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

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


Reports of antisemitism rose by 250 percent in R.I., Jewish Alliance says

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Jewish Alliance of Greater R.I. president Adam Greenman attributes the spike in antisemitic incidents to the political climate, social media, and celebrity comments.


How did Gabe Amo win R.I.’s Democratic primary for Congress?

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado and Jim Hummel analyze what propelled the former White House aide to victory in Tuesday’s First Congressional District race.


All you need to know about today’s R.I. congressional race primaries

In a special bonus episode of the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Dan McGowan and Steph Machado talk through the endorsements, scandals, and leading contenders in the First Congressional District contest.


New Providence sculpture will honor renowned Black artist Edward Mitchell Bannister

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, artist Gage Prentiss and R.I. PBS Weekly co-host Pamela Watts talk about the sculpture that will be unveiled Sept. 10 in front of the Rhode Island School of Design.


R.I.’s First Congressional District race just got real

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Steph Machado joins Jim Hummel, host of “A Lively Experiment” on R.I. PBS, to break down the increasingly fractious race to replace David Cicilline.


Magaziner blasts ‘unhinged’ Marjorie Taylor Greene for showing ‘revenge porn’ at House hearing

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Democrat reacts to the investigation of Sabina Matos’ nomination papers, and explains why he voted against the National Defense Authorization Act.


Dr. Ashish Jha: Public health ‘cannot become partisan’ issue

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Dr. Ashish Jha discusses the persisting challenges of America’s public health system, what’s next for COVID-19, and the dangers of misinformation.

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Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Cumberland, R.I.

The 38-year-old victim, Otis Diggs, was attacked Saturday at an Ashton Historic District apartment complex. On Tuesday, police announced that they had arrested Robert Perry, 34, in Warwick.


Block Island Ferry canceled for fourth day, in wake of tropical storm

A service alert on the Block Island Ferry website said that “sea conditions have not improved enough” for ferry service to resume.


The latest political news in Rhode Island

Endorsements, campaign announcements, and more leading up to the special election for R.I.’s First Congressional District


Pawtucket man accused of killing Central Falls, R.I., barber

Luis Lopez, 39, of Pawtucket, lay in wait in a parking lot for about an hour until 26-year-old Emmanel Torres Plaza closed up the True Stylez shop, said Police Chief Anthony Roberson.

Amazon sued by FTC and 17 states over allegations it inflates online prices, overcharges sellers

The antitrust lawsuit against Amazon alleges it uses its position in the marketplace to inflate prices on other platforms, overcharges sellers, and stifles competition.


R.I. electric rates to increase 24% starting Oct. 1

On Tuesday, state regulators approved a pricing proposal from Rhode Island Energy, the state’s dominant electric utility, that will raise electric bills by 24 percent this winter.

A federal government shutdown would have wide-ranging impacts in New England

More than 60,000 federal employees work in the region, and they could be facing halted paychecks.


Cortney Nicolato of United Way is a problem-solving leader with a bright future in Rhode Island

Nicolato, a prolific fund-raiser and a strong voice on policy, believes Rhode Island can eliminate family homelessness -- and soon.