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INVESTING IN R.I.: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Brown says Rhode Island should follow North Dakota in setting up a revenue-generating bank for the state. He says the lending bank would partner with local community groups and credit unions, with profits reinvested in the state. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Matt Brown wants R.I.’s governor to focus less on business interests...

Matt Brown, a longtime activist for social, educational and environmental causes, wants to bring that mission to the top level of state government next...

R.I. receives $10M increase in opioid-mitigation funding

PROVIDENCE – Sens. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., led an effort to successfully change the grant formula for state opioid-mitigation funding...

Whitehouse tours CODAC center to view opioid epidemic impact

PROVIDENCE – While Rhode Island has made significant headway in addressing the opioid crisis, health officials throughout the state say more work is needed...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
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...
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