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A NEW RANKING on college costs places Rhode Island at the top of the list for highest average tuition among colleges and universities located in the state.

R.I.’s average college tuition ranked highest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's colleges and universities have the highest average in-state tuition in the nation, according to a ranking published Wednesday by website...
SEVEN RHODE ISLAND and two Massachusetts schools were on Forbes' "America's Top Colleges 2019" list.

9 local colleges among Forbes’ top 650

PROVIDENCE – Forbes has ranked seven Rhode Island schools and two Bristol County, Mass., schools among the best 650 four-year, degree-granting institutions in the...

PC, RIC, Bryant collaborate to get grant for nuclear magnetic resonance...

PROVIDENCE – Providence College will use a $288,300 grant from the National Science Foundation to help pay for the purchasing of a nuclear magnetic...
BROWN UNIVERSITY was one of six local schools to be included on Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Princeton Review includes local schools on top 385 list

PROVIDENCE – Six local colleges and universities were named among the Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition released this week.Four local schools on...

Mekrut to chair national AAA board of directors

WILLIAM A. “BILL” MEKRUT, retired vice president and treasurer of FM Global, was recently elected as chairman of the national AAA board of directors...
RENOVATED HOME: Homeowner Carlos Reyes, left, is pictured with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and Smith Hill Community Development Corp. Executive Director Jean Lamb in front of his home at 120 Camden Ave. during ceremonies to celebrate homeowners moving into houses renovated under the city’s EveryHome program.
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One answer to blight

During a panel discussion in Providence following a screening earlier this month of a documentary featuring a family left homeless after an eviction, Mayor...

Raimondo flexes political muscle

By halting a proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is showing leadership despite the...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERITY students Caroline McNeil, left, and Lindsay Wright work in Assistant Professor Heather Axen's lab at Salve's Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences./COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

URI-based biomed research network gets $20M grant

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million to the Rhode Island Institutional Development Award of Biomedical Research Excellence, or...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
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Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
SPORTS BETTING: Attorney Joseph Larisa, founder of Larisa Law in Providence, stands in front of the Superior Court building in Providence. Larisa is representing Dr. Daniel S. Harrop, a Providence psychiatrist who has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking to overturn state approval of sports betting unless it is approved by voters.
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For some, sports betting is not a panacea, it’s just illegal

Did Rhode Island voters approve sports betting when they agreed to allow table games at the state’s casinos?A lawsuit filed this month in state...
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