Updated February 25 at 12:26pm
Politics
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Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced on Thursday a new performance goal to expand economic opportunity by doubling the Minority Business Enterprise utilization rate for state contracts by 2020. more
Prime Minister David Cameron rejected calls for a do-over vote on leaving the European Union and set up a team of officials to prepare for withdrawal following the referendum last week that stunned the world and triggered financial-market turmoil. more
ProvPort Inc., the nonprofit corporation that operates the Port of Providence, is seeking a state bond issue that would enable it to expand and accept cargo from ships that require ports with refrigeration capacity. more
Twin River Management Group is holding a campaign kick-off rally Tuesday to garner support for Question 1 on the November ballot that would allow for construction of a casino and hotel in Tiverton. more
John J. DeSimone was ousted from his position as House Majority Leader, the most powerful incumbent to lose his primary race Tuesday. more
The city of Providence ended its fiscal year with a $10.3 million operating surplus, buoyed by increases in revenue, according to an audit released Dec. 29 by accounting firm BlumShapiro. more
The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against the shooting of black men by police. A vicious circle of etribution would be something new for the United States where, unlike in other developed countries, killings by police far outnumber officer deaths in the line of duty. more
The Ethics Commission on Tuesday found probable cause that former state Rep. Donald J. Lally Jr. violated the state’s revolving-door rules when he accepted a state job last summer three months after leaving the General Assembly. more
The General Assembly passed legislation Thursday that allows Twin River to transfer Newport Grand operations to a new casino in Tiverton – if voters approve the measure statewide and in the proposed host town. more
Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
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