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Marijuana debate needs full airing

Last December, Statehouse Democratic leaders came out against an anticipated proposal from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults. They’d...
TIME TO LET GO: Visitors to the Statehouse can see the seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence ­Plantations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Is it time to remove “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s...

Ten years ago, Rhode Island voters overwhelmingly rejected eliminating "Providence Plantations" from the state's official name. Statehouse leaders have said they'll pass legislation giving voters...

Raimondo: ‘They came here to torch the Statehouse’; curfews set

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday activated the Rhode Island National Guard and local mayors announced curfews in anticipation of another night...

General Assembