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The state seal with Rhode Island's full former name appears on a rug in the state room, Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at the Rhode Island State House, in Providence, R.I.

A year later, Rhode Island buildings still say ‘Providence Plantations’

In 2020, Rhode Islanders voted to remove “Providence Plantations” from the state’s official name. While the words disappeared from websites and paperwork, it’s harder to strip them out elsewhere.

COMMENTARY | K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI

Housing is still a top priority for Rhode Island’s lawmakers

The Speaker of the House weighs in on what the state has done to address the housing crisis so far

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The Rhode Island State House.

R.I. approves nearly $31m for affordable housing, creating and preserving more than 600 units

‘This represents the largest single-year state affordable housing investment in memory,’ the state Commerce Secretary said of the move, which will fund 23 affordable housing projects in 13 locations.

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Senator Cynthia Mendes, a lieutenant governor candidate, spent Tuesday night in a tent outside the State House, pressing state officials to address homelessness.

Senator Mendes pitches a tent outside the State House

The East Providence Democrat, who is running for lieutenant governor, and her running mate, gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown, joined a group of seven people spending the night outside to call attention to homelessness .

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State treasurer Seth Magaziner, a Democratic candidate for governor.

Magaziner calls for a ‘people’s pledge’ to limit ‘dark money’ donations, but opponents point out he’s leading the fund-raising pack

While the state treasurer raises concerns about Super-PACs that backed McKee, his opponents say Magaziner should focus on repaying a loan and returning corporate cash.

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In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of then President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington.  A Rhode Island man has been charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection.

R.I. man involved in armed standoff on Federal Hill now charged in Jan. 6 insurrection

Timothy J. Desjardins, 35, of Providence, was identified by FBI agents from videos in which he was seen attacking multiple officers with a broken table leg as they tried to stop a mob inside the tunnel at the U.S. Capitol

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“Real Americans: National Identity, Violence, and the Constitution” by Roger Williams University School of Law professor Jared A. Goldstein.

Does the Constitution offer common ground or grounds for violence?

Professor Jared A. Goldstein, associate dean for academic affairs at the Roger Williams University School of Law, ponders the question in his forthcoming book, “Real Americans: National Identity, Violence, and the Constitution.”

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The Maximum Security Facility of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.

Many R.I. inmates will leave ACI soon, redistricting commission learns

But a consultant says that, in Connecticut, many inmates who were released from prison did not return to their former home addresses