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Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain 

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday that the U.S. economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very...
ALLAN W. FUNG reacts after losing the 2nd Congressional District race Nov. 8. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Where does the R.I. GOP go after difficult Election Day showing?

PROVIDENCE – The “Red Wave” many Republicans both locally and nationally were hoping for never made it to the shores of Rhode Island on...
TAKING CONTROL: Providence Mayor-elect Brett Smiley says striking new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreements with many of the city’s nonprofit institutions is one of the most important tasks his administration will undertake next year. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… Simmering financial issues await Mayor-elect Smiley

Brett Smiley is no stranger to Providence City Hall. In 2015 and 2016, he was chief operating officer for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. On...

Are you more hopeful or less about the near-term future after...

After months of political candidates fighting it out in debates, through television ads and incessant text messages, the 2022 elections are all but over,...

Mass. keeps new immigrant driver’s license law; Healey makes history 

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts voters have voted against repealing a new law allowing immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain state driver's...

After his win, Gov. McKee plans for R.I.’s future 

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Now that R.I. Gov. Daniel J. McKee has won his first full term in office, the Democrat is developing a vision...

6 R.I. communities reject cannabis sales; combined $1.4B in local school...

PROVIDENCE – Voters in 25 Rhode Island communities Tuesday approved recreational cannabis sales, while another six rejected allowing pot businesses to set up in...

R.I. voters approve all 3 statewide ballot questions

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters passed all three ballot questions in Tuesday’s general election.  According to WPRI-TV CBS 12 Wednesday, Question 1, which asked for...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins 2nd Congressional seat 

PROVIDENCE (AP) – State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping...

Gov. McKee wins 1st full term: ‘We’re just getting started’

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Democratic Gov. Daniel J. McKee has easily defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus to win his first full term in office. "We're just...
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