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Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement, including from R.I....

Objections to a historic settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island's attorney general saying Wednesday the plan...
THE U.S. NAVY is releasing a strategy that describes plans to overhaul its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological edge over potential adversaries. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

Navy is overhauling education system as U.S. advantages erode

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The U.S. Navy is overhauling its approach to education because the nation no longer has a massive economic and technological...

AP: Schools takeover, abortion debate top R.I. news in 2019

PROVIDENCE (AP) — The state takeover of the struggling Providence school system, a debate over abortion rights in the General Assembly and immigration protests...
R.I. HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Matiello wants House lawmakers to do a thorough review of Rhode Island Veterans Home, following reports of potential plans to claim a total of about $500,000 from the estates of veterans who lived at the home and died without a will. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Mattiello wants more legislative oversight at vets home

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The Rhode Island Veterans Home is proposing new ways to close a nearly $3 million deficit, prompting the state's House speaker...
MORE STATES are expected to take on the debate over legalizing sports gambling in 2020. Above, the sports betting lounge at Twin River Casino Hotel. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Sports betting’s rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020

LINCOLN (AP) — The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino's sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month:...
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