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Although Vice President Kamala Harris had a whirlwind visit to Rhode Island last week, she spent a lot more time with locals than predecessors Mike Pence and Joe Biden when they were here, respectively, in 2017 and 2016. The way that Harris directed the more
The uncertain future facing Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence burst into public view last week. That was after the Los Angeles-based owner of the hospitals, Prospect Medical Holding, got an more
Whether the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd represents a paradigm shift will take time to tell. For many, the conviction represents a long overdue step toward greater accountability. "No verdict will ease the pain of the Floyd more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
By KELLY SULLIVAN On June 30, 1884, residents of Warwick packed the Town Hall; 49 of them to apply for liquor licenses. The majority of people sitting there that day had arrived with the intention of protesting the granting of new licenses or the renewal more
When Sabina Matos won election as president of the Providence City Council in 2019, it was impossible to know that she'd win the pick a few years later to be Rhode Island's lieutenant governor. Matos, 47, nonetheless emerged as the early frontrunner for more
(NAPSI)—Over 70 million Baby Boomers grew up playing board games and watching game shows together—and they still love doing both.  A new pop culture trivia game is taking Boomers on a … more
Back in 2014, Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley wound up throwing his support to Jorge Elorza shortly after staging a news conference on one of his pet peeves - how utility companies repeatedly tear up the same stretch of road. Smiley's decision more
Gina Raimondo may one day look back on last week as the time when everything changed. Raimondo has a shiny new high-profile gig as Commerce secretary in the Biden administration, where she'll be involved in everything from the Census and salmon more
The ongoing battle over the CharterCARE hospitals - Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence and Our Lady of Fatima in North Providence - began quietly. Max Wistow, the lawyer known for representing the state in its litigation over 38 Studios, in July more
There's little doubt that Gov. Gina Raimondo will be confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Commerce secretary. But when that happens is a big question. For devotees of Rhode Island politics, the slow-motion transition between Raimondo and Lt. Gov. Dan McKee more
To paraphrase "The Twilight Zone," Rhode Islanders are living in a moment of both shadow and substance, in which the state has two governors, no governor, or something in between. Thanks to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Gina Raimondo's nomination as more
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