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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...

HUD Report Shows Housing Discrimination Against Minorities

From being told about available housing, to getting in-person viewings, to simply setting up an appointment, minorities are at a disadvantage when it comes to their housing searches.

Black, Hispanic, and Asian renters and homebuyers are experiencing housing discrimination across the country, according to a new report released by the US Department of...

NEW: Meeting Notes Show Fox, Paiva-Weed Pushing for 38 Studios

Notes from a conference call in the fall of 2010 between state leaders and bond raters appear to show strong support from Speaker of the House...

LISTEN-HUD Report Shows Housing Discrimination Against Minorities

Black, Hispanic, and Asian renters and home buyers are experiencing housing discrimination across the country, according to a new report released by the US Department...

Taveras Admin. Fails to Comply with Freedom of Information Request

The Administration of Angel Taveras has been ignoring -- and failing to respond completely -- to requests for travel information relating to travel costs for...

NEW: RI Organizations File Petition To Rescind High-Stakes Testing

A coalition of 17 RI organizations has filed a petition with the Dept of Education, asking to rescind high-stakes testing graduation requirements.

The Providence Student Union, in coalition with 16 other organizations, filed a formal petition today to rescind RI’s new high-stakes testing graduation requirement. Under...

NEW: King Tide Hits RI Tonight With Abnormally High Tides

Abnormally high tides will hit the Rhode Island coast for the third night tonight.

It’s king tide season in Rhode Island and tonight will bring another abnormally high tide to our coastline.

Leonardo Angiulo: Aaron Hernandez Should Probably Lawyer Up

If you were New England Patriots' Aaron Hernandez, would you lawyer up right about now? Photo: Aaron Frutman.

Typically, we hear more about Aaron Hernandez after football season starts. The Patriot's tight end is a dominant force on the field but, according...

slides: What Newporters Love About Newport—RI’s Best Communities 2013

As the great news of Newport being named Rhode Island's Best Community 2013 began to be celebrated on Aquidneck Island, GoLocalProv spoke with locals about...

slides: In Case You Missed It: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2013

What's the best community in Rhode Island? What is the best place in Rhode Island to live, whether you're a young single,...

CHART: Rhode Island’s Best Communities 2013 From #1 To #39

How did Rhode Island's cities and towns break down, data-wise, in GoLocalProv's Best Communities 2013 analysis? See some of the data GoLocal used for...

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