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Constitutional conventions: A relic of old or a chance for reform?...

Shall there be a convention to amend or revise the state constitution?  The state’s House of Representatives Monday unanimously approved two resolutions sponsored by Judiciary...

Ranked-choice voting advocates empowered after CD1 primary results

Calls for voting reform grew to a roar in the days heading into Rhode Island’s competitive and crowded Democratic congressional primary.  Now on the other...
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Providence tax proposal won’t fix problems

The 2019 real estate revaluation came as a surprise to the Providence residents whose ZIP codes faced unusual tax increases. That triggered a legislative tangle....

Zoning proposal would cap college students living in duplexes at 3

PROVIDENCE – A proposed zoning amendment would restrict the number of college students who could share a two-family house, or duplex, in the R-1...
THE BROWN FACULTY CLUB building, at 1 Magee St. in Providence, is the most notable building on the street. City Councilman Sam Zurier has introduced a resolution to rename the street Bannister Street. / COURTESY ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CLUBS

Zurier introduces resolution to rename Magee Street as Bannister Street

PROVIDENCE – A Providence City Councilman has introduced a resolution that would rename Magee Street in College Hill, named for a former slave trader....
VALUABLE RESOURCE: CODAC Behavioral Healthcare Inc., headquartered in Cranston, operates six centers in Rhode Island that offer addiction-treatment services. Above, CODAC CEO and President Linda Hurley talks with Robert Babat, program administrator for Newport CODAC. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Neighborhoods pushing back against Suboxone clinic expansions

Rhode Island has about 300 medical professionals who are trained and licensed to prescribe Suboxone, a drug that helps people who are addicted to...
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