R.I. Lawmakers Grade Well on Environmental Issues
The Environment Council of Rhode Island recently released its biennial Green Report Card for the 2013 and 2014 General Assembly sessions.
Remaining mosquitoes test negative for West Nile
Rhode Island environmental officials say the remaining mosquitoes in the most recent batch tested for West Nile virus have showed no further sign of the disease.
In Rhode Island governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix
At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
In governor's race, Raimondo touts her pension fix
Gina Raimondo highlights her overhaul of Rhode Island's pension system as a key qualification in her gubernatorial bid, saying she took on a difficult problem and didn't blink in crafting a solution.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
RI Will No Longer Require Warrant for Detainers
Rhode Island will no longer require a warrant before the Department of Corrections honors an immigration detainer, pulling back from a policy Gov. Lincoln Chafee instituted a month ago.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Rhode Island: This compact slice of New England packs a punch
It may be the smallest of America's 50 states, but Rhode Island has a lot to offer, with an arty capital, shoreside mansions and fine beaches Chris Leadbeater is a full-time travel journalist who has written for The Independent since 2009.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Rhode Island primary: Sep. 09, 2014
Sep. 09,2014 is Rhode Island primary day.This year there are two primaries this election cycle because more than one candidate exists for each party's spot on the general election ballot in November.
Kent launches initiative with - overdose antidote'
SULLIVAN: Dr. James Sullivan, from Butler Hospital, hopes to see a decrease in overdose-related deaths by having Narcan more accessible to at-risk patients.
Rhode Island Department of Health News
DEM, HEALTH Report First Positive West Nile Virus Finding in...
The Department of Environmental Management and the Rhode Island Department of Health encourage residents to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases after this week's hard rains by eliminating mosquito breeding grounds and avoiding mosquito bites.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Heavy rain may bring flooding to Rhode Island
The National Weather Service is warning of possible flash floods in parts of Rhode Island as a storm hits southern New England with rainfall rates of 3 to 5 inches an hour.
Sparta Students Earn Dean's List
Three Sparta students have been named to the Dean's List of Sparta. According to the university, "M ore than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the Spring 2014 Dean's List.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Cybercast News Service
NIH Spends $280K to Empower Women to Make Contraceptive Choices ... in JailCNS
The federal government spent $279,789 in taxpayer funds "to improve contraceptive use for incarcerated women" who are soon to be released from jail.
Rhode Islanders Remember Robin Williams; Advocate for Mental Health
Twitter: @markcurtisABC6 email: firstname.lastname@example.org It was the final night of the famed Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1992.
Possible insurance fraud phone scam targeting Rhode Islanders
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is warning Rhode Islanders of a new phone scam targeting Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI members.
Tests for West Nile, EEE negative in Rhode Island
The Department of Environmental Management on Tuesday released results for tests they did of mosquitoes trapped during the week of July 28. They say they have found no mosquitoes so far this year with either West Nile or EEE.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy Stumps for Some Rhode Island Candidates
"He's a fresh face, who's got a lot on the ball and I think he's going to be the kind of person we need in that General Treasurer's office," said former Rep. Patrick Kennedy.
Allison Ray Zolnowsky of Montclair named to the University of Rhode Island Dean's List
Allison Ray Zolnowsky of Montclair, NJ, was named to the spring 2014 Dean's List at the University of Rhode Island.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Rhode Island Department of Health News
HEALTH and BHDDH Issue Warning About Spike in Drug Overdose Deaths
Today the Rhode Island Department of Health reports 17 apparent accidental drug overdose deaths some with paraphernalia at the scene in the month of July and the first week of August.
Group files complaint on rep's beach contract bid
A government watchdog group has filed a complaint with the state ethics commission over a lawmaker's bid to host concessions at three state beaches.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Map Shows Over 10 Percent of Colorado Residents Use Marijuana on a Regular Basis
Beings that Colorado is one of two states to have legalized marijuana for recreational use, you'd think that we would also be one of the states that uses the drug most often, right? Well, kind of.