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As Raimondo enters sixth year, unemployment down but budget deficits persist

In her State of the State address, Governor Gina M. Raimondo highlights a lower state unemployment rate but she is still grappling with budget gaps.

Bryant, JWU top list of highest-paid college presidents

It pays to be a private college president in Rhode Island.

Outside of Providence’s newest building, birds keep dying

The Globe wanted to know why birds keep dying outside of its Providence office. The answer is obvious (and sad.)


R.I. State police investigate apparent suicide at prison

Shawn Riddick, 29, who was serving the last months of a year-long sentence for carrying a gun, was found unresponsive in his single cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions facility on Saturday.

Police: Undetermined if gun used in R.I. homicide was 3D printed

The state crime lab at the University of Rhode Island was unable to determine how the gun was made.

Providence official fired as city investigates permitting process

The termination comes as the city conducts an internal investigation into construction permits.

Nonprofit Innovation Lab launches today in Rhode Island

The Nonprofit Innovation Lab, an initiative of United Way of Rhode Island and the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, launches Jan. 13, seeking new ideas in areas such as affordable housing, starting small businesses

One of the top campaign managers in R.I. history has a new target: Mitch McConnell

Eric Hyers might not be a household name in Rhode Island, but he’s as responsible as anyone for David Cicilline serving in congress and Gina Raimondo being governor.

R.I. Ethics Commission, known for transparency, talks about keeping complaints secret until investigations done

Rhode Island boasts one of the most transparent ethics agencies in the nation, but this week a member of the state Ethics Commission floated an idea that would limit transparency by keeping ethics complaints under wraps until investigations are complete.

R.I.’s congressional delegation divided over legalizing marijuana at federal level

What were Senators Reed and Whitehouse and Representatives Langevin and Cicilline up to this in Washington, D.C. this week? Here's our overview.

If Chafee wants to decriminalize drugs, he should take a trip to R.I. today

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee launched his Libertarian bid for the presidency Wednesday, calling for the country to have an “active, opened-minded discussion” about criminal justice reform that includes the decriminalization of drugs.