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17 hrs ago | WHJJ-AM Providence
A bill introduced in the Rhode Island House calls for the use of environmentally friendlier cleaning products at schools to lessen any impact on student health and the environment.
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22 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West
Some Rhode Island residents are seeking federal grant money to help pay for elevating their homes to reduce the risk of flooding - and avoid spikes in flood insurance rates.
22 hrs ago | Go Local
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras joined with Rhode Island State Representative Art Handy on Tuesday to introduce his plan to make Rhode Island America's leader in environmental stewardship as the state's next Governor.
23 hrs ago | Politico
TODAY: SCOTUS HEARS CHALLENGE TO POLITICAL SPEECH LAW - The Supreme Court won't actually be considering Obamacare in the case it's hearing today, but questions about whether anti-abortion groups can charge that it allows taxpayer funding of abortion led to the lawsuit in the first place.
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is encouraging Rhode Islanders to celebrate Earth Day - Tuesday, April 22 - by joining a local clean up, taking easy steps to improve the environment or simply getting outdoors and enjoying nature in a state parks and management areas.
The latest weekly price report from AAA Southern New England, released Monday found the average cost of a gallon of regular self-serve in the state is $3.64.
While the Feds investigate his predecessor's campaign finance records, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is getting high marks from local business leaders for his economic agenda.
April 17--PROVIDENCE -- The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority plans to curtail weekend service on three of its bus routes that have low ridership and use those resources in other areas that have shown demand on the weekends.
Right now, in Rhode Island you pretty much have to go to a liquor store to stock up on beer for a dinner party.
In keeping with the initiatives of the past two years in the Rhode Island legislature to make Rhode Island a better place to do business, to eliminate redundant red tape, to focus educational efforts on workforce development we think it is incumbent on us to find ways to help all kinds and sizes of business.
A second wave of flu has forced the Department of Health to declare it as widespread again in Rhode Island.
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter denied the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which was filed before the closed-door mediation began more than a year ago.
Rhode Island 's legislative body, the General Assembly meets for a full session this week, which begins on Tuesday at the 4:00 p.m. and ends on Thursday afternoon.