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RAISING THE BAR: Paul A. Suttell is poised to succeed Frank J. Williams as chief justice of the R.I. Supreme Court. /

Suttell named president of Conference of Chief Justices

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell on Wednesday was named president of the national Conference of Chief Justices. Suttell this week...
THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

R.I. issues guidance for businesses filing taxes on PPP loans

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Revenue and Division of Taxation issued tax filing guidance on Monday for businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program...

State courts plan to resume regular operations by Sept.

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's courts are preparing to resume regular operations this fall. State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell issued an executive...

Twenty one mopeds impounded on Block Island

NEW SHOREHAM – Twenty one mopeds were impounded on Block Island on Sunday for what Police Chief Matthew C. Moynihan characterized as erratic and...

Not nice: Baron Cohen sues Massachusetts cannabis dispensary

BOSTON (AP) – Actor Sacha Baron Cohen has sued a Massachusetts cannabis dispensary he says used an image of his character Borat on a...

McKee signs two bills on gun laws

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee signed two bills into law Monday pertaining to guns in Rhode Island. The first, a bill banning “straw purchases”...

Purdue Pharma exit plan gains steam with OK from more states,...

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s plan to reorganize into a new entity that helps combat the U.S. opioid epidemic got a big boost as 15...
GREGORY W. BOWMAN, dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, says a new required course for students on race and the law will give students some grounding in the historical perspective of the structures of the law and systemic inequities that exist within the law. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

RWU School of Law introduces required course on race and the...

BRISTOL – Roger Williams University School of Law announced Monday that it will introduce a new required course for students that will focus on...

Senate OKs immigrant driving privileges but vote not expected in House

PROVIDENCE – The Senate passed legislation on Thursday that would allow the state's Division of Motor Vehicles to issue driving privileges to undocumented residents. The...

Rhode Island leaders back statewide body camera program

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's state leaders are aiming to equip about 1,700 police officers across the state with body-worn cameras over the next 12...

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