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RICares Changing Addiction Conversation

On May 31st, RICares, the local organization that works to advocate for Rhode Island's recovery community, will present a sneak preview screening of The...

Providence Pension Projection Data Raising Questions

Are municipal pension funds in RI forecasting accurately for their projected unfunded liabilities?

As the Providence City Council's Ways and Means Committee has been holding hearings on Mayor Taveras' fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, the health of the...

RI PowerPlayer: Karen Jessup

GoLocal talks today with Karen Jessup, Interim Director at the Providence Preservation Society, about her big PPS plans.

Every Monday, GoLocal sits down with a Rhode Island individual who is currently making a major impact on the state.  This week, GoLocal talks...

video: Flash Mob Takes Over RIC Graduation

The commencement at Rhode Island College was taken over by a flash mob that raised the energy level and entertained the thousands of graduates, faculty,...

New Report Shows State Workers’ Compensation Non-Competitive

State Employee compensation in Rhode Island is significantly below competitive rates nationally, according to an independent study commissioned by the State's Department of Administration ...

In Case You Missed It: 2014 Rhode Island Election Field

RI 2014 -- who's in, and who's hot?

With the announcement this week by former State Rep and Democratic Party Chair Ed Pacheco that he's running for Secretary of State in 2014, followed...

INVESTIGATION: Fire Districts Break Property Tax Cap

More than half the fire districts in Rhode Island exceeded the statewide property tax cap at least once in the last three years, according to...

Is Obama Heading Towards Nixon?  Experts Weigh In

With the current controversies surrounding President Obama, including the disclosure by the IRS it targeted conservative groups, the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press...

NEW: RI Unemployment Numbers Dropped to 8.8 Percent in April

The RI Department of Labor and Training announced today that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2013 dropped to 8.8 percent, down three-tenths...

LISTEN: Fire Districts Break Property Tax Cap

  More than half the fire districts in Rhode Island exceeded the statewide property tax cap at least once in the last three years, according...

Providence Pension Return Projection Flawed

On the heels of the Providence City Auditor's third quarter FY2013 budget analysis and projections released on May 1st showing the city on track...

Survey Reveals Disparities in Medicare Charges at Area Hospitals

The federal government via its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released data revealing significant disparities in what hospitals charge for common inpatient...

NEW: Man Caught Trespassing Near Taylor Swift’s Mansion

Taylor Swift is bringing more attention to Westerly and this time it is not good. Early this morning at approximately 2:15 a.m., members of The...

Julia Steiny: Recess Is Good For Mental Health

Three years ago, prior to enrolling her son in the middle school, Phyllis Penhallow often had reason to be at the school just as lunch...

BREAKING: Governor Lincoln Chafee Withdraws Raises to Senior Officials

GoLocalProv has learned that Governor Lincoln Chafee will withdraw the proposed 3% raises to senior staff.  The decision came in light of the new economic...

Interfaith Council Blasts RI Works - Failed Safety Net

Interfaith leaders target RI Works Program for improvement in 2013.

 Interfaith leaders and supporters blasted the state’s RI Works program as a failed safety net, lacking the tools necessary to support those...

LISTEN: Interfaith Council Blasts RI Works - Failed Safety Net

Interfaith leaders and supporters blasted the state’s RI Works program as a failed safety net, lacking the tools necessary to support those families...

Top Ten Bills to Watch in Final Weeks of RI General Assembly

With the recent historic passage of gay marriage legislation receiving local and national attention, GoLocal takes a look at some of the legislative proposals still...

23,000 Rhode Island Children Live In Extreme Poverty

Latest statistics show that 23,000 Rhode Island children under the age of eighteen live in extreme poverty with 22 percent living below the federal poverty level.

LISTEN - Top Ten Bills to Watch in Final Weeks of RI General Assembly

With the recent historic passage of gay marriage legislation receiving local and national attention, GoLocal takes a look at some of the legislative proposals still...

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