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Were you OK with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo not taking questions...

It had been nearly three weeks since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo had spoken publicly in Rhode Island before her Jan. 13 COVID-19 briefing, which...

Gov. Raimondo: Job creation in R.I. will be ‘blueprint for how...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she plans to use programs that have led to job creation in Rhode Island as a blueprint...

R.I. small-business community optimistic for McKee leadership

PROVIDENCE – While the national spotlight now shines on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her nomination as U.S. Commerce secretary, it’s Lt. Gov. Daniel...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO RECEIVED a 41 percent approval rating in Morning Consult's third quarter governor approval rankings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Should layoffs and furloughs of state workers be part of the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has so far resisted calls for layoffs of state employees amid the pandemic-induced economic crisis and has sought only limited...
BUDGET TALK: Rep. Marvin L. Abney, D-Newport, chairman of the House Finance Committee, speaks during discussions before a full House vote last month on the $12.75 billion 2020-2021 state budget. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi has said Abney will continue as finance chairman in the 2021 session. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pandemic, progressives, new House leadership could put twist on contentious issues

The 2021 legislative session is shaping up to be another severe departure from the norm, with a temporary change of venue for both chambers,...

Gov. Raimondo in quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19

PROVIDENCE – For the second time in a month, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is in quarantine after a close contact tested positive for the...
THE FIRST SHIPMENT of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine is unpacked at Rhode Island Hospital on Dec. 22. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP./BILL MURPHY

R.I. groups make arguments for vaccine priority

The highly anticipated rollout of the first vaccines for COVID-19 has begun in Rhode Island, but the order of those inoculations is under scrutiny. The...

What’s the #1 issue state lawmakers need to address when the...

State lawmakers only recently passed a fiscal 2021 budget after a long break due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They get back at it this month,...
DAVE WITHAM, left,, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co. in Warwick, is pictured with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Harper. Dave Witham died Dec. 25 of cancer. / COURTESY GOFUNDME

Proclamation Ale Co. co-owner Witham dies of cancer on Christmas Day

WARWICK – Dave Witham, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co., died Dec. 25 of cancer after being diagnosed with the disease a...
CRISIS MANAGER: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has had to make many difficult decisions in 2020 as Rhode Island grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, and she says the recovery process may be difficult, too. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘It’s going to take a while to get back on our...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo started 2020, her sixth year as governor, by outlining her priorities to improve education, affordable housing and job opportunities for...

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