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Whitcomb: Big Breakthrough in Fall River? Time for a WJAR Boycott? Hospital Closings and Epidemics

Robert Whitcomb, Columnist

Robert Whitcomb's weekly examination of everything that is important. Only Whitcomb offers such a collection of insights on the global and local issues that...

Providence Issues Parking Ban

The city of Providence has issued a parking ban.

6 Months After The Biggest Pension Collapse in RI - What is the Status of St. Joseph’s Fund?

Bishop Tobin and AG Peter Kilmartin

It is six months since the St. Joseph Pension Fund was thrust into a receivership — the largest pension fund collapse in Rhode Island history. ...

UPDATED: GOP State Senator Kettle Charged By State Police, Chorus of Calls for Him to Resign

State Senator Nick Kettle

Republican State Senate Nicholas Kettle of Coventry was arrested on Friday by the RI State Police. He was charged with one count of video voyeurism...

Caught in Providence: The Beatles

54 years ago the Fab Four made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. In today's case a Beatles fan appears in court and...

RI’s Top Elected Officials Who Take the Most Gun Lobby Money

Gun lobbies have funded about $200K to RI politicians in the last 15 years.

Just hours after seventeen people were killed at a high school in Dade County, Florida, Cranston Mayor and GOP candidate for Governor Allan Fung Tweeted, ...

Winter Storm Watch: Up to 8 Inches of Snow Possible in RI Starting Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Rhode Island beginning Saturday night, February 17 at 7 p.m. and extending through 7 a.m....

FBI Releases Statement on Shooting in Parkland, Florida

The FBI has released a statement on the shooting in Parkland, Florida that took place on Wednesday.

Friday on LIVE: Penguins in Studio, Activist DeChristopher, CODAC’s Hurley

On Friday’s LIVE—Mystic Aquarium’s penguin trainer Eric Fox will join Molly O’Brien on LIVE with a special...

Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School Receives $50 Million Gift

Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School received a $50 million gift to help turn biomedical research and discovery into treatments and cures for disease. ...

GoLocal LIVE Will Broadcast From RI State House Every Thursday, Starting March 1

News Editor Kate Nagle will host the live show from the State House starting March 1.

It is a new way to cover politics and public policy decision-making — GoLocal LIVE is going live at the Rhode Island State House every...

Raimondo Orders U.S., RI Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of Parkland School Shooting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has ordered U.S. and Rhode Island flags to fly a half-staff in honor of the victims of the Parkland...

RI ACLU Questions Court Ruling Limiting Student Housing in Residential Neighborhoods

Steven Brown

The Rhode Island ACLU is considering appealing the ruling by the Superior Court to limit college student housing in residential neighborhoods.

Providence Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Silencer Equipped Machine Gun

A Providence man pleased guilty in federal court to possessing and selling an unregistered machine gun equipped with a silencer and selling 240 grams of fentanyl...

New Audio Tape Undermines Claims By President of Young Republicans

For the second time in two days, claims by the President of the RI Young Republicans have been undermined by an audio tape released by...

Providence Speed Cameras Defaced with Graffiti

The new "portable camera units" deployed throughout school zones in Providence in January have almost all been defaced with graffiti. 

Lilian Calderon Released from ICE Detention Following ACLU Lawsuit

Lilian Calderon had been released from ICE.

The ACLU of Massachusetts and the ACLU of Rhode Island today announced the release of Lilian Calderon, the Rhode Island mother of twon who was...

George Wiley Center Encourages Community to Speak Out Against National Grid

The George Wiley Center is encouraging community members to speak out against National Grid’s proposed rate hikes. The center is inviting the community...

NABLEO Blasts Boston Police for Tweet Honoring Celtics’ Auerbach During Black History Month

The National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers is blasting the Boston Police Department for a tweet honoring legendary Boston Celtics head coach Red Auerbach...

Providence Couple Charged With Trafficking Cocaine

A Providence couple has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to smuggle significant quantities of cocaine...

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