6 hrs ago
RIDOT to Discuss Traffic Improvement and Roundabout Plans Tonight
Rhode Island Department of Transportation representatives will present plans for traffic improvement projects at 6 p.m. on Monday at Middletown Town Hall .
10 hrs ago
Kids Count Shines Light on RI Communities Each Tuesday
Rhode Island Kids Count , the child policy and advocacy organization based in Providence that monitors the well-being of children across Rhode Island, has launched a weekly online initiative that will share data and information about the well-being of children in one city or town in Rhode Island each week.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
The Providence Journal
Some 6,500 Rhode Islanders face loss of Rite Care coverage under budget proposal
Specifically, the committee budget proposes to lower eligibility in the program to parents whose incomes are at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level rather than the current 175 percent.
Casino games begin at Twin River
Rhode Island's bet on expanded gambling starts Wednesday as Twin River Casino begins offering blackjack, roulette and craps in a move to get a head start on neighboring Massachusetts.
Libraries book on helping workforce development
BOOKING ON JOBS: Senator Jack Reed addresses a group of trainers in the Digital Literacy class at Cranston Central Library on Friday.
Group advocates killing sales tax
Mike Stenhouse and his team at the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity are one step closer to seeing the sales tax rate in Rhode Island drop to zero.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
RI's Communities as Art: Asher Schofield's "Travel" Posters
Providence College graduate and Hope Street's Frog and Toad owner Asher Schofield might not be from the state originally, but with "hundreds of years of generations of Rhode Islanders" in his blood, he has sense of the unique nature Rhode Island's communities.
The Providence Journal
Moody's downgrades RI's 38 Studios bonds; other state debt under review
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded Rhode Island's 38 Studios bonds by two notches, from A2 to Baa1.
Last Week at the General Assembly. . .
Assembly OKs creation of task force to foster, promote arts, culture The General Assembly has approved a joint resolution to create a "State of the Arts" Planning Task Force to foster and promote the arts and culture in Rhode Island.
Rhode Island considers paid leave for family caregivers
When Jennifer Marks was pregnant with her son Shawn, her doctor ordered her on bed rest.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
This Week at the General Assembly
Assembly OKs creation of task force to foster, promote arts, culture Acknowledging that the arts are a powerful economic engine that can contribute to the state's fiscal health, the General Assembly has approved a joint resolution to create a "State of the Arts" Planning Task Force to foster and promote the arts and culture in Rhode Island.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
In Case You Missed It: RI's Most Polluted Lakes + Ponds
"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read.
RI lawmakers endorse popular vote compact
State lawmakers have voted once again to add Rhode Island to a list of states that agree to award their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the overall national popular vote.
Rhode Island Department of Health News
HEALTH Confirms Two Additional Deaths Linked to Acetyl Fentanyl
The Rhode Island Department of Health has confirmed two additional deaths linked to Acetanilide, n-1-Phenethyl-4-Piperidyl - also known as acetyl fentanyl -an illegal synthetic opiate with properties similar to morphine.
Police Warn of 'National Grid' Phone Scam
A Rhode Island resident recently fell victim to phone scam in which the caller claimed to work for National Grid and said payment was due for a faulty meter.
The Providence Journal
Kostrzewa - RI reports decent GDP in NE, but where are the jobs
While the U.S. GDP, a key economic measurement of the total value of all goods and services produced, increased by 2.5 percent in 2012, the New England rate was 1.5 percent, among the slowest growing regions in the country.
Top RI Leaders' Legislative Battles
This time last year, the Rhode Island General Assembly had already adjourned for the summer, having finished the 2012 session in the early hours of June 13. As of Friday, with no indication still as to when leadership will unveil their version of the state's fiscal year 2014 budget, GoLocal spoke with political and community leaders about their top ... (more)
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Taxi Drivers: RI's Fare Tax Is Killing Their Business
Rhode Island's taxi drivers are crying for the repeal of a tax placed on taxicab, limousine, charter bus, and other ground passenger transportation services.
Side of the Rhode: Who's Hot and Who's Not in RI Politics?
Every Friday, Dan Lawlor breaks down who's rising and who's falling in the world of Rhode Island politics.
Runway project could mean new culvert for Lakeshore Dr.
It was barely a minute-long clip, but the scene of a submerged Lakeshore Drive with water rushing over it effectively illustrated how ineffective the Buckeye Brook culvert can be.