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McKee: Nightclubs that have vaccinated patrons can open fully for Memorial...

PROVIDENCE – Nightclubs that require full vaccination of patrons can open to full occupancy on May 28, the start of Memorial Day weekend, Gov....

R.I. higher education to get $178M in stimulus aid

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s colleges and universities have been allocated over $178 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the state's...

Elorza unveils pension reform plan through $700M bond

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is asking the state to let it borrow up to $704 million to aid its beleaguered pension fund,...

R.I. to drop residency requirement for COVID-19 vaccine

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will drop its residency requirement for vaccines as of May 17, in an effort to reach tourists who will start...

DEM receives $300K from feds for brownfield assessments

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has been awarded a $300,000 federal grant to assess contaminated properties under the state’s Brownfields Program,...

Leader of interstate equipment theft ring pleads guilty

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The ringleader of a group that stole about $700,000 worth of construction equipment, boats, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and trailers from...
THERE WERE 3,840 individuals in Rhode Island who filed for pandemic unemployment insurance assistance last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

GA backs unemployment benefit changes

PROVIDENCE - Changes to state unemployment benefits that let recipients earn more money while still getting benefits won approval in the House on Wednesday. The...

Survey: R.I. voters want federal aid used on small businesses, education

PROVIDENCE – A public-opinion survey of Rhode Island registered voters conducted by the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University found that a...

Inaction on marijuana legalization suits R.I. business groups

PROVIDENCE – If state lawmakers and Gov. Daniel J. McKee can’t find common ground on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana use this year, most...
NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House passes 20-year deal to run state-sponsored lottery

PROVIDENCE - The House on Tuesday approved an agreement with International Game Technology PLC, and its partner, Bally's Corp., for a 20-year deal to...

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