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U.S. SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three companies for meddling in U.S. elections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS KLEPONIS

Mueller charges Russians with pro-Trump, anti-Clinton meddling

NEW YORK - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the details of a widespread and coordinated campaign by Russians to influence the U.S. presidential election...
AN ORDINANCE TO REDUCE the number of single-use plastic bags in Providence was introduced to the City Council. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GRAHAM BARCLAY

Ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags introduced to Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE – Providence City Council Majority Whip Jo-Ann Ryan, D-Ward 5, introduced an ordinance on Thursday that would reduce the use of single-use plastic...
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
PREPARED: R.I. State Police Trooper Brendan Morgan with his opioid overdose kit and supply of naloxone that he needs to have for his patrol. /  PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

State making strides curbing opioid abuse

A 9 percent decline in opioid-overdose deaths during the first eight months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year shows Rhode...
SAFE STATION: The PVD Safe Stations program allows those battling drug addiction to come to city fire stations to seek treatment or information. Speaking with Zach R. Kenyon, right, Providence Fire Department acting EMS chief, are firefighters Garrett Sullivan, left, and Alvin Urena. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

City fire stations help combat drug addiction

Between 2009 and 2016, more than 1,700 Rhode Islanders died from drug overdoses.This sobering statistic is from the Prevent Overdose Rhode Island action plan...

Which poll is right on PawSox?

What does the public think of the current financing proposal for a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?Ask House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello,...

Family leave that pays for itself

Proposals to have the federal government help new parents take paid leave from their employment have generally come with serious disadvantages.If the government makes...

Report: R.I. among 11 states to receive highest grade for elections...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is among 11 states receiving the highest grade for elections security in a new report by the Center for American...

Report: 5K marijuana citations issued in R.I. since decriminalization

PROVIDENCE – Although possession of small amounts of marijuana was decriminalized in Rhode Island in 2013, police officers throughout the state continue to issue...

Cabo Verde is open for business

Cabo Verde was recently named one of the best places to visit in 2018. With its unique culture, diverse islands and beaches, the nation...
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