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NEW: Providence Named One of America’s Snobbiest Cities

Providence ranks as the 8th snobbiest city in the country, while San Francisco, Boston, and New York City claimed the top spots.

Providence is one of the country's snobbiest cities, according to an article by Travel + Leisure magazine. The city came in 8th out of 20 cities...

RI’s Biggest Legislation Passed in 2013

The 2013 Rhode Island legislative session has been one of the most controversial and longest.  This session is now reaching into July and the budget,...

NEW: Binder Withdraws from 2014 State Rep Race

Mark Binder, who ran against Gordon Fox in 2012 and announced earlier this year he would be running for State Rep in District 4 in 2014, declared he...

Leonardo Angiulo: What You May Not Know About The DOMA Decision

The Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act's (also known as “DOMA”) definition...

In Case You Missed It: NE Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Bryant University in Smithfield was one of two Rhode Island colleges with the highest-paid graduates in New England.

"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....

slides: New England Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Two Rhode Island schools rank among the top 25 in New England based on salaries of recent graduates. Brown University came in at #10 on http://www...

Rhode Island Ranked #2 in States that Bet on Big Sin

Rhode Island is the #2 state in the country that "bets on big sin," according to report issued this week on bloomberg.com -- and taxes...

NEW: Large Bear On The Loose in Scituate

Police in North Scituate are warning residents by phone of a large bear on the loose, spotted in the RI town this morning.

A large bear is on the loose in Scituate, Rhode Island, according to the Scituate Police Department, which has sent robocall warnings to Scituate residents...

NEW: RI Retirement System Named Small Public Plan of the Year

Why is the General Treasurer smiling? The state's retirement system has just been named the Small Public Plan of the Year by Institutional Investor magazine.

The Employees' Retirement System of Rhode Island was named the Small Public Plan of the Year for its innovations and achievement in managing its $7.7 billion...

LISTEN- New England Colleges With The Highest Paid Grads

Two Rhode Island schools rank among the top 25 in New England based on salaries of recent graduates. Brown University came in at #10 on http://www...

INVESTIGATION: Despite Reform, Pensions Will Cost RI More in 2013

Despite pension reform taking effect, the cost of the state retirement system has increased this year by about $20 million, according to state financial records and...

NEW: Brown, RIC, URI, to Advance South Street Power Station Redevelopment

The South Street Power Station — “Dynamo House” — is a former Narragansett Electric/National Grid power plant that was operational from 1912 through the early 1990s. The property has been vacant since 1999.

Brown University accounced today plans to advance a comprehensive redevelopment project in Providence’s Jewelry District, in collaboration with the State of Rhode Island...

Providence + Worcester Named Smartest Cities 2013 By Lumosity

When Providence combined forces with Worcester in a statistical cluster, the cities emerged as one of the smartest in the US, acccording to Luminosity.

It took Providence’s and Worcester’s combined intellectual powers, but together the two cities ranked #28 in a new Smartest Cities 2013 ranking from...

LISTEN- Pensions Will Cost RI More in 2013 Despite Reform

Despite pension reform taking effect, the cost of the state retirement system has increased this year by about $20 million, according to state financial records and...

NEW: RI House, Senate Finance Approve Budget

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a fiscal year 2014 budget Wednesday night by a vote of 52-20.  The full Senate is expected to take up the budget on Thursday following Senate Finance voting it out of committee Wednesday night.

The Rhode Island House of Representatives approved a $8.2 billion state budget for state fiscal year 2014 shortly after 8 PM this evening, which contained the highly contested...

RI Leaders React to General Assembly Budget

The late night battle over the 2014 Rhode Island State budget took a number of unexpected turns. One big vote pointed to a lack of control...

NEW: Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to strike down DOMA, or the Defense of Marriage Act.

The Supreme Court has struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a law that prohibits federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

NEW: Charlestown Dem. Town Committee Wants Veto on Land Use Bills

The Charlestown Democratic Town Committee asked Governor Lincoln Chafee (D) to veto legislation that would restrict the municipalities’ ability to regulate local land use...

LISTEN- RI Leaders React to General Assembly Budget

The late night battle over the 2014 Rhode Island State budget took a number of unexpected turns. One big vote pointed to a lack of control...

Julia Steiny: Careful What You Want & How You Measure Getting It

Numbers rule, and is that a good thing? Are assessments out of control?

I'm personally embroiled in a quandary over assessment and evaluation–not watching from journalistic distance for a change, but actually doing it. For...

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