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In Case You Missed It: Deborah Gist Contract Extended

RI's embattled Commissioner of Education, Deborah Gist, will continue to earn her living in the Ocean State, and her story was the week's biggest story.

"In Case You Missed It," GoLocal's Saturday feature, puts the week's top stories in one easy place for you to review and read....

Reaction to Gist’s Extension

Following one of the most divisive debates on education in recent history in Rhode Island, the Board of Education yesterday voted to renew Education Commissioner...

Momentum Builds For 38 Studios Anti-Bailout Plan

The writing is on the wall for many disparate political allies--no bailout for 38 Studios bond debts.

Momentum is building from all sides for the idea of abandoning repayment of the $90-million-plus dollar moral obligation debt for 38 Studios. Leading the charge: Representative...

NEW: Flood Alerts For Rhode Island—Tropical Storm Andrea

Flood alerts have been issued for Rhode Island from the National Weather Service, as Tropical Storm Andrea makes its presence felt in New England heading...

NEW: Gist’s Contract is Extended

The State Board of Education voted today to renew Education Commissioner Deborah Gist's contract.  This is a win for Governor Lincoln Chafee who...

Banking Industry Torpedoing Foreclosure Bill

The banking industry is pulling out all the stops to squash a proposed new state law that would protect tenants from automatic eviction, along with...

Group Accuses RI Schools of Racial Profiling

Last year one in six black students received suspensions, while only one in sixteen white students were suspended.

Rhode Island schools are engaging in racial profiling when it comes to their students, said Fred Ordonez, Executive Director of Direct Action for Rights. Ordonez'...

NEW: Rabid Raccoon Found In Coventry

A baby raccoon that was brought into a Coventry family's home has been confirmed as rabid, according to DEM.

A baby raccoon brought into a Coventry family's home has been confirmed as rabid, The Department of Environmental Management reported today. 

NEW: Federal Support for Rhode Island Sandy Recovery Exceeds $39.4 Million

More than $39.4 million in support from four federal disaster relief programs is helping Rhode Island recover from Hurricane Sandy's effects.

NEW: Chafee Nominates Sandra A. Lanni To RI Family Court

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee has nominated of attorney Sandra A. Lanni for Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Family Court, to fill the seat vacated...

LISTEN: Banking Industry Torpedoing Foreclosure Bill

The banking industry is pulling out all the stops to squash a proposed new state law that would protect tenants from automatic eviction, along with...

State Pension System to be Investigated by Siedle

High profile Forbes columnist Ted Siedle will be retained by AFSCME to investigate the state pension system, GoLocal learned from AFSCME Council 94 Executive Director Ken...

LIVE STREAM- RI ACLU Press Conference- Youth Suspension Implications

The ACLU of Rhode Island issued a report today analyzing data shoing that in all school districts across RI, black and Hispanic studnets are suspended...

Providence Named Top 10 Most Vulnerable Hurricane City in US

A new prediction model puts Providence in the Top 10 US cities most likely to be hit by a hurricane this season.

Providence has been named one of the 10 cities most likely to be hit by a hurricane this year, according to a brand-new assessment released by...

Julia Steiny: Blackstone Academy ‘Kicks Butt’

Like many urban teens, Jessica Coello was obviously smart and capable, but totally turned off from school. When she was in grade school, thinking about...

AFSCME Taps Forbes Finance Expert to Probe Hedge Fund Investments

Forbes Columnist

Forbes pension contributor Ted Siedle will be retained by AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) to investigate the state pension system, according...

NEW: Marijuana Arrest Rates Racially Disparate Toward Blacks

According to a report released today by the ACLU, black people in Rhode Island were arrested for marijuana possession at 2.6 times the rate of white...

Hard News: Women Underrepresented

A recent report issued by the Center for Women in Media points to "stubborn gender inequality" in the ways that women are employed and represented...

slides: Is RI Media a Boys Club?

The media landscape in Rhode Island is dominated by men in the vast majority of lead news, talk and investigative journalistic positions. From radio to...

Executive Office Of Commerce Won’t Help RI Economy—Critics

The creation of an Executive Office of Commerce is meeting with stiff resistance from several corners of the political landscape.

A bill to create an Executive Office of Commerce was heavily criticized by several experts as having no merit where it comes to improving the...

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