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Owners of the Pawtucket Red Sox presented a detailed plan for moving the AAA team to downtown Providence Monday, earning a skeptical if not critical reception from the commission that controls the site the team wants for its new ballpark. more
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today poked fun at the possibility that former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, a Republican turned independent, might be a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. more
(Updated 1:46 p.m.) Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is considering a run for president of the United States in the 2016 election. more
Amid concerns of sliding attendance caused partly by last year’s failed attempt to build a new baseball stadium in Providence, Pawsox owners are trying to make amends with fans and the team’s hometown of Pawtucket. more
HealthSource RI said that the rate of uninsured Rhode Islanders has dropped to 5 percent. more
(Updated 3:32 p.m.) Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.6 percent in August, a two-tenths of a percentage point drop from July and 1.8 percentage point decline from August 2014, the state Department of Labor and Training reported on Thursday. more
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Roe v. Wade ensured that women have the right to reproductive freedom. more
The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2 million over four years to a team of University of Rhode Island and University of North Caroline researchers to study Lyme disease prevention and exposure among outdoor workers. more
The White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of President Obama’s TechHire initiative, a multi-sector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
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