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Long wait at the polls? Some University of Rhode Island students want to build an app to solve that problem

URI Professor Gretchen A. Macht and three URI students appeared before the Rhode Island Board of Elections last week, presenting a report on voter data that could be used in such an app.

On Columbus Day, statue in Providence vandalized: ‘Stop celebrating genocide’

The statue of Christopher Columbus was splashed from head to toe with red paint Monday and a sign reading ‘‘Stop celebrating genocide’’ was leaned up against the pedestal.

7 indicted in California to Rhode Island drug pipeline

Federal prosecutors say seven people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to ship drugs from California to Rhode Island and Massachusetts.


Feds subpoena records on chiropractor tied to R.I. budget controversy

The executive office of health and human services received the subpoena for billing records and all communications with Dr. Victor Pedro on July 24.

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The time R.I. leaders declared war on comic books

If you’re planning to see “Joker” over the long weekend, you should know that the polarizing movie probably would have never made it to the big screen if Rhode Island leaders had their way in the 1950s.

Key Providence business group opposes underground bus tunnel in Kennedy Plaza

Leaders of the Providence Foundation said the state should instead make other public transit upgrades in and around downtown.

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The most striking stats in a new R.I. Food Bank survey

Plenty of households are struggling to put food on the table, according to a survey released Thursday by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.

Activists say grand jury is asking the wrong questions about August incident with pickup truck outside detention center

Five members of the Never Again Action group testified last week in Providence before a state grand jury that is investigating the well-publicized incident outside the Wyatt Detention Facility.

Grand jury probe shines spotlight on R.I. speaker’s narrow 2016 campaign win

House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello was given a warning by the state for wrongfully accepting a campaign donation, but a grand jury is now asking questions.

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Cicilline says impeachment inquiry won’t slow big tech probe

The US representative said hearings will continue throughout the fall.

Free college brought better graduation rates to R.I. But poor students lag behind.

The Community College of Rhode Island’s two-year graduation rate has tripled since 2017, though low-income students continue to struggle.