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GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO recently signed an executive order at Thundermist Health Center calling for equitable access to behavioral health care. / COURTESY THUNDERMIST HEALTH CENTER

Raimondo’s executive order calls for equitable access to behavioral health

WOONSOCKET – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed an executive order Friday at Thundermist Health Center calling for access to behavioral health care at a...
THE R.I. DELEGATION announced a second round of $2.1 million in federal funds to combat the opioid epidemic in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KIYOSHI OTA

R.I. delegation announces second round of $2.1M to fight opioid epidemic

PROVIDENCE - A second round of $2.1 million in federal funds has been awarded to the R.I. Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO, left, delivers a meal to a woman during the 2017 March for Meals Campaign. / COURTESY MEALS ON WHEELS OF RHODE ISLAND

Meals on Wheels raises record $58K for 2018 March for...

PROVIDENCE – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island raised a record $58,900 during its 2018 March for Meals annual fundraising and public awareness campaign...
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE has announced a resolution for a problem that blocked many people from qualifying for federal student loan forgiveness. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse announces program fix for federal student loan forgiveness

PROVIDENCE – An amendment attached to the new federal budget has fixed a glitch that blocked many eligible people from obtaining federal student loan...
SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, D-R.I., is one of several co-sponsors introducing the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 Act to increase the funding authorization levels for the CARA programs enacted in 2016. / COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Five Questions With: Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) 2.0 Act to increase the funding authorization levels for the CARA...
ROUTE 37 IS scheduled for $76 million in safety upgrades, for which officials recently secured $20 million in federal funding. / COURTESY RIDOT

R.I. congressmen, Raimondo announce $20M for Route 37 upgrade

PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Rhode Island's congressional delegation announced a $20 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant Tuesday that will...
STORM SURGE: By 2065, a 100-year storm surge would damage approximately 13,736 homes in Warwick, Barrington, Narragansett, South Kingstown and North Kingstown, representing more than half of all homes in Rhode Island’s 21 coastal communities, according to the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. / COURTESY R.I. COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL

The CRMC says parts of coastal R.I. could soon be underwater...

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island’s vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...
A NEW 2,000-SQUARE-FOOT residential penthouse apartment will be created on the roof of the 12-story Union Trust Co. Building. / COURTESY JUST ASK/SCOTT KINGSLEY

New penthouse apartment to be added atop Union Trust Co. Building

PROVIDENCE – A penthouse apartment will be created atop a historical building in downtown Providence.The project will create a 2,000-square-foot residential apartment on the...
DIGGING OUT: A truck clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in the Misquamicut community of Westerly following “Superstorm” Sandy in 2012. Today the town is still dredging 20,000 cubic yards of sand from Winnapaug Pond deposited there during the storm.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

The Ocean State has seen the damage storms can cause. So...

(Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring Rhode Island's vulnerability to coastal flooding and what businesses, property owners and local communities...

Whitehouse appointed to Senate Finance Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse was appointed to the Senate Finance Committee by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Tuesday, the only major committee...
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