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Helena B. Foulkes announces run for governor

PROVIDENCE - Former CVS Health Corp. executive Helena B. Foulkes, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy in Rhode Island's 2022 gubernatorial election. In a video...

McKee anticipates mask wearing for all school students

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee said at his press briefing on Tuesday that he anticipates that all of the state's school districts will...

R.I. pension fund hits record $10.3B in assets in FY2021

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's pension fund grew by $2.2 billion in fiscal 2021, ending the year with a record $10.3 billion in assets, General...
COURTNEY HAWKINS has been appointed the new chief policy officer for the city of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced recently. / COURTESY MAYOR'S OFFICE

Hawkins, Department of Human Services director, resigns

PROVIDENCE – Courtney E. Hawkins, director of the R.I. Department of Human Services, submitted a letter of resignation Thursday. “Leading the team of hundreds of...
RHODE ISLAND HOUSE DEMOCRATS have Rhode Island House of Representatives have elected a new leadership team. / PBN FILE PHOTO BY NICOLE DOTZENROD.

PPP taxation proposal draws pushback in Senate hearing

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s business community let their voices be heard in the R.I. Senate on Thursday in opposition to taxation of Paycheck Protection...
R.I. GENERAL TREASURER Seth Magaziner penned a letter to Rhode Island's lenders, urging them to process Paycheck Protection Program loan applications for all qualified small businesses in Rhode Island, not just for existing customers. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. pension system again recognized for transparency

PROVIDENCE – For the third year in a row, Rhode Island's pension system has earned a certificate of achievement for transparency in financial reporting...
ENROLLED: Torrell Mola, right, has enrolled her children in Providence Promise, a nonprofit focused on providing support for students to seek higher education. From left, Mola’s son Keyon; husband, Bruyere; and daughter Iliyah walk Bella, the family dog, along the Providence Pedestrian Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Providence Promise eases path to higher education

Distance learning hasn’t been easy on Torrell Mola. In the spring, the Providence mother of two was juggling the schooling of her son and daughter...

Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...

R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much...

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