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Rob Horowitz: Obama’s Immigration Executive Order; Good Policy and Good Politics—President Obama’s carefully calibrated, but still truly impacting…

Riley: RhodeMap RI is Deeply Flawed—How do Central Planners plan when they have…

Guest MINDSETTER™ Larry Girouard: RhodeMap RI, A Wrong Turn for RI—The Rhode Island brand continues to be mired…

Sec. of State Mollis to Light RI State House Christmas Tree—Governor Lincoln Chafee announced that Secretary of State…

PODCAST: Opponents Blast Tax Breaks for 195 Dormitory Deal—A week following 195 Commission's announcement of its…

Saul Kaplan: Thankful Innovation Junkie—I love Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday. What’s…

Providence 49ers Need Help Getting to Florida For Title Game—The Providence 49ers need help getting to Florida

Brown Bears Drop 89-68 Decision To Illinois, Lose 4th Straight—Brown loses fourth straight game, 89-68 to Illinois.

West Elmwood Intruders Eyeing National Title Game, New Life Experience—West Elmwood Intruders are a win away from…

9 Brown Gridders Earn All-Ivy Honors—Bears place 9 players on All-Ivy team

 
 
 

Julia Steiny: Failing Schools Need More Options

By its very nature, education policy made a million miles from a classroom – by Congress, say – risks insensitivity to the everyday reality of...

Deportations Skyrocket Under President Obama

Nearly 400,000 undocumented immigrants were deported nationwide during the 2011 fiscal year, the highest number on record, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week.

NEW: Mayor Taveras Criticizes Pension Proposal

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is among the local leaders criticizing the municipal portion of Governor Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s pension reform...

Chafee Pension Proposal More Severe than Caprio’s

Governor Chafee won last year’s election with the overwhelming support of organized labor across the state, but the pension reform proposal introduced Tuesday...

NEW: President Reaffirms Brown’s ROTC Policy

In a letter to the University community today, Brown President Ruth J. Simmons accepted the recommendations made by the Committee on the Reserve Officers Training...

NEW: RI Seniors Getting Increase in Benefits

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today applauded an announcement by the Social Security Administration that seniors will receive an increase in their benefits next year for the...

NEW: Homelessness on the Rise in RI

The latest homeless numbers indicate a six percent increase in homelessness from last year’s June to September count. Currently, over 191 individuals statewide are...

NEW: Brown Cutting Athletic Admissions Beginning Next Year

Brown University plans to cut athletic admission slots beginning in 2012-2013. The plan would lower admission slots reserved for athletes by 9%, from 225 to 205.

PODCAST: Chafee Pension Proposal More Severe than Caprio’s

Governor Chafee won last year's election with the overwhelming support of organized labor across the state, but the pension reform proposal introduced Tuesday is...

Pension Reform Breakdown: Plan Kills COLAs For 19 Years

The majority of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) would likely be suspended for 19 years and state employees will be forced to enter into a hybrid plan if...

NEW: Governor and Treasurer Unveil Pension Reform

Today, Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo unveiled their long-awaited pension reform legislation, which calls for the suspension of COLAs and...

Unions May Go To War Over Municipal Pensions

A proposal that will put a dent in the combined $9 billion shortfall between the state and local pension systems will be introduced by Governor Chafee...

PODCAST: Unions May Go To War Over Municipal Pensions

A proposal that will put a dent in the combined $9 billion shortfall between the state and local pension systems will be introduced by Governor Chafee...

Esserman to be Named New Haven Police Chief

Former Providence Police Chief Dean Esserman will be named New Haven’s next Chief of Police, the New Haven Independent is reporting and a...

RI’s Baby Bust: Poor Economy Forced Birth Rates to Decline

Rhode Island had the third-lowest birth rate (per thousand) in the nation in 2009, a statistic that coincides with a sharp decline in fertility rates nationally...

NEW: Providence Submits Application for Mayoral Academy

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras in conjunction with Achievement First and Rhode Island Mayoral Academies has submitted an application to the Rhode Island Department of Education...

NEW: State Sen. Questions Legality of In-State Tuition Decision

Sen. James Sheehan  has written to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island questioning the legality of a decision by the...

NEW: State Recieves Hospital Conversion Application From Landmark/Steward

The Office of Attorney General (RIAG) and the Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) announced that on Friday, October 14, 2011 the two offices received the Hospital...

Tom Sgouros: Occupy Movement is on Right Track

Tom Sgouros went to the Occupy Providence rally Saturday and says the group is protesting all the right things.

NEW: Gas Price Up Slightly This Week

Gas prices are up one cent this week, marking the first price increase since September 12, according to AAA Southern New England.

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