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RI’s new housing secretary faces a series of old problems

“There’s universal recognition that this is a very important moment in time. There have been a number of false starts,” Housing Secretary Stefan Pryor told the Globe. “We have to carry out a substantial amount of work that will represent progress.”


R.I. to disband Equity Council that guided the state’s response to COVID-19

Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, an Equity Council member, calls the decision “misguided and a disservice to the people of Rhode Island.”

The failure of Providence’s Fane tower is a lesson in politics and reality

David Salvatore had plenty of reasons to support a 46-story tower downtown when he was council president. But he didn’t think it was financially feasible.


Another year, another vote on renaming CCRI Newport

R.I. senators want to name the campus after the Senate's first female president, but the House wouldn't go along last year. So they're trying again.


McKee poised to boost pay for top officials by up to 20 percent

The raises will help Rhode Island “attract and retain the best candidates for these positions of high skill and responsibility,” the Department of Administration says.


To ease suffering for terminally ill patients, Rhode Island should legalize medically assisted death

The Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act would allow a terminally ill patient to choose to end their life using medications prescribed by a physician. The writer urges the General Assembly leadership to give it a fair and open hearing, and put it to a vote.


Fane Tower developer scraps plans for what would have been Providence’s tallest skyscraper

New York developer Jason Fane said the $300 million Fane Tower project at 250 Dyer St. in the city’s Jewelry District, first proposed in 2016, is no longer “feasible.”


R.I. Lieutenant Governor Matos plans to run for Congress

The first-term Democrat has started contacting supporters to let them know she intends to run for the seat that will be open once US Representative David Cicilline steps down to become CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation beginning June 1.