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Lincoln School 6th Grader Wins RI Independent School Spelling Bee

Amiya Mandapati (right) with her coach

Amiya Mandapati, a sixth grader at Lincoln School has won the 2014 Rhode Island Independent School Spelling Bee. Mandapati will now head to the RI State...

PODCAST: Who the PACs are Supporting in the RI Governor’s Race

Who has been getting the most PAC money in the 2014 Governor's race over the past year?

Leonardo Angiulo: U.S. Supreme Court Renews 2nd Amendment Debate

Two cases that may further shape the scope of the Second Amendment are before the U.S. Supreme Court, bringing this topic to the forefront...

NEW: More Winter Weather May Impact Monday Morning Commute

Snowfall in Southern New England may reach accumulations of up to 3 inches overnight Sunday into Monday.

Rhode Island Candidates with the Most Social Media Reach

Facebook and Twitter are part of the puzzle -- how important is social medial in a candidate's campaign?

Where do the 2014 Rhode Island gubernatorial and Providence Mayoral candidates stand in terms of social media presence -- and what does that mean for the...

Is Providence’s Art Community Still Thriving?

Providence brands itself as The Creative Capital, but is it still a city that supports the arts?

In Case You Missed It: RI’s CVS Responds to SNL Parody Sketch

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

10 Historically Bold Moves Made By Big Companies

Local business experts are praising CVS this week for their decision to end tobacco sales by October. It seems the company made a big impression...

slides: See the List: 10 Bold Moves by Big Companies

CVS made a bold move this week with an announcement that they would no longer carry tobacco products in their more than 7,400 stores.

PODCAST: 10 Historically Bold Moves Made By Big Companies

Local business experts are praising CVS this week for their decision to end tobacco sales by October.

EXCLUSIVE: Providence Unfunded Pension Liability Now At Least $831M

With a system that is 31.3 percent funded and an unfunded liability of $831.5 million, Providence’s pension crisis is far from over according to a...

slides: Providence Pension Crisis by the Numbers

Providence’s unfunded pension liability now stands at $831.5 million, according to a new report.

10 Big Companies with Recent Major Security Breaches

From big box retailers like Target to online businesses like Zappos, recent history has illustrated that major companies are susceptible to data security breaches. In...

Are Medical Marijuana Users in Rhode Island Risking Their Jobs?

Rhode Island is one of only a handful of states to extend employment protections to medical marijuana users.

NEW: Tobacco Free RI Applauds CVS for Decision to Quit Tobacco

Tobacco Free Rhode Island, a statewide network of over 55 organizations working to reduce tobacco use, is heralding today’s announcement by national drug store...

New Report Says Energy Mandates Will Cost RI $150M by 2020

Do renewable energy mandates help or hurt the Rhode Island economy?  A new report points to the latter -- but now without strong opposition.

A new report issued today says that Rhode Island's "struggling economy will further shed hundreds of jobs and waste hundreds of millions of dollars...

RI Bill Seeks to Regulate Use of Drone Technology

(Photo: Don McCullough, Flickr)

Saying science fiction has become science fact, Rep. Teresa Tanzi (D- District 34) has reintroduced legislation to regulate drone use by local law-enforcement agencies. The bill...

NEW: Fung Responds to Obamacare Diagnosis as “Job Killer”

Allan Fung

Cranston Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung today responded to the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Affordable Care Act and projected...

Storm Update: Mix of Sleet + Snow to Continue Through Afternoon

The heavy snow of early this morning has been transitioning over to sleet, freezing rain and rain from south to north across Rhode Island and...

NEW: RI Taxpayers Speak Out Against Immigrant Drivers’ Licenses

Governor Lincoln Chafee this week requested the introduction of a bill that would give special drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants. Today, Rhode Island Taxpayers, an...

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