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NEW: ACLU Files Lawsuit Against Rhode Island Board of Education

The ACLU of Rhode Island today filed a suit against the Rhode Island Board of Education over plans to discuss high stakes testing in secret. ...

Does Rhode Island Have a Clear Strategy for Higher Education?

Rhode Island College

Just a year ago, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed pushed forth a reorganization of the states two education boards -- the Board for Regents...

Providence’s Health + Fitness Levels Worst In New England—Report

A new analysis of 30 health and fitness indicators places Providence in the middle of 50 major US metro areas, and behind the other New England cities.

A new and extensive analysis of the health and fitness indicators of the 50 largest metropolitan areas has put Providence behind both the greater Boston and...

video: Daily Vine: Tuesday Night Concert Series in Wickford

Enjoy the Tuesday Night Concert Series at the Town Wharf in Wickford this summer brought to you by Centerville Bank. Bring your beach chairs and...

slides: Top 25 Highest Paying Jobs in Rhode Island

Who makes the most money in Rhode Island? The top earners by professions are healthcare's top guns - surgeons. According to a GoLocalProv review...

video: Daily Vine: Morning Line at the Cranston DMV

On a sunny day such as today, the Division of Motor Vehicles is probably the last place you would like to be. Be it any...

Julia Steiny: Middle-school Puberty–The Elephant in the Classroom

Puberty is bad enough without all of the external risks that have come along with it over the years.

In 1989, a Carnegie Foundation report dared to boldly go where every man has gone before, but had hoped to forget–puberty. Turning Points was...

RIC Professor Gets Grant To Study Warming in Narragansett Bay

RIC Senior Sara Moore documents some of her findings along the shore of Narragansett Bay.

A Rhode Island College biology professor has been awarded a grant to study the effects of pollutants and global warming on the ecosystem of Narragansett...

NEW: Rhode Island To Receive Portion of $491M Wyeth Settlement

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced today that Rhode Island has joined with other states and the federal government to announce a $491 million dollar settlement...

NEW: Letter to ACLU Claims Pool Closing Violates City Charter

A letter sent to the ACLU of Rhode Island by Providence City Council candidate Anthony Sionni claims that the City of Providence violated its charter...

Coming Tuesday: Providence’s 25 Coolest People

Who are the Coolest People in Providence? In the middle of the summer, what better challenge than to narrow down one of America's coolest...

LISTEN- National Business Rankings - How Rhode Island Ranks

Rhode Island may get low grades from some of the top business publication rankings in the country -- but not all the evaluations put RI...

Rhode Island Ranked #1 in National Integrity Index

According to the Better Government Association, "“Integrity” is not a word we generally associate with the states of Rhode Island, New Jersey, Illinois...

In Case You Missed It: RI’s Foreclosure Crisis Far From Over

Dean Starkman's first GoLocal piece ran this week -- focusing on the state of foreclosures in the state.  Click on the link to the story to read more.

"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....

Providence Budget Woes: Public Safety Chaos

Mayor Angel Taveras - struggles to balance budgets

The City of Providence fiscal year 2014 budget approved by the City Council in June is already facing millions in projection shortfalls, according to a City...

RI Pension Fund Lost out on $700M in Potential Revenue

The state pension fund had a return of about 11 percent for the last fiscal year—a ten-point lag behind the performance of the stock...

NEW: RISCA Announces Grants Of Nearly $800K To 143 RI Organizations

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today the first round of grant awards for the 2013-2014 season supporting projects which will employ...

How (Dis)Honest Is Rhode Island—New Ranking

Rhode Island might be known in part for mobsters and corruption, but according to recent findings, the Ocean State ranks ahead of over twenty states...

Providence Named Top Summer City By BroBible

What's that, bro? Providence is a great summer city?

Providence has been named to another summer tops list, but this may not come as quite the good news as recent namings to Travel + Leisure'...

Don Roach: We’re Still Ignorant On Race

Last week I tried to make sense of the whole Trayvon Martin situation. I was hoping the conversation wouldn’t devolve into this:

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