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Pryor would use state treasurer’s office to address economy, tax policy

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the former Rhode Island commerce secretary said the state should consider slashing its 7 percent sales tax rate.


Running for treasurer, Diossa cites his experience as mayor of Central Falls

On this week’s Rhode Island Report podcast, James Diossa talks about who he is supporting in the races for governor, lieutenant governor and Congress.


Midsummer in Providence means Fringe Festival and the Ukulele Armada

On the Rhode Island Report Podcast, Brien Lang strums the ukulele and talks about the two-week festival going on now in Providence.


An emergency room doctor, Ranney says there’s a lot that can be done to decrease gun deaths, injuries

“This isn’t about being pro- or anti-gun,” she said on this week’s Rhode Island Report podcast, “it’s about applying that basic public health approach to reduce the number of gun injuries and gun deaths.”


Chef James Mark, the celebrated owner of North and Big King, on why he’s hanging up his apron — for now

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Mark explains what made him decide to take a break, the pressures leaders of the restaurant industry face, and what’s next for him.


Breaking down the new Boston Globe/Suffolk University poll in Rhode Island

On Rhode Island Report podcast, columnist Dan McGowan explores how a Republican could win a R.I. congressional seat and the good news/bad news for Helena Foulkes.


‘You can’t increase prices by 80 percent’: R.I. hospitality and tourism industries still face challenges

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the leaders of the R.I. Hospitality Association and Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau discuss how inflation, worker shortages, and funding issues are affecting the tourism and hospitality industries.


Globe RI launches food and dining guide

“I really think that Rhode Island’s dining scene is the most accessible and the most innovative in the Northeast,” reporter Alexa Gagosz says on Rhode Island Report podcast.

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Ongoing coverage of the Catholic Church, misconduct, and abuse by clergy in Rhode Island

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R.I. officials break ground on Tidewater Landing project in Pawtucket

To skeptics of the soccer stadium project, the governor said: “Wake up and see what’s happening in the state of Rhode Island.”

RI Crime

Former Providence recreation center director gets 9 years for sexually assaulting girl

Manuel Nunez, 44, of Cranston, pleaded no contest to three counts of second-degree child molestation. He was originally arrested in April 2021, shortly after he was appointed as director of the John Rollins Recreation Center on Prairie Avenue.


Are R.I.’s elected leaders listening to developers more than to citizens?

A candidate for Rhode Island State Senate says existing small businesses will take a hit from the new marketplace approved in North Providence.


End of an era: The Dunkin’ Donuts Center will be getting a new name

Amica Mutual Insurance, which is expected to take over the naming rights for the Dunkin' Donuts Center, registered a trademark for the Amica Mutual Pavilion last month.

RI Crime

New Shoreham Town Council may strip Ballard’s Beach Resort’s liquor and entertainment license after fights there and on the Block Island Ferry

New Shoreham Interim Chief Chabot will discuss how the police will act on public safety initiatives in connection to the incidents.