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Crucial jobs in Providence schools on the line with COVID relief money expiring in 2024

The Providence public schools received $128 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, vastly more than any other community in Rhode Island. So far they’ve spent $48 million -- much of it on new positions that may no longer be funded once the ARPA money expires.

RFK Jr.’s campaign spending is as unconventional as his run for president

Running for president as a political neophyte, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s campaign has been financed by millions in donations from a motley group of supporters that include a sizable group who share Kennedy’s vaccine skepticism.

New applicants for Providence School Board are in, but their terms could be cut short

Voters last year approved a partially-elected school board with the first election set for 2024, but confusion reigns about the transition process.


The race for Rhode Island attorney general is already taking shape

The race to succeed AG Peter Neronha, who is term-limited, is already taking shape, with three Democrats telling supporters they're interested in the job.


Mr. Amo goes to Washington (and Smithfield)

Rhode Island’s newest US Representative has faced a number of hurdles during his first weeks in Congress, from funding amendments to explaining how to pronounce his last name.


A new job for Rhode Island’s newest senator

Jake Bissaillon, who won a special election to represent Senate District 1 in Providence, will become CEO of Justice Assistance.


Confusion over new bridge’s rotary will ease, R.I. DOT director says

Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined local officials in marking the opening of the new $84.4 million Henderson Bridge spanning the Seekonk River between Providence and East Providence.


Providence City Council can intervene in controversial tax breaks for wealthy developer, judge rules

The city council will now attempt to overturn the 30-year tax deal granted by previous city leaders to Arnold “Buff” Chace and his 10 downtown properties.