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Half of Providence students were chronically absent during 2022-2023 school year

Attendance has improved since the pandemic, but is still far worse than it was before the state takeover in 2019


Federal judge dismisses property owners’ lawsuit challenging Rhode Island’s new shore access law

US District Court Judge William E. Smith found that the case brought by the Rhode Island Association of Coastal Taxpayers lacked standing in federal court.


In its first year, calls to 988 Lifeline increase 50 percent in Rhode Island

Rhode Island launched the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline in July 2022. From July 2022 through June 2023, the line fielded nearly 6,300 calls, a 58 percent increase.

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Home sale prices in Rhode Island jump by double digits as supply remains critically low

The median price of a single-family home in Rhode Island jumped to $450,000 in August, which is a more than 11 percent increase from this same time last year.


Podcast: The future of Providence, according to Mayor Brett Smiley

It has been a busy – and occasionally stormy – summer for Mayor Brett Smiley.


A point of contention on Providence’s big deal with its colleges

The council's finance chairwoman wants the mayor's 10-year agreement with Brown University to be considered separately from the 20-year deal struck with the other colleges.


‘Permanent’ jewelry is ‘kind of like part of you’ (yes, you can change your mind)

Erin Myles opened Brave Daughters in Providence in 2018, and a popup location in Boston in 2022.


Some health experts say there’s a ‘concerning decline’ in HPV vaccination rates since pandemic began

The reason? People put off in-person doctors appointments, and as a result, certain preventative health measures.


The next phase of the Providence schools takeover

By next summer, state education officials may have to make a recommendation: Renew the turnaround plan, create a new one, or give control back to the city.


For sale: PVDonuts, an iconic shop known for over-the-top donut flavors

“We’ve thought about this on and off for a few years, and what finally drove us to this decision all came down to mental health and matters in our personal lives,” the founders of the doughnut store wrote on social media.


Rhode Island must adopt greener infrastructure amid increased flooding

We are not prepared for frequent flooding events in Rhode Island, but changes in land use could help.