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SOUTH KINGSTOWN—Next Tuesday, The Collective will honor Rhode Island workers during a family-friendly International Workers' Day celebration. “I think we exist in a time where lots of folks don't identify themselves as workers, yet we all, whether white-collar or blue-collar, are workers,” said Sarah ...
Hanna M. Gallo (D-Dist. 27, Cranston, West Warwick) that would codify the existence of the Rhode Island School Safety Committee into state law, and require that school districts provide the committee with safety assessments every three years for review and recommendations. The measure now moves to ...

The study's authors said disparities in Rhode Island traffic stops were comparable to those found in a similar study in Connecticut. "I believe this is the most comprehensive analysis of police traffic stop data that has been conducted in the state of Rhode Island to date," said Ken Barone, project manager for ...
Just another ho-hum week in Rhode Island politics, right? The news emerged fast and furious Wednesday, in a likely harbinger of a lot more drama in the months to come. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the ...
Patrick T. Conley's March 30 Commentary piece on the impact of the Sisters of Mercy (“When Rhode Island received mercy”) reminds us of the sacrifices religious women made to advance faith and education in Rhode Island. When Sister Francis Xavier Warde departed in 1856 to found more Mercy ...
Rhode Island's spending transparency website is among the least user-friendly in the country, keeping taxpayers in the dark about exactly where their money is going, a study released Wednesday found. The state got a D grade from the Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and ...

Rhode Island Gina Raimondo spent a half hour or so speaking to and taking questions from members of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce. She mostly talked about her plan to fix Rhode Island schools, which includes a half billion dollar bond referendum, but she also talked about her ...
Rhode Islanders who have made owning a home their biggest investment are happy to see values finally rising, after the frightening declines of the Great Recession. But the rise in home values isn't helping everyone. More than a decade after advocates said Rhode Island has a housing affordability crisis, ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI/AP) -- The price of gas in Rhode Island has skyrocketed over the past few weeks, and local experts say it may continue to rise. AAA Northeast said its weekly survey found self-serve regular selling for an average of $2.75 per gallon in Rhode Island, up 10 cents from the previous ...
They're always a tough team to play at this part of the year,” UMass coach Kristi Stefanoni said of Rhode Island. “I've told the team that they've worked way too hard, and they've invested way too much time in themselves and this team to give up right now, and just roll right into a game. It's easy to do, when ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The price of gasoline in Rhode Island is up 10 cents per gallon. AAA Northeast said Monday its weekly survey found self-serve regular selling for an average of $2.75 per gallon. That's a penny lower than the national average. AAA says prices are now at the level last seen during ...
A state lawmaker says he's alarmed over plans to relocate psychiatric patients to Rhode Island's juvenile detention center. April 23, 2018, at ... The state is renovating the Roosevelt Benton Center at the Rhode Island Training School in Cranston to house psychiatric patients from Eleanor Slater Hospital.
STARKVILLE, Miss (WJTV) - Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams will be the commencement speaker for Mississippi State's three graduation ceremonies taking place next month. Williams is also a noted author and historian on the subject of Abraham Lincoln. He serves as ...
Rhode Island may be taking on the nasty surprise of balance billing on behalf of residents, with legislation under consideration in the Senate that would limit what a patient has to pay out of pocket for an emergency department visit or other needed treatment. The provider would have to bill the insurer using ...
Following recent U.S. federal tax reform, which provides company incentives to invest in innovation and advanced technologies, Amgen made the decision to locate the new plant in the U.S. Rhode Island was selected based on the historical success of the Amgen West Greenwich manufacturing facility, ...
The information, advice and answers displayed in The Rhode Show section of WPRI.com are those of individual sponsors and not WPRI-TV/Nexstar Media Group, Inc. WPRI.com presents this content on behalf of each participating Rhode Show sponsor. Sponsored content is copyrighted to its respective ...
STARKVILLE, Miss.—Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams will be the commencement speaker for Mississippi State's three graduation ceremonies taking place May 3 and 4 at Humphrey Coliseum. Williams, a noted historian and current president of the Ulysses S. Grant ...

