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Listen: The Most Militarized Police Departments in RI

Humvees, night vision masks, silencers, and high-capacity magazines that could be used with assault rifles are among thousands of surplus military supplies acquired by local...

RIPDs Failing to Post Complaint Forms + Procedures, Violating Law

Ten years after Rhode Island law began to require police departments to post their police complaint forms and procedures online, some departments...

Developer with Ties to Providence City Hall Lacked Inspections

A politically connected developer and contractor with student housing properties on the East Side lacked inspections and was in violation of fire code when students...

Discover Newport: Yachting Center Sale is “Substantial Loss” for City

Evan Smith, the President and CEO of Discover Newport, has declared the sale of the Newport Yachting Center a "substantial loss" for the city.  

Alex and Ani Hall Opens at Rhode Island College

Alex and Ani Hall at RIC

The grand opening of Alex and Ani Hall at Rhode Island College took place on September 23.

Study Finds Best States for Raising Black Children Hardly Have Any

A recently released study aimed at uncovering the best states in the US for opportunities for children has uncovered some startling facts about the...

Rhode Island Ranked 7th Least Happy State in America

Rhode Island was ranked the seventh least happy state in America, according to a study by WalletHub.

slides: Rhode Island’s Disruptors

With the emergence of  companies like Uber and Airbnb, a new “sharing economy” has taken on an increasingly dominant role in Rhode...

slides: Meet the Disruptors

With the emergence of companies like Uber and Airbnb, a new “sharing economy” has taken on an increasingly dominant...

Listen: Rhode Island’s Disruptors

With the emergence of companies like Uber and Airbnb, a new "sharing economy" has taken on an increasingly dominant role in Rhode Island.

AIDS Walk for Life Now in its 29th Year

The 29th annual AIDS Walk for Life will take place on September 27 starting and ending on the Rhode Island State House lawn.

INVESTIGATION: John Hope Settlement House Under Investigation by State Police

The former Executive Director of the John Hope Settlement House (JHSH) has said he has been contacted by the Rhode Island State Police to come...

INVESTIGATION: Raimondo Investment Program’s Fees Exceed Gains

A program General Treasurer Gina Raimondo launched to help cities and towns better invest their money appears to be generating as much money for the...

RI Unemployment Remains at 7.7 % in August

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2014 remained at 7.7 percent, unchanged from the...

Should Rhode Island Divest from Hedge Funds?

With the recent decision by the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) to divest their entire $4 billion investment in hedge funds saying they're "too...

DCYF Finds Safety Violations at John Hope Settlement House

The interior of a John Hope van.

The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families has found that the John Hope Settlement House has vans that were not inspected -- and...

TV’s Role in Political Campaigns Diminishes

The political old adage in politics is that the candidate who spends the most money on television is the candidate who wins on Election Day. ...

slides: TV Ad Buys in 2014 Primary

An analysis of all political TV ad buys in this year’s primary indicates that the Democratic primary for Mayor of Providence was not...

slides: See RI Candidates’ Strengths and Weaknesses

The primaries are over, and Election Day is now seven weeks away.  See where the top general election candidates stack up in the plus...

Smith Hill CDC and Sojourner House Open Housing for Domestic Violence Victims

Smith Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Sojourner House have partnered to create a permanent supportive housing for victims of domestic violence. 

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