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How often R.I. uses its ‘red flag’ gun law

Cranston has used the state’s “red flag” law the most since it was enacted in 2018, and nearly 10 communities have used it only once.


Defending democracy, and freedom, is more important now than ever

I grew up in The Gambia, and saw democracy fall. It’s a situation that I’m seeing begin to play out in my adopted homeland, the US, as well.

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Rhode Island political news: June 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.

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R.I. state Senator Tiara Mack faces criticism for twerking on TikTok

A silly moment on the Fourth of July spiraled into a viral event that painted the progressive politician in a negative light among her critics, but garnered plenty of support from her fans.


McKee signs executive order to protect patients traveling to Rhode Island for abortion care

The order also protects providers in Rhode Island who provide abortion care to individuals from another state.

Here are Rhode Island’s best restaurants for wine, says Wine Spectator

The magazine awarded accolades to 20 different restaurants in the Ocean State for their wine selections. Seven of those awards received ‘Best of Award Excellence,’ the magazine’s second-tier honor.


Three men plead guilty in ‘grandparent scheme’ to defraud elderly

In just a few days last summer, they admitted, they fraudulently collected more than $350,000 from seniors across Rhode Island who’d been convinced their grandchildren were in trouble.


Explore our town-by-town search of candidates running for office in Rhode Island this year

More than 3,400 candidates have until July 15 to collect signatures and submit their nomination papers to qualify to appear on the Sept. 13 primary or the Nov. 8 general election.

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Mike Ritz is bringing his leadership skills to Washington

The longtime executive director of Leadership Rhode Island, announced last week that he has accepted a new job heading up a government leadership institute at Gallup.

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The ultimate Fourth of July parade is back in full force in Bristol, R.I.

The 237th annual Fourth of July parade was back in full force, as thousands of attendees dressed in red, white, and blue lined the streets to celebrate Independence Day, capping off nearly two weeks of concerts and events.

Roxbury’s A.J. Reeves elated to join Celtics Summer League roster

Reeves, the Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts in 2017-18, played at Brimmer and May in Newton and at Providence College.