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NEW: Former Providence Mayor Cianci Diagnosed with Cancer

Former Providence Mayor Vincent Cianci, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a statement released on Monday. Cianci, who is now a WPRO Radio talk...

NEW: Hasbro Children’s Hospital Pediatric ICU Receives AACN Award

The American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) has honored Providence's Hasbro Children's Hospital's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with the Silver...

PODCAST: Battle Heats up over Minimum Wage in RI Governor’s Race

Battle Heats up over Minimum Wage in RI Governor's Race.

Where to Buy a Ticket in RI if You Want to Win the Lottery

Rhode Island may be the nation’s smallest state but they certainly sell their fair share of lottery tickets. According to information from the...

slides: Rhode Island’s 25 Luckiest Places For Buying a Lottery Ticket

The odds may be against the common ticket holder to strike a top prize but many of Rhode Island’s cities, towns and even...

Marian Wright Edelman to Speak at RI KIDS COUNT Kick-Off

Marian Wright Edelman, children's advocate and civil rights luminary, will be the featured speaker and guest of honor at the luncheon that will kick...

NEW: Fung Volunteer Tweets Racial Comments About Obama

Recent Tweets by an Allan Fung campaign volunteer about President Obama -- saying his ratings "must be getting lower and lower because he's getting...

NEW: First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop to Speak at URI

Gene Robinson, who served as Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire from 2003 to 2013.

Gene Robinson, the first openly gay man to be elected to the position of bishop in the Episcopal Church, will speak at the University of...

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...

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