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By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Saturday's Honor Flight was Victory Flight, the 22nd since retired Providence Fire Department Chief George Farrell and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association initiated the program locally to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by train from Providence to Boston. Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, would like to cut that time in half. He thinks that possible, although it's more
Moving those cookies out Pallets of cookies reaching at least 15 feet high provided the backdrop Saturday as Girl Scouts from East Greenwich, North Kingstown, Jamestown and Cumberland loaded up vehicles from their respective communities with cookie more
By ETHAN HARTLEY One of the oft-forgotten perks of living in Rhode Island is that history is all around us. For Cranston residents in Edgewood, a pretty significant piece of history has been discovered, literally, right in their back yards. Cranston more
By JOHN HOWELL While Rhode Island Republicans have difficulty recruiting candidates to run for public office - with many seats left uncontested - a contest has shaped up for the chair of the state party with five candidates vying for the slot. All five more
By JOHN HOWELL They're going to build a lunar command module at the Warwick Area Career and Tech Center. Expect it to be completed by the end of the spring semester and ready for takeoff on July 20. Although designed for space travel, this module more
Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise. He was arraigned in Third Division District Court on Thursday morning, where he entered no plea and was ordered held without bail. more
IN THE LEAD: State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Warwick Rep. Joseph McNamara led state officials on the route. Way out in front was Senator Jack Reed, who carried the … more
Rhode Islanders for Reform plan to continue their fight to change House rules even though their demonstration at the State House on Tuesday did nothing to alter the re-election of Nicholas Mattiello … more
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