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VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you feel good about the direction of the state and...

Record numbers of voters locally and nationally cast ballots in the Nov. 3 elections, leading to a hotly contested presidential election and a host...
VOTES TO APPROVE Question 1, which would eliminate "Providence Plantations" from Rhode Island's official name is currently on pace to pass. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Rhode Island’s name change on track to be approved

PROVIDENCE –  The unfinished count of the vote that could change the name of the state shows that so far 52.8% of voters approved...
A STATEWIDE ballot question in the Nov. 3, 2020, election asks voters whether to shorten the state's official name to drop the plantations reference. / AP FILE PHOTO/SUSAN E. BOUCHARD

Rhode Islanders deciding speaker’s fate, state name change

PROVIDENCE (AP) – A statewide referendum that would shorten Rhode Island's official name and the Democratic House speaker's tight race for reelection are dominating...

Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...

R.I. House Judiciary Committee passes bill for state name change on...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill that would put a question on November's...
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