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The best is yet to come for URI Class of 2013 graduates
This year the University of Rhode Island held its 127th commencement exercises in the Ryan Center instead of outdoors.
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Steve Laffey withdraws from Colorado's Gubernatorial GOP Primary
Republican Steve Laffey, in a statement released Friday, announced he has withdrawn from the Colorado Gubernatorial GOP primary a week after putting his name into the ring .
Thu May 23, 2013
RI education board approves arming university cops
Police at the University of Rhode Island could soon be carrying firearms following a vote Thursday by state education officials to end Rhode Island's distinction as the only state to prohibit police on public campuses from carrying guns.
RI Senate OKs minimum wage hike
Rhode Island's minimum wage would go up 25 cents to $8 per hour next year under legislation approved in the state Senate.
Superintendent says schools working to implement Gist mandates
As teachers across the state call for Governor Lincoln Chafee not to renew Education Commissioner Deborah Gist's contract in June, Warwick Superintendent Richard D'Agostino is working to implement her mandates, including teacher evaluations, as best he can.
Block Announces 2nd Run for Governor
Rhode Island Moderate Party founder and chairman Ken Block of Barrington is making another run for governor.
Wed May 22, 2013
Speakman Cited as 'Housing Hero'
Barrington's Town Council president is a "housing hero." June Sager Speakman was honored recently with a 2013 Partners in Housing Award from Rhode Island Housing.
Bush's Latin America Czar Rides High
Just hours after he was appointed U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, on January 11th, while Congress was in recess, he reportedly sat at a high-level interagency meeting that discussed pumping more U.S. military aid into Colombia, and allowing it to be used against left-wing guerrillas, not just drug lords.
Tue May 21, 2013
Moderate Party chief Block to run again for RI gov
Block won less than 7% of the vote in the 2010 race, losing to current Gov. Lincoln Chafee , an independent.
Former Cranston Mayor to announce Governor run in Colorado
Laffey is expected to announce his bid for Governor on the Amy Oliver Show on 1310 KFKA in Colorado later this morning.
RI Senate to vote on Chafee's pick to lead EDC
The Rhode Island Senate is poised to vote on Gov. Lincoln Chafee's pick to head the state's economic development agency.
Mon May 20, 2013
RI Senate to take up school security secrecy bill
Rhode Island lawmakers are set to vote on a proposal to allow local education officials to formulate school security plans behind closed doors despite concerns from open government groups.
Sun May 19, 2013
RI woman injured in bombing returning home
Gov. Lincoln Chafee is 1 of several guests expected to attend a homecoming party Sunday for Heather Abbott.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Week in RI: Murder, Child Porn, and a Speakeasy
Saturday, May 4 From 'Social Butterfly' To Alleged Bomber's Wife Two weeks after Boston bombing susect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed and his brother, Dzhokhar, was found hiding in a dry-docked boat in a backyard in Watertown, Mass., Katherine Russell - Tamerlan's widow - and her young daughter remain at her parents' house on Coriander Lane in North ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
RI leaders to honor executed WWII pilot
Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state lawmakers on Friday will hold a memorial event to recognize the service of Robert Thorpe, a Cranston native whose P-47 was shot down in the Pacific.
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.
Thu May 16, 2013
Watchdog groups criticize school security proposal
The American Civil Liberties Union and other open government groups are urging Gov.
Tue May 14, 2013
Equal, at last
Lincoln Chafee made history as he strode down the south steps of the State House on Thursday, May 2. Our Phoenix fact-checkers have yet to find another instance when the governor used a dance remix of Madonna's "Like a Prayer" as his entrance music.
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Toray Plastics celebrates new coating equipment
Toray Plastics America, Inc. celebrated the launch of new coating equipment at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on May 2 on the company's 70-acre campus in North Kingstown, RI, USA.
Executed WWII Vet to be Honored
A Cranston World War II veteran will be honored at a State House ceremony on May 17.