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R.I. schools to be graded on how well they teach about...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island schools will be taking an exam in the future with one central question: How well do you teach financial literacy?Treasurer...
THE RHODE ISLAND TRUCKING ASSOCIATION says the annual Trucking Association Executives Council conference, which was estimated to generate $1 million in tourism, has moved from Newport to Rockport, Maine, due to the Ocean State's RhodeWorks truck-tolling policies.

RITA: Truck tolling cost R.I. $1M in tourism

PAWTUCKET – The annual Trucking Association Executives Council industry conference that was expected to generate an estimated $1 million for Rhode Island has been...

Sinclair and Tribune fall as FCC slams TV station sale plan

NEW YORK - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai questioned the legality of a controversial plan by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media...

Raimondo seeks to reduce plastic litter

NARRAGANSETT – At a pavilion at Scarborough State Beach, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Monday to cut down on plastic litter...

Rhode Island beach closures drop

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island is having to close its beaches less due to elevated bacteria levels, according to new statistics from the state Department...
After revision of the April CCI report saw the status rise from 67 to 75, the May CCI was measured at 92 per Lardaro's latest report released Monday. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI reaches low 90s for second time in 2018

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Tied with February for the highest measure this year, Rhode Island's Current Conditions Index rose 17 points to 92 in May...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. updates pain-management regulations to curb opioid abuse

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has updated its pain-management regulations to require doctors prescribing opioids to discuss the risks of taking the pain reliever, indicate...
SEN. JACK F. REED announced that two organizations have received a combined $609,000 to provide occupational training, job-placement assistance, and other key employment services to homeless veterans in Rhode Island. / COURTESY OFFICE OF SEN. JACK F. REED

Two R.I. veterans organizations receive $609K in federal funding

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island nonprofit organizations will receive $609,000 in federal funds to assist homeless veterans with employment opportunities and job placement, Sen....
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is hosting a free seminar on July 17, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., on tax changes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that will affect small businesses and individuals.

SBA hosting seminar on tax changes for small businesses

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Small Business Administration is holding a free training session on the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on July 17,...

URI to get new $120M ocean research vessel

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will land a new “state-of-the-art” ocean research vessel for use by a consortium led by the University of Rhode Island,...
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