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NEW: Former Secretary of State Susan Farmer Passes Away

Susan Famer (R), pictured with friend Susan Kaplan at the recent YWCA Women Holding Office celebration this past spring.

Former Secretary of State Susan Farmer has died after a courageous battle with cancer, GoLocal has learned from multiple sources.  

RI’s Worst Speed Traps? Balancing the Budget Through Tickets

Are increased traffic stops and citations related to public safety -- or revenue enhancement?

Woonsocket's severe financial straits as of late have been well documented, with a taxpayer group recently filing a class action lawsuit to block the...

John Hazen White’s LOOKOUT: Rhode Island Needs to Talk Twin River

GoLocalProv welcomes John Hazen White, CEO of Taco, Inc., and his LOOKOUT column on the most important issues facing Rhode Islanders -- and what to...

NEW: RI ACLU Announces Third Lawsuit Against RI Education Board

Steven Brown, ACLU of Rhode Island executive director.

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union announced today that it is seeking legal action against the Rhode Island Board of Education,...

In Case You Missed It: 25 Wealthiest Rhode Island Neighborhoods

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: Does Carcieri’s 38 Studios Legacy Hurt Fung?

Earlier this week, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung announced that he had formed an "exploratory committee" for a potential run for Rhode Island Governor in 2014.

The Biggest Challenges Facing Business in RI

From a far-reaching web of local, state, and federal regulations to spiraling health insurance costs and the mounting pressures of global competition, small business owners...

slides: The Top 10 Biggest Challenges for RI Businesses

What is it that makes it so difficult to do business here in Rhode Island?

NEW: Free Food Truck Extravanganza at JWU Harborside in Providence

Tonight and this fall,  Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus will be host to free food truck extravangas at 265 Harborside Boulevard

RWU Law Dean David A. Logan: Reviewing RI’s Legal Landscape

RWU Law Dean David Logan reflects on the great strides RI has made in law, and the progress still to be made.

Much has changed in the legal profession since I became dean of Roger Williams Law in 2003, and the completion of 10 years as head of Rhode...

slides: Providence Mayor Race: Is Cianci the Game Changer?

Who will be the next Mayor for the City of Providence in 2014?  With rumors and speculation swirling, the first and foremost question is if,...

Julia Steiny: A Smart Way To Engage Math-Haters

A summer program by the Northern Rhode Island Collaborative taught kids to appreciate the usefulness of math in the real world.

Five high-school seniors cluster behind a pillar in a lecture hall at Rhode Island College. Behind them is a movie-sized screen, and in front looms...

What Rhode Island Can Do to Move the Economy Forward

It's high season for business expos and conferences in Rhode Island.  Can they help move the RI economy forward?

The Rhode Island economy has been showing signs of progress as of late -- and over the course of the next several weeks, a number...

NEW: Rhode Island ACLU Blasts Board of Education NECAP Vote

Steve Brown with the RI ACLU

Following last night's decision by the Rhode Island Board of Education to deny a petition filed by students and other organizations to reconsider the...

NEW: Naval War College to Hold 9/11 Ceremony in Newport

Established in 1884, the U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world.

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 12 p.m. on Wednesday,...

NEW: Kilmartin to Represent National AG Association in Moscow

Attorney General Kilmartin hosted the IAP's North American and Caribbean Regional Conference in Providence in August.

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has been chosen to represent the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) at the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) 1...

In Case You Missed It: Rhode Island’s 25 Smartest Neighborhoods

"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: The 20 Hottest Real Estate Towns in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island real estate market appears to be on the rise -- see where the

Summer may be all but over with cooler weather fast approaching, but the housing market in Rhode Island continues to heat up, according to the...

What RI School Districts Spend on Kids vs. Admin Costs

On average, cities and towns in Rhode Island spend about half their education budgets on classroom instruction, but individual school districts vary widely, with some...

slides: RI District by District Breakdown on Education Costs

How much do school districts spend on actually teaching students as opposed to building maintenance, superintendent salaries, debt payments, and other expenses not directly related...

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