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jacqueline Tempera

Recent stories from Jacqueline Tempera

The data behind DayOne's 1 in 8 claim

DayOne, the Sexual Assault & Trauma Center in Providence, says: "In Rhode Island it is estimated that one in eight women have been sexually assaulted during their lifetime." This number came up a couple of weeks ago at a news conference held by the R.I. State-Wide Task Force on Adult Sexual Assault. We were alarmed by this number and wanted to research further. One note before we begin: following the lead of PolitiFact national, we will refrain from using our "Truth-O-Meter" for this report. PolitiFact national has based its decision on the  well-documented underreporting of sexual assault. There is, as a result, no solid data on sexual assault as there is for robbery or murder.

Trump, Clinton win big in Northeast primaries

Donald Trump won all five primaries Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton won four out of five.