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By DANIEL KITTREDGE In a significant step toward the legalization of recreational marijuana, two local lawmakers last week submitted legislation in the Rhode Island Senate that would establish a regulatory and tax structure for retail cannabis sales. The more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE It's a job that carries a six-figure salary, a staff of a half-dozen employees and a budget of more than $1 million. It also a position that, to this point, come with limited power and little in the way of clear-cut responsibilities. more
    As February comes to a close here in Rhode Island, I want to make sure you've got the latest info on our COVID-19 response.   Make sure that you're signed up for … more
I have exciting news to share about our vaccination campaign: all Rhode Islanders 75 and older can now register for an appointment at one of our two State-run vaccination … more
Rhode Island has already administered nearly 130,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, but there’s still a long way to go. This is a challenge unlike any other we have faced, and we’re … more
Gov. Gina Raimondo deserves a great deal of credit for her handling of the pandemic. In the earliest and most anxious days of the crisis, she was a strong, steady, reassuring presence helping to guide Rhode Islanders - a marked and most welcome contrast more
By ARDEN BASTIA "Today, I'd like to speak directly to the Rhode Island residents, families and businesses. And I want you to know who I am, begin to know who I am, what I believe, and why we are prepared to execute a smooth transition during these more
The holiday season — a celebration of light, love, and family amidst the shortest and coldest days of the year — is more important now than ever before. After a challenging year, … more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Positive trends in the state's latest COVID-19 data show the three-week "e;pause"e; that ended Sunday was the "e;right call,"e; Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday during her final briefing of 2020. "e;We have turned the corner,"e; the governor said, more
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