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Council calls Elorza’s pick for police role into question amid new...

PROVIDENCE – Controversy surrounding Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department post has escalated with new allegations about the hiring...

UMass Law, Springfield College launch accelerated law degree program

DARTMOUTH – The University of Massachusetts School of Law and Springfield College are both launching a new accelerated law degree program. UMass Law said pre-law...

Providence opens bids for $1.6M in youth nonviolence programs

PROVIDENCE – The city of Providence is extending its efforts to tackle and proactively deter crime to its young adult residents. In two separate, recently...

City Council gives first approval to changing Providence Police community relations...

PROVIDENCE – A monthlong controversy over Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s pick for a new Providence Police Department leadership role was settled quickly and with...

Local business owner pleads guilty to filing false tax documents

PROVIDENCE – The owner of the Providence-based business R.I.J. Inc. pleaded guilty to charges related to underreporting and failing to pay taxes on income,...
A lawsuit filed in federal court challenging the constitutionality of Rhode Island's Oct. 1 COVID-19 vaccine mandate was thrown out by U.S. District Judge Mary Susan McElroy, who said that claims to a religious exemption aren't grounds to stop the policy from taking effect. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Judge shoots down challenge to R.I. vaccine mandate, dismissing religious exemptions

PROVIDENCE – A federal court judge on Thursday denied a lawsuit filed by four health care workers seeking to halt Rhode Island’s Oct. 1...

Appeals are mounting in Purdue Pharma bankruptcy settlement, including from R.I....

Objections to a historic settlement with Purdue Pharma are mounting in the form of appeals, with Rhode Island's attorney general saying Wednesday the plan...

Biden nominates 9 candidates for federal prosecutor posts, including R.I. U.S....

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden is nominating nine lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, a diverse group of candidates in...

R.I. responds to lawsuit over lack of religious exemption in health...

PROVIDENCE – A lawsuit filed on Thursday on behalf of four health care workers, who brought the action under pseudonyms including “Dr. T.” and...

City Finance Committee recommends changes to Providence Police community relations post

PROVIDENCE – The city Finance Committee gave the green light on Tuesday to a proposal to shift the new Police Department community relations role...

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