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Richard August: RI Lawmakers Are Off-Target in Gun Debate

Richard August says General Assembly members shouldn't bother making anti-gun laws when they're unconstitutional and unlikely to work.

I have owned and used firearms for hunting, target shooting, self defense and in the Army for nearly 60 years. I am a member of the...

Honor Roll Student Criticizes Testing Policy After Failing NECAPs

An honor roll student from Coventry High School junior may not be able to graduate thanks to the RIDE's testing policy.

Samantha Gobin is a typical high school student. A junior at Coventry High School, Gobin is a member of both of her school’s...

RI Powerplayer: U.S. Senator Jack Reed

U.S. Senator Jack Reed has represented Rhode Islanders in Washington since 1997 and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Every Monday, GoLocalProv.com shines the spotlight on one individual who is making a large impact on Rhode Island. This week, we sat down with...

Rhode Island’s Schools, Infrastructure In Desperate Need of Repair

While the true extent of the damage is unknown, estimates say RI buildings being neglected, like the rest of the country.

At a time when school districts are battling rising pension costs, lower state and local aid and increasingly difficult unfunded mandates, the one thing being...

NEW: Messy March Storm Hitting Rhode Island Tonight

A messy March storm is heading toward Rhode Island, making a potential mess of the morning commute on Tuesday.

When will this winter ever end? Well, apparently not anytime soon. Yet another messy March storm is headed our way destined to start overnight and...

NEW: Common Cause Launches Website to Reverse Ethics Bill Decision

Government watchdog group asks viewers to contact Gordon Fox, ask him to reinstate House Judiciary's motion.

One week after taking Gordon Fox to task for his decision to nullify a vote by the House Judiciary Committee on a bill that would...

NEW: MA Gamblers Account for Majority of Visits to RI Casinos

A new survey shows Twin River relies on Bay State gamblers to survive. That's less than great news for the RI-based organization as Massachusetts will come online with its own casinos soon.

Massachusetts residents visited neighboring Rhode Island's two slot parlors more than twice as many times as Ocean State residents in 2012, according to a new...

LISTEN: RI Schools in Need of Repair

At a time when school districts are battling rising pension costs, lower state and local aid and increasingly difficult unfunded mandates, the one thing being...

Students Dare Educators, Adults to Take the NECAP Tests Themselves

Providence students hope

The debate over high-stakes testing requirements in Rhode Island has pitted students who believe tying exam performance to graduation is unfair against adults and educators...

RI State Report: SNAP Fraud, Foreclosures and Tougher Parole Laws

This week's State Report takes a look at the controversial Ken Block report, a move towards creating an Inspector General and RI's improving foreclosure rate.

This week’s State Report centers on the release of a new report which found startling instances of waste and fraud in Rhode Island...

In Case You Missed It: 25 Best Cities + Towns For Business in RI

"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....

Jim Reed: Help for RI’s Housing Crisis

Guest Mindsetter Jim Reed says the Public Housing Association of Rhode Island should be commended for its efforts in helping Rhode Islanders find housing.

How can we talk about housing in Rhode Island without hearing from PHARI? There is an organization that serves and represents the largest group of...

The Most Foreclosed Communities for 2012

The worst of the housing crisis may be behind it, but Rhode Island is still plagued with foreclosures that make the state the highest-ranking in...

NEW: John Hope Settlement House Under Fire for Financial Struggles

The John Hope Settlement House has reportedly lost nearly $2 million in endowments and other funds.

Reportedly losing upwards of $30,000 per month, the 74-year-old John Hope Settlement House in Providence is on the brink of fiscal ruin and members of the...

Aaron Regunberg: RI Educators Can Learn a Lot From Philadelphia

Aaron Regunberg says closing schools may seem like an easy answer to budget woes but it leads to unintended consequences.

Last week, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission (SRC) voted to close 23 city schools and relocate or merge five others. More than 14,000 students will be impacted...

Brown Researchers Say Iraq War Has Killed 190K, Cost $2.2 Trillion

University's Cost of War project says conflict is 44,000 times higher than initial estimates thought possible.

Researchers at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies released a report today detailing the cost of the Iraq War: 190,000 people killed and...

LISTEN: Most Foreclosed Properties in 2012

The worst of the housing crisis may be behind it, but Rhode Island is still plagued with foreclosures that make the state the highest-ranking in...

Julia Steiny: Teaching to a Tech-Savvy Generation

Dawn Casey-Rowe (far left) and her team won Startup Weekend Edu with their business BetaMatch.

Social-studies teacher Dawn Casey-Rowe has a power-plant's energy packed into a petite frame. Her students at Davies vocational school come for the...

LISTEN: Best Cities & Towns to Do Business

GoLocal’s new ranking, RI’s Best Cities Towns For Doing Business, takes an analytical look at every city and town in RI...

NEW: Mutiny Underway as Fox Boots O’Neill From Judiciary Committee

Inside sources say move was retaliation for last night's controversial passing of an ethics commission bill from the committee.

House Speaker Gordon Fox has removed Rep. J. Patrick O'Neill from the House Judiciary Committee in a reported retaliation for the Pawtucket Democrat&rsquo...

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