In 37 states and Washington D.C., voters may cast a ballot in person at some point before election day; in Rhode Island, you cannot. This poses a barrier to accessing the ballot for people with inflexible work schedules, childcare responsibilities, lack of access to transportation and other reasons that might ...
With all the national attention on student and staff safety, it is worthwhile to review the life safety codes for Rhode Island schools. The codes are under Title 23, Health and Safety, Chapter 23-28.12, for schools. These regulations require all schools public and private to conduct fire drills once a month and ...
The audits would provide a more statistically accurate validation that the paper ballots were counted correctly, according to John Marion, the executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island, a government reform advocacy organization. Marion worked with Gorbea's office to introduce the legislation, ...
America's manufacturers are enjoying robust growth in 2018 as factory orders continue to grow, jobs continue to be created, and manufacturing activity continues to expand at a historic rate. A surge of pro-growth policies and improving business climate are encouraging manufacturers to invest in the United ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — After being detained by immigration officials for nearly a month, a Rhode Island woman has become the face of a class action lawsuit brought by the ACLU against the Trump administration, DHS, and ICE. Lilian Calderon recalls her experience, being detained at marriage ...
The Rhode Island Senate's health committee is considering legislation this week that would limit a patient's out-of-pocket costs for an emergency department or other needed treatment to a co-pay or deductible. The provider would have to bill the carrier using a reimbursement rate calculated by the state's ...
Drug giant Amgen Inc. plans to build a $160 million “next generation” biopharmaceutical plant at its campus in West Greenwich, R.I., a project the company said will add 150 skilled manufacturing positions and create about 200 construction jobs. Amgen, based in Thousand Oaks, Calif., said Tuesday that ...
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Pawtucket father has been charged with child abuse after his 2-month-old baby girl was brought to Hasbro Children's Hospital with a fractured leg. WPRI-TV reported that Alfonso Acevedo, of Pawtucket, was arraigned Friday morning on three charges of first-degree child abuse.
Even with the national economy cranking along, warning signs continue to emerge about the uncertain state of Rhode Island's budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. For evidence, consider a House Finance Committee meeting this past Wednesday. The focus was parts of Article 4 that would raise a ...
Population estimates vary throughout the decade, because of changing paces of migration, but the demographer Kimball Brace has found that in the best case scenario, Rhode Island would keep its second seat — by a margin of just 157 residents. In that best-case scenario, Rhode Island's 2nd District ...
The Rhode Island Foundation announced Friday the award of $280,000 in grants to improve Rhode Islanders' access to health care. The Blackstone Valley Community Health Center, Clinica Esperanza and The Rhode Island Free Clinic were among the organizations sharing in the grant awards.
AP Top Rhode Island Headlines at 1:09 p.m. EDT. Updated: Mar 31, 2018 - 12:00 AM. 0. AP Top Rhode Island Headlines at 1:09 p.m. EDT. Media students get scholarship opportunity from braodcaster. Rosa Parks house to be shown, after trans-Atlantic odyssey. Firefighter arrested after crashing into cop car and fleeing.
Rhode Island Public Broadcasting Service (WSBE-TV) is offering a new $15,000 scholarship to high school seniors considering a career in ... High school seniors from the station's broadcast area in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts who plan to attend a four-year college are eligible to apply.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker wants to pay people up to $10,000 to move to the nation's smallest state. State Rep. Carlos Tobon's proposal, called the Qualified Family Migration to Rhode Island Act, would provide up to $10,000 to American families with at least three people and a ...
Mother Warde's Rhode Island apostolate was highly successful despite intense opposition from anti-Catholic nativists. In March 1855, at the height of the infamous Know Nothing movement, these zealots threatened to burn the Providence convent of “the female Jesuits” on Claverick Street for allegedly ...
AP Top Rhode Island Headlines at 1:09 a.m. EDT. Updated: Mar 30, 2018 - 12:00 AM. 0. 0. Share. Facebook Email. Share this with your friends! From. To. Compose your message. Share. share image. AP Top Rhode Island Headlines at 1:09 a.m. EDT ...
The 67-year-old has lived in Providence, Rhode Island, for 25 years. He's accused by the Guatemalan government of being involved in murders and other crimes against indigenous Mayans in the 1980s. Samayoa's lawyer argues he will be tortured if he returns to Guatemala. Several supporters had sent ...
Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, says the Matschie's tree kangaroo named Paul died Tuesday due to complications from heart issues. He was 23 years, five months and five days old. paul1 Oldest Living Tree Kangaroo In U.S. Dies In Rhode Island. Paul the tree kangaroo. (Photo ...
Rhode Island lawmakers are retreating from a uniformly-derided piece of legislation that would have forced internet users to pay a $20 fee per device just to ... Last month, Ciccone told Motherboard that his Rhode Island incarnation of the bill wouldn't actually require a $20 porn access fee, but the bill itself ...
Rhode Island State Police say 47-year-old Alpha Williams, of Cranston, Rhode Island, was charged Thursday with driving to endanger resulting in death in connection with the crash on Route 6. Police say Williams was stopped for speeding Tuesday night and sped away after an officer attempted to conduct ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Some state lawmakers want Rhode Island to expand its paid family leave program. They're gathering with advocates Thursday to bring attention to a bill that would increase the amount of time a worker can take off from four weeks to six weeks in 2019, and eight weeks in 2020.
Carlos Tobon's proposal, called the Qualified Family Migration to Rhode Island Act, would provide up to $10,000 to American families with at least three people and a household income of $100,000 or more per year willing to move to the Ocean State for at least a year. There is concern that Rhode Island ...
The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a new initiative designed to get people talking with each other again and Newport will host one of the first “TogetherRI” community conversations March 28. The get-togethers will give people the opportunity to talk face-to-face over family-style meals.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A special official appointed to oversee Rhode Island's troubled benefits system has ordered the state Department of Human Services to hire more call center workers to handle food assistance applications. Special Master Deming Sherman says the Pawtucket call center has ...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Historic preservation is paying off in a very big way for the state's economy. A study commissioned by two preservation groups found that Rhode Island welcomes 9.8 million "heritage" visitors annually, or tourists who want to take a gander at old, historic buildings. This adds more ...
Stephen Osborn is the chief for innovation and accelerating school performance at the Rhode Island Department of Education. He is among finalists to lead Tennessee's Achievement School District. A second finalist has not been chosen from among the four candidates revealed last week, according to ...
Over 53 percent of Rhode Island's business leaders think the United States economy will be in much better or somewhat better shape over the next twelve months. Over 64 percent feel that the Rhode Island economy will be in much better or somewhat better shape over the same period. Looking backwards ...
Animal welfare authorities say they have rescued more than two dozen dogs as well as snakes and rats from a Rhode Island home. The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and animal control officers from several communities removed the animals from a Smithfield home on ...
Police say two men are facing animal cruelty charges in connection with the rescue of 25 dogs from a Rhode Island home. ... The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and animal control officers from several communities went to the Smithfield home after receiving a tip that the dogs ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A tragic disease is one of the leading causes of death in the state. The Alzheimer's Association reports the disease is the fifth leading cost of death in Rhode Island, up from sixth in 2013. Over 23,000 residents are currently living with the disease, with an expected increase of ...
Rhode Island Supreme Court chief justice nominates new chief magistrate at the state Traffic Tribunal. March 21, 2018, at 9:40 p.m. ... The organization Common Cause Rhode Island says this is the first time a magistrate has been replaced at the end of their 10-year term. Courts spokesman Craig Berke says Suttell wanted ...
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island's transforming medical marijuana industry is facing a critical juncture, say stakeholders, as lawmakers weigh several expansion proposals and regulatory changes. Some of the state's two dozen newly licensed medical marijuana cultivators — who have invested fortunes into ...
Lohith Chatragadda, age 13, an 8th grader at Lincoln Middle School, smiles as he wins the Rhode Island Spelling Bee. After 27 rounds in one of the longest state bees, Lohith bested the second place finisher Anna Costello, a 6th grader at Gallagher Middle School in Smithfield. Lohith will represent Rhode ...


 

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