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DLT Director: RI’s Unemployment Rate Won’t “Turn Around Overnight”

Should Rhode Islanders feel good or bad about the latest unemployment report? It depends on how you look at it.

When the RI Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) released its January report detailing the fact that Rhode Island’s unemployment rate had dropped...

INVESTIGATION: State Fails Federal Goal on Child Protection Cases

The state Family Court settles less than half the child protection cases assigned to it every six months, falling far short of federal and state...

EXCLUSIVE: MetLife to Cut 500-600 Rhode Island Jobs

MetLife Inc.'s move to a central office in North Carolina will cost 500-600 Rhode Islanders their jobs.

The news yesterday that MetLife Inc. would be transferring 240 jobs out of Rhode Island is actually much worse than originally reported. Over the next two...

WEATHER UPDATE: RI’s Storm Outlook for Friday Afternoon

The massive storm spinning over RI yesterday and today may leave as little as a few inches or up to a foot, depending on where you live.

The massive ocean storm is over 500 miles from New England but continues to spin heavy snow into parts of Southern New England this morning. The...

NEW: Chafee Appoints Mancuso, Guida to Lead Board of Education

Governor selects Eva-Marie Mancuso and Patrick A. Guida as the Chair and Vice-Chair of the BOE.

One day after releasing his list of five nominees for the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC), Governor Lincoln Chafee has moved forward with his...

LISTEN: Family Court Fails RI Children

The state Family Court settles less than half the child protection cases assigned to it every six months, falling far short of federal and state...

Sam Zurier: No Quick Fix for the Capital City

In the second of a two-part series, Providence City Councilman Sam Zurier takes a look at potential solutions to the city's current tax structure.

Last week, I described how Providence’s tax system fell out of balance during the past 25 years. Over that time, the City made a...

Could a RIer be killed by a drone?

Flikr Photo/joelogon.  The use of unmanned aerial devices has touched off a heated debate in Washington but should Rhode Islanders care?

On the surface, the idea that the average Rhode Islander would ever be the target of an assassination attempt by an unmanned aerial device, commonly...

NEW: National Grid Tells RI Residents to Stay Safe & Connected

Looks like the groundhog was wrong about an early spring. Snowfall is expected to continue for the rest of the day in Rhode Island.

As Rhode Islanders look out their windows this afternoon and come to the realization that winter isn’t quite over just yet, National Grid...

NEW: Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate Drops Again

January numbers show Rhode Island's unemployment rate has dropped to 9.8 percent.

For the second week in a row, the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (DLT) has good news for those paying attention to the...

NEW: Chafee Names Five Nominees to EDC Board

The Governor's list includes the President of RIC, the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association and the President of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO.

Governor Lincoln Chafee has named his five nominees to sit on the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC) Board of Directors Saying the nominess represent ...

THURS AM WEATHER UPDATE: High Winds + Heavy Snow In RI Later Today

This afternoon is not looking good for commuters, with heavy, wet snow and high winds.

As expected, this storm is turning out to be a long-running affair. So far we’ve seen fitful rain and snow but it still...

NEW: Whitehouse Backs Plan to Increase Social Security Taxes

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has jumped on board legislation that would ask wealthiest Americans to

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse wants to keep Social Security solvent for the next 50 years and, if Congress pays his plan, he’ll do...

LISTEN: A Drone Attack On An RI’er?

On the surface, the idea that the average Rhode Islander would ever be the target of an assassination attempt by an unmanned aerial device, commonly...

RI Students Have Third-Largest Tuition Burden in US

RI students paid nearly double the country's average tuition amount in 2012 ... all while receiving significantly less state aid.

A new report issued Wednesday by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) shows that Rhode Island students pay the third-largest tuition costs in...

EXCLUSIVE: Pawtucket Barely Avoided Fiscal Ruin

Pawtucket's rosy internal audit numbers don't tell the whole picture of how close the city came to the brink of disaster

Over the weekend, the city of Pawtucket released the results of an internal audit that showed the municipal side of its budget finished the 2012 fiscal...

WEATHER UPDATE: Storm Will Dump Bulk of Heavy Snow Late Thursday

While there may only be 6 inches of the white stuff dropping tomorrow into Friday, it's going to wet and heavy.

This is certainly a slow developing storm system. The off and on precipitation we’ve had around the area today has not been associated...

NEW: Central Falls Gets $10M Loan from Bill and Melinda Gates

The Central Falls School District announced yesterday it had received a $10 million loan from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

One of Rhode Island’s most cash-strapped communities is getting a little help for its school system Central Falls announced yesterday that it has...

NEW: RI Writer Nominates Jim Garrison For Profile In Courage Award

Charles R. Drago says former Louisiana District Attorney's bravery worth noting.

Rhode Island-based writer Charles R. Drago, who has written and lectured extensively on the political assassinations of the 1960s, has nominated former Louisiana District Attorney...

Union Says Environmental Issues at the Heart of Allens Ave Protest

Citing DEM violations they say put the Bay at risk, Providence unions members say they have concerns with how two local scrap-metal companies operate.

Less than two weeks after Providence longshoremen picketed on Allens Avenue to protest the hiring practices of Sims Metal (SMM) recycling yard, a group of...

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