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Editor’s Choice: Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan

EDITOR’S CHOICE Whitehouse to discuss American Rescue Plan SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., will discuss the American Rescue Plan and how it will affect small businesses...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO signs an executive order on Monday authorizing Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee to oversee and manage the fiscal year 2022 state budget. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

Raimondo resigns; McKee sworn in as governor

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo was easily confirmed as U.S. secretary of commerce in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Hours later she resigned...
THE REACTION TO Gov. Gina M. Raimondo being selected as President-elect Joe Biden's secretary of commerce has been mostly positive. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo’s Cabinet appointment garners mostly positive reaction from local leaders

PROVIDENCE – Elected and politically tied officials, company executives and nonprofit leaders on Friday offered both congratulations and criticism to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo...

Whitehouse legislation would boost mental health services for veterans

PROVIDENCE – Named in part after a Johnston native and former U.S. Marine, new legislation introduced recently by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., aims...
HELPING HAND: Anne McDermott, Salve Regina University financial aid director, says the university has taken steps to assist students financially during the COVID-19 pandemic, including forming the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund.  / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Debtors fret over end to student loan reprieve

Kimberly Silva was a mortgage underwriter for nearly 20 years when the market crashed in 2008. That spurred her to jump into a new...

Whitehouse helps with effort to call attention to pancreatic cancer

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is among a group of federal lawmakers who have drafted a resolution designating November as Pancreatic Cancer...

Beacon a lesson for hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...

Providence postal workers speak out against recent cutbacks

PROVIDENCE – Members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation joined postal workers outside the Main Post Office in Providence on Aug. 25 to speak out...
THE R.I. PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to aid its procurement of 17 new fuel efficient buses, as well as to make site improvements. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH

RIPTA to receive $8.9M for fuel-efficient buses

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority will receive $8.9 million in federal funds to help the state replace 17 high-mileage busses with more-fuel-efficient...

Thundermist awarded $128K federal grant for telehealth program

PROVIDENCE – A federal grant awarded to Thundermist Health Center last week will help fund telehealth services at the health care provider, which has...

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