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HIGH STAKES: The state could lose one of its two U.S. House seats if this year’s census doesn’t turn up enough residents to justify keeping both. / AP FILE PHOTO/
PAUL SANCYA

Census matters more than you may realize in R.I. this year

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the census news was not good for Rhode Island. Population shifts across the country pointed to the likelihood of...

Brown sets example for PPSD support

Brown University on July 29 strongly answered the call for support of Providence’s underperforming public schools, with a $10 million endowment. Who’s next? Brown’s initiative...
Dylan Conley

Small business neglected in recovery plans

Congress has failed Rhode Island business. When the Great Recession hit in 2008, despite the lessons that could have been learned from the dotcom...

Raimondo seeking $310.5M in housing, infrastructure bonds

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo intends to seek $310.5 million through state bonding this year for housing, infrastructure and environmental improvements – an...

Map aims to reduce fishing, offshore wind conflicts

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – A University of Rhode Island professor has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to create a...

Do you support the planned Providence Multi-Hub Bus System, which will...

The R.I. Department of Transportation plans to move most bus routes out of Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence, sending them to new hubs on...

DEM awards $1.5M in open space grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $1.5 million in grants to protect 322 acres of open space in Rhode Island,...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. will begin accepting applications for the Restore RI grant program startingMonday. The program is designed to help small businesses significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Raimondo announces creation of $50M Restore RI grant program for small...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's administration on Wednesday announced the creation of a $50 million grant program to aid businesses severely impacted by...

DEM awards $4.4M for climate-resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $4.4 million to 13 municipalities and community organizations for climate-resilience projects, the department announced...

Fed sees dim economic outlook as virus squeezes economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve expressed concern Wednesday that the viral outbreak will act as a drag on the economy and hiring in...

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