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CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island rose by 201 on Thursday, with one new death. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 201, with 1 new death;...

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 201 on Thursday, with one new death, the R.I. Department of Health said...

Report: R.I. has 13th-highest minimum wage in U.S. when adjusting for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the 13th-highest minimum wage relative to the cost of living in the United States in 2020, according to a...

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican governors: Cut off a $300-a-week federal supplement for unemployed...
ELIZABETH M. TANNER, middle, director of the R.I. Department of Business Regulation, demonstrates how the lottery for the medical marijuana dispensary licenses will work. Tanner was at the Office of Cannabis Regulation on Friday with Russ Griffiths, left, a DBR policy analyst, and Matthew Santacroce, the state's cannabis chief. PBN PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN

R.I. to hold lottery for five medical marijuana dispensary licenses on...

WARWICK – Two years after state lawmakers approved the expansion of Rhode Island’s medical marijuana dispensaries from three to nine, a lottery will be...

CVS begins offering Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots at over 9.8K...

WOONSOCKET – Moderna COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available to eligible individuals at more than 9,800 CVS Pharmacy locations following authorization from the...

R.I.’s September unemployment rate tied for 2nd highest in N.E.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island tied for the second highest unemployment rate in New England in September at 5.2%, according data released by the U.S....
PROVIDENCE EQUITY PARTNERS has invested in the California-based education technology company Seesaw Learning Inc.

Providence Equity invests in Calif.-based classroom technology platform company

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners had invested in the San Francisco company Seesaw Learning Inc., the two organizations announced Friday. Seesaw Learning is a software-as-a-service...

Will the $300,000 South Water Street bike lane in Providence be...

The R.I. Department of Transportation on Oct. 21 reversed course and said it would not seek a review of the contested South Water Street...
R.I. STATE REP. Carlos E. Tobon, D-Pawtucket, is co-chair of the House ARPA Task Force, which will have a say in how the state spends its $1.1 billion slice of the American Rescue Plan Act funding. PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

House ARPA chairman: ‘Surgical’ approach needed in spending $1.1B

Billions of federal dollars have been bestowed upon Rhode Island through COVID-19 relief funding, but a large portion of the money sits unused as...

Council calls Elorza’s pick for police role into question amid new...

PROVIDENCE – Controversy surrounding Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department post has escalated with new allegations about the hiring...

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