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This Week's Poll

Were you OK with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo not taking questions...

It had been nearly three weeks since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had spoken publicly in Rhode Island before her Jan. 13 COVID-19 briefing, which...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO RECEIVED a 41 percent approval rating in Morning Consult's third quarter governor approval rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited...

What’s the #1 issue state lawmakers need to address when the...

State lawmakers only recently passed a fiscal 2021 budget after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They get back at it this month,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Health said that due to the mild side effects caused by the COVID-19 vaccine, staff members of long-term care facilities should be vaccinated in phases to prevent multiple staff members from not feeling well at once. / AP PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Should Rhode Island’s communities of color and other residents living in...

Limited distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has begun in Rhode Island, with health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities getting the first vaccinations. But...

Do you expect to spend more, less or about the same...

Some retailers are expecting a strong holiday shopping season in spite of the pandemic. The National Federation of Retailers has predicted a 3.6% to 5.2%...
LOCAL REGIONAL TOURISM districts, the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport have partnered to relaunch the BuyLocalRI campaign and website. Above, a screenshot of BuyLocalRI.org.

Will you go out of your way to “buy local” this...

Rhode Island’s tourism districts have joined with the Rhode Island Foundation and BankNewport on a “Buy Local RI” campaign, just in time for the final...

Does the $100M Rhode Island on Pause grant program target funding...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Nov. 25 announced an additional $100 million for Rhode Island businesses and families affected by a two-week pause she...

Is it time for Rhode Island to legalize adult recreational marijuana...

A year ago, Statehouse Democratic leaders made it clear weeks before lawmakers opened the 2020 legislative session that they were not ready to support...

Are teenagers and young adults getting too much of the blame...

As cases of COVID-19 surge across the state and country, teenagers and young adults are increasingly coming under scrutiny in many communities as potential...
IN GOVERNOR Gina M. Raimondo's new bout of restrictions announced Thursday included early curfews for restaurants and bars. / COURTESY FEDERAL HILL COMMERCE ASSOCIATION

Is the state providing enough financial support for restaurants and bars...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced grants that will be provided to restaurants, bars and other businesses that can prove losses due to having...

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