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ARTS NONPROFIT AS220 in Providence says it needs to raise $100,000 by June 30 to avoid making "drastic cuts," according to Co-Executive Director Shauna Duffy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

‘We need help right now’: AS220 seeking $100K by June 30...

PROVIDENCE – The financial picture that is being painted at AS220 is not a pretty one. And the nonprofit that supports local youth artists on...

State leaders, educators call for more civics education funding

PROVIDENCE – A pair of state lawmakers have filed proposed legislation that, if passed, would provide $1 million in statewide funding for civics education...

Lawmakers propose legislation to protect image likeness rights for college athletes

PROVIDENCE – A pair of state lawmakers introduced legislation in the R.I. General Assembly that would allow collegiate athletes to personally profit from the...

Independent state audit says R.I. has strong financial result in fiscal...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of the Auditor General has completed its audit of the state government's financial state for fiscal 2023 and says...
Heather Singleton / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL

Five Questions With: Heather Singleton

Heather Singleton | Interim CEO and president, Rhode Island Hospitality Association 1. What issues does RIHA hope the General Assembly addresses in 2024? We...

Is pension reform a ‘lose-lose’ proposition? State panel is going to...

Twelve years is a long time to harbor resentment.  Ask the 28,000 retirees in the state pension system, who are struggling to keep up with...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank's 2023 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island notes that a record number of Rhode Islanders in 2023 needed assistance due to inflation and federal COVID-19 food support programs ended. / PBN FILE PHOTO / JAMES BESSETTE

New R.I. food bank status report shows food insecurity has worsened

PROVIDENCE – With the COVID-19 pandemic fading in the rearview mirror, there was a belief that food insecurity would decrease with people returning to...
Steven Feinberg / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With: Steven Feinberg

Steven Feinberg | Executive director, R.I. Film and Television Office 1. How has the writers strike ­affected film production in Rhode Island? The...

Preservation Society of Newport County names Shekarchi, Ruggerio preservation champions

NEWPORT – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, were recently named the 2023 Preservation Champions of...
STUDENTS IN RHODE ISLAND have shown overall improved proficiency in both math and English language arts on the Rhode Island Common Assessment System exam in 2023. However, R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green said the state still has a lot of work to do to improve educational outcomes across the state. / AP FILE PHOTO/MARY ALTAFFER

RICAS results show educational improvement, but more work needed

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education on Wednesday released its latest Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System exam results, which show year-to-year improved student...
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