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NEW: Patrick Kennedy in the Middle of Super Bowl Marijuana Fight

Smart Approaches to Marijuana, an anti-marijuana legalization group co-founded by Patrick Kennedy is in the middle of a billboard battle with the Marijuana Policy Project ...

NEW: N. Scituate Man Arrested For 29 Fake Online PS4 Transactions

George Demedeiros of 90 Pine Hill Road, North Scituate Rhode Island was arrested Wednesday by the RI State Police's Computer Crimes Unit...

Brown Announces 250th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Semiquincentenary: a word that Christina Paxson, President of Brown University, wants us all to learn.

EXCLUSIVE: Cianci Weighs in on Providence Mayoral Race

Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr. was feeling good Tuesday after being released from Miriam Hospital. Good enough, in fact, to quickly weigh...

Will Foxwoods Funded Fall River Casino Sink Newport Grand?

With Foxwoods looking to vie for a resort casino license in Fall River, Rhode Island elected officials are keenly aware the new development just over...

NEW: Patch’s Latest Layoffs Impact Rhode Island

Patch has laid off an undisclosed number of employees and editors today, with East Greenwich's editor confirming being let go as part of a...

NEW: Students Dress as Lab Animals to Protest High-Stakes Testing

Student members of Providence Student Union (PSU) gathered in the Rhode Island State House Rotunda on Wednesday afternoon dressed as guinea pigs and lab rats...

PODCAST: Cianci Weighs In on the Providence Mayor’s Race

Former Providence Mayor Vincent `Buddy’ Cianci Jr. was feeling good Tuesday after being released from Miriam Hospital.

Julia Steiny: It Takes Guts to Depict a Happy, Healthy Childhood

Medieval storytellers and play-masters always faced the huge problem that Evil was so much more fun to portray than Good.

Rhode Island Districts with the Most Home Schooled Students

See who's being home  schooled where in Rhode Island -- and why supporters advocate strongly for the option.

Rhode Island has nearly 1,500 home schooled students for the 2013-2014 school year -- according to the Rhode Island Department of Education. While the number of...

slides: See Where Rhode Island Students Are Home Schooled

More than a thousand of Rhode Island's students don't attend a school at all, but rather are home schooled. These 1,444 students are spread...

NEW: Fox Fined $1500 by Ethics Commission for PEDP Non-Disclosure

Speaker of the House Gordon Fox

The Rhode Island Ethics Commission has fined Speaker of the House Gordon Fox $1500 for violating the state's code of ethics.  

NEW: Rhode Island’s Unemployment Rate Now Worst in Nation

Rhode Island's unemployment rate for December 2013 ranks as worst in the nation, and is the only state with a rate higher than nine-percent. 

PODCAST: Rhode Island Districts w/ the Most Home Schooled Students

Rhode Island has nearly 1,500 home schooled students for the 2013-2014 school year, according to the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Rhode Island in Top Three Nationally for 4th Grade Reading Gains

Rhode Island is among the top three in the nation for gains made in fourth grade reading proficiency, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT has announced.

Brown University to Host Senator Olympia Snowe

Brown University's annual Noah Kreiger '93 Memoiral Lecture will be delivered this year by former Senator Olympia Snowe, Republican of Maine.

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

To raise -- or not to raise -- the minimum wage in RI?  That is one of the questions in the 2014 governor's race at the moment.

The debate over raising -- or not not raising -- the minimum wage in Rhode Island has recently taken center stage in the 2014 gubernatorial race,...

NEW: Providence NAACP Issues Call to Action with Community Groups

Jim Vincent with the Providence NAACP prepares to address crowd outside Garrahy Judicial Complex in Providence.

The Providence NAACP along with community supporters unveiled today a call to action in response to the "dangerous climate of tension and escalating violence among...

Rhode Island Ranked Last in New England for Best States

Rhode Island is last in the Northeast in a comprehensive assessment measuring states' health, wealth, and education.

RI PowerPlayer: Keith Oliveira

Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one individual who is making an impact on Rhode Island. This week, GoLocal sat down with Keith Oliveira,...

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