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The Highest Paid Superintendents in RI

The 36 school superintendents in Rhode Island are earning more than $4.6 million this year, with a typical salary running at about $145,000. At the local level, school...

slides: See the List: The Highest Paid RI Superintendents

Find out how much your local school superintendent earns—and how his or her salary compares to other cities and towns in Rhode Island.

NEW: Fung Responds to Supporter’s Racial Tweets about Obama

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has issued a statement on recent tweets by campaign volunteer Erika Johansen that said President's Obama's ratings "must...

RI PowerPlayer: Ray Watson

Ray Watson.   Photo courtesy of James Walker for Sonny Walker Photography.

Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one individual who is making an impact on Rhode Island. This week, GoLocal sat down with community leader...

Rhode Island Gets F on Tobacco Control Report Card

Rhode Island is failing to adequately fund programs that help smokers quit and keep kids from starting to smoke, according to the American Lung Association...

NEW: RI Unemployment Rate Increased in December

The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate had risen to 9.1% during December of 2013.

PODCAST: The Highest Paid Superintendents in RI

The 36 school superintendents in Rhode Island earned more than $4.6 million in the last academic year, with a typical salary running at about $145,000, according to new...

Survey Labels Providence “Least Bible-Minded City” of 2013

The American Bible Society (A.B.S.) has announced the results of their most recent study on the most--and least--Bible-minded cities in the United States,...

Unions Battle Taveras Over Development in Providence

A City Hall battle is brewing between building trades and the Taveras administration -- over tax stabilization agreements with developers.

Members of the building trades community are saying the Taveras administration is going back on its previously pledged support for 100% apprenticeships on developments in Providence...

slides: New England Colleges with the Best Undergraduate Teaching

A 2013 survey of college administrators conducted by U.S. News & World Report ranked several New England colleges near the top when it comes to...

Julia Steiny: The Education Non-System Sets Kids Up for Failure

Currently we aren't giving kids the basics, never mind a strong sense of what the future has in store for them, believes Julia Steiny.

While debates about standards still burn out of control, "readiness" has become a hot topic. Wherever the standard or benchmark lies, what does a kid...

Podcast: Unions Battle Taveras Over Development in Providence

Members of the building trades community are saying the Taveras administration is going back on its previously pledged support for 100% apprenticeships on developments in Providence...

RI Lawmakers Receive 10K+ Signatures Supporting Plastic Bag Ban

The advocacy group Environment Rhode Island delivered over 10,000 public comments to state lawmakers in support of a plastic bag ban in Rhode Island on Wednesday.

Projo and Other Daily Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform

The local daily newspaper industry led by the Providence Journal hired state house lobbyist Joe Walsh $30,000 to fight a provision in Governor Lincoln Chafee's...

STORM UPDATE: Parking Bans and Closings

Check out the latest news on storm cancellations and parking bans in Rhode Island.

John Ghiorse: Blizzard Conditions Expected in RI Tuesday Afternoon

Brutally cold Arctic air will combine with a coastal storm to bring winter back with a vengeance to Southern New England beginning this afternoon and...

RI Candidates Speak Out on Nonviolence at Institute Forum

Teny Gross

Candidates for Governor of Rhode Island and Mayor of Providence in this November's election took part in a panel discussion at the Institute for...

NEW: Lombardi Endorses De Ramel for Secretary of State

Guillaume Di Ramel (Left) meets with Charlie Lombardi (Right) at Tina's Italian Kitchen in North Providence.

North Providence Mayor Charlie Lombardi has endorsed Aquidneck Island businessman Guillaume De Ramel in his race to become Rhode Island’s next Secretary of...

Brookings Fellow and Author Jennifer Bradley to Speak at Brown

Jennifer Bradley is a fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution.

The Providence Preservation Society will welcome Jennifer Bradley, fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and co-author of The Metropolitan Revolution, to their 56th Annual...

PODCAST: Projo, Other Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform

Projo and Other Daily Papers Hire Lobbyists to Block Budget Reform.

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