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3 hrs ago | Go Local
The battle that started three years ago between talk radio and Governor Lincoln Chafee hit a new level of conflict.
Are you smarter than a 7th grade civics student?
Should public schools teach Evolution or Creationism?
5 hrs ago | Boston.com
Long-term federal unemployment benefits are due to expire for some 6,000 Rhode Islanders at the end of the month.
13 hrs ago | The Providence Journal
The Statehouse will close to the public at 9 p.m. Friday and open again from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday to coincide with a Christmas WaterFire lighting on those days.
California... an underground fire in Oakland after a power company vault explodes into flames this morning.
In the current school year, the average cost of tuition and fees at a public, four-year institution for an in-state student is $8,093.
Prisons spokeswoman Susan Lamkins says the Justice Department said it has concerns about the grading mechanism for written and video exams the state uses during the hiring process, and intends to file a lawsuit.
The average Rhode Island graduate who borrowed to get a bachelor's degree in the class of 2012 has a student loan debt of $31,156, according to a recent report by the Institute for College Access and Success -- which ranks Rhode Island #5 for the highest student loan debt average in the country.
But the wrongheaded idea that we should abolish the state's Second Office just will not seem to die.
Forecast discussion: A frontal boundary near the coast of North Carolina Tuesday morning helped to bring some light snow throughout the day in Rhode Island.
Tonight at 6 p.m., a presentation will be made by the Rhode Island DEM on the DEER CULLING PLAN.
State officials say a recent security breach at JPMorgan Chase bank may have exposed personal and financial information of 1,850 Rhode Islanders receiving unemployment insurance, temporary disability or child-support payments.
Decriminalization of marijuana possession has freed up law enforcement resources in Rhode Island, according to supporters, after the same change in nearby Massachusetts in 2009 prompted the lowest rate of possession arrests in the nation .
It's no secret that obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension and certain types of cancer are directly linked to poor diet and nutrition.
The personal information of nearly 2,000 Rhode Islanders who receive unemployment, disability or child support assistance electronically may have been exposed during a recent security breach.
Rhode Island is among a group of seven northeast states that on Monday petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to require upwind states to reduce air pollution discharges that prevailing winds carry east.