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Group files suit challenging R.I. school mask mandate

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A group of Rhode Island parents and grandparents has filed a legal challenge to Gov. Daniel J. McKee's statewide school mask...

Should the General Assembly return in the fall to consider unfinished...

When state lawmakers ended this year's General Assembly session earlier this summer, legislative leaders acknowledged they might have to return before the end of...

Shooting at Rhode Island social club leaves 2 dead, 1 hurt

WARREN (AP) – One person was killed and a second was injured in a shooting at a social club in Rhode Island, while the...

Providence Police seize 30 ATVs in two weeks

PROVIDENCE – A more strategic crackdown on illegal all-terrain vehicles across the city is yielding some initial success, with about 30 ATVs and dirt...

Are you satisfied with Providence’s response to the growing presence of...

The Providence City Council held a special meeting on Aug. 10 to discuss a recent surge in some violent crimes in the city, including...

Charges in battle over Cranston panhandling ordinance dismissed

A yearslong legal battle over attempts by Rhode Island's second-largest city to ban panhandling is coming to a close with the dismissal of charges...
WOONSOCKET RESIDENT Greg Duhamel left this comment on Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's official Facebook page before being blocked. The ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of him and another resident, claiming the mayor's blocking of constituents violates their First Amendment rights. / COURTESY AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF RHODE ISLAND

ACLU sues Woonsocket mayor for blocking constituents on Facebook

WOONSOCKET – The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of two men against Woonsocket Mayor Lisa...

McKee signs pay equity, women’s health bills

PROVIDENCE – Protections for women in the workplace, schools and with insurance companies were among the host of bills enshrined into law by Gov....
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...
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