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By IAN WEINER With the Democratic Party resuming control of the House of Representatives, Congressman Jim Langevin's opportunity to preside over the House as Speaker pro-tempore on the first day of the 116th congress was filled with debate over ending more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Inmates in at least two cellblocks at the Adult Correctional Institutions' Anthony Travisano Intake Service Center have been without adequate heat for more than a month and a half, the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island more
By JACOB MARROCCO The Rhode Island Republican Party chose former East Greenwich Town Council President Sue Cienki as its next chair during an election at the Marriott Omni Hotel in Providence on Saturday. Cienki was one of four candidates running for more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A labor bill introduced by the Rhode Island House of Representatives is already poised to become one of the hot button issues of the new legislative session, as the proposed bill, H5260, would expand the reach of binding arbitration in more
If Governor Gina Raimondo could have predicted the weather, she might have included a pun in her second inaugural address that the 40 mile per hour gusts that buffeted the crowd on the front lawn of … more
By JOHN HOWELL Rhode Island Department of Human Services Director Courtney Hawkins made pizza last week. This wasn't edible pizza, although it did look tempting, and Hawkins did more supervising that making. How about the triangle?" she asked of the" more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Recent efforts to expand the choices available to local families in need were celebrated last week during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Comprehensive Community Action Program's newly expanded Choice Food Bank. Food banks are" more
Rep. Joseph McNamara was at the door of the Cranston Portuguese Club Sunday evening. He barely had enough space to move as party delegates pushed into the room. It was just what the Democratic State … more
By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Saturday's Honor Flight was Victory Flight, the 22nd since retired Providence Fire Department Chief George Farrell and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association initiated the program locally to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by train from Providence to Boston. Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, would like to cut that time in half. He thinks that possible, although it's more
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