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. 5:12 p.m.
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 6:05 a.m.
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. 6:02 a.m.
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. 8:00 a.m.