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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...

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...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO speaks at the 6-10 Interchange project kickoff ceremony. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGNEHEIM

6-10 Interchange ceremony kicks off project

PROVIDENCE - A ceremony celebrating the beginning of the 6-10 Interchange project took place Monday morning at 1 Magnolia St. in the city. R.I. Department...
DCOR LLC's Edith offshore oil and gas platform stands at sunset in the Beta Field off the coast of Long Beach, Calif. /BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

Whitehouse: Offshore drilling in R.I. not happening

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday gave a pointed response to the Trump administration’s plan to vastly expand offshore drilling in several...
STANDING OUT: Pictured with Caitlin Kennedy, left, Clinical Pharmacist Managed Care coordinator, and Melissa Feid, Transitions of Care program manager, Dr. Al Kurose, president and CEO of Coastal Medical, says the company is reducing costs by creating jobs and transforming how to deliver health care. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Accountable care creates new roles, rapid growth at Coastal Medical

Coastal Medical is a physician-owned-and-governed, primary care-driven accountable care organization based in Providence. It delivers service to 120,000 patients, with 20 medical offices and...

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