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(Updated 6 p.m.) In a surprise midsession move, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced on Wednesday she will leave her post as one of the most powerful politicians in the state to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. more
Obamacare, President Donald Trump is fond of saying, is a "complete and total disaster" and must be replaced. more
Once upon a time, Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court justice nominees had a straightforward purpose: For Senators to learn the views of the nominees. more
(Updated, March 22, 1:24 p.m.) A two-part series by PBN staff writers Mary MacDonald and Eli Sherman on the Providence 6-10 Connector controversy took first place in the Society of American Business Editors and Writers annual Best in Business competition. more
Since President Lyndon Johnson and a bipartisan Congress created the national arts and humanities endowments, no president has called for their elimination -- until now. more
PROVIDENCE – First Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch has been named acting United States attorney for the District of Rhode Island following the departure of former U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha, who resigned after being asked by … more
PROVIDENCE – Nine members of the Providence City Council voted to set a May 2 special election for Ward 3 residents to vote on Councilman Kevin Jackson's political future, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported March 13. A weekend special meeting was … more
For the first time in nearly a dozen years in January, Rhode Island's jobless rate was lower than the United States as a whole. But as we look at the state's employment situation, one point must remain paramount – this is no time to lose … more
The Massachusetts economy continues to perform well, given that total jobs, unemployment, wages and gross state product are close to or better than pre-recession levels. more
(Updated 3:04 and 3:57 p.m.) “Reckless and unrealistic.” “An assault to our values as Rhode Islanders.” more
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