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NEW: RI Exports Continue to Grow at Record Pace

Rhode Island was one of 29 recognized by the US Department of Commerce for achieving

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced that 2012 was another positive year for Rhode Island exports, with continued significant growth. Rhode Island is one of 29 states recognized...

NEW: Kilmartin Joins $7 Million Settlement Over Google Street View

RI's Attorney General jumps aboard multi-state suit against Internet giant over its collection of data.

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement with Internet giant Google over its collection of...

RI ACLU Says Internet Censorship in Public Schools Goes Too Far

Organization says school districts' attempt to bar inappropriate material proving too restrictive to students/teachers' First Amendment rights.

In an effort to prevent students from accessing inappropriate material on school computers, public school districts in Rhode Island are trampling on the First Amendment...

NEW: Senators Pitch Inspector General to combat state waste/fraud

In light of the recent controversy, five state Senators say Rhode Island needs dedicated official to combat fraud and waste in state government.

One day after Governor Lincoln Chafee found himself embroiled in controversy for refusing to release a report by Ken Block that reportedly documents causes of...

LISTEN: Former Union Leaders- Taveras Misleads

Moments after Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter ruled that Providence’s pension reform deal with active police members, active firefighters and retirees was a ...

A Lower Corporate Tax or Lower Sales Tax: What Does RI Need More?

The choice between lowering the state's corporate tax rate and the state's sales tax isn't

Last week’s news that the state’s unemployment rate had dropped to 9.8 percent in January of this year sparked a lot of...

NEW: Chafee Defends Decision Not to Release Fraud Report

Governor Lincoln Chafee cites ongoing investigation as reason his administration won't provide details of a report done by Ken Block.

Governor Lincoln Chafee has defended his decision not to release the results of an internal report commissioned by Ken Block that has reportedly found instances...

NEW: Taft-Carter rules Providence Pension Changes “Fair”

Superior Court judge Sarah Taft-Carter cleared the way for city's landmark deal to proceed as planned with her ruling today.

Providence’s landmark pension reform changes have survived a key hurdle as Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has just issues a ruling that the...

NEW: ACLU, Common Cause Criticize Chafee for not Releasing Report

The Rhode Island ACLU and Common Cause both question whether Governor Chafee can legally withhold a report on waste and fraud by Ken Block.

Wasting little time crafting a joint response, Common Cause and the Rhode Island branch of the ACLU have both criticized Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee...

NEW: RI Gas Prices Falling Slightly

AAA Southern New England reports that the average price per gallon is down a penny in Rhode Island over the past seven days.

Don’t look now but it appears gas prices might actually be falling in Rhode Island. One week after the average price per gallon...

NEW: RWU Professor Files Lawsuit Against Faculty Assocation, NEARI

Sharon DeLucca is seeking $1.1 m after unions were

A senior professor of Graphic Design at Roger Williams University has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the university’s Faculty Association (RWUFA)...

RI Powerplayer: Senator Louis P. DiPalma

Meet Senator Louis P. DiPalma, one of the General Assembly’s most active members thus far this legislative season.

Every Monday, GoLocalProv.com shines the spotlight on one individual who you may not know that is making a large impact on Rhode Island. This...

NEW: Report Says RI Economy Picking Up Steam

URI economist says Rhode Island's economy is off to a decent start in 2013.

Last month, URI economist Dr. Len Lardaro turned heads when he pronounced that Rhode Island’s economy was on the rebound after issuing his...

LISTEN: Lower The Corporate or Sales Tax?

Last week’s news that the state’s unemployment rate had dropped to 9.8 percent in January of this year sparked a lot of...

RI State Report: EDC Nominees, Unemployment & An E-Cigarette Ban

This week's State Report takes a look at the latest unemployment numbers, the Governor's nominees for the EDC and a couple of controversial bills regarding taxi drivers and cell phones.

In this week’s State Report, we focus on the newly-released jobs numbers for the month of January and Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s...

In Case You Missed It: Super Ranking-Top New England Colleges 2013

Brown University was the highest ranking Rhode Island college in GoLocal's new  super-rankin g of the 86 best colleges and universities in the region. How did your school do?

"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....

DLT Director: RI’s Unemployment Rate Won’t “Turn Around Overnight”

Should Rhode Islanders feel good or bad about the latest unemployment report? It depends on how you look at it.

When the RI Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) released its January report detailing the fact that Rhode Island’s unemployment rate had dropped...

INVESTIGATION: State Fails Federal Goal on Child Protection Cases

The state Family Court settles less than half the child protection cases assigned to it every six months, falling far short of federal and state...

EXCLUSIVE: MetLife to Cut 500-600 Rhode Island Jobs

MetLife Inc.'s move to a central office in North Carolina will cost 500-600 Rhode Islanders their jobs.

The news yesterday that MetLife Inc. would be transferring 240 jobs out of Rhode Island is actually much worse than originally reported. Over the next two...

WEATHER UPDATE: RI’s Storm Outlook for Friday Afternoon

The massive storm spinning over RI yesterday and today may leave as little as a few inches or up to a foot, depending on where you live.

The massive ocean storm is over 500 miles from New England but continues to spin heavy snow into parts of Southern New England this morning. The...

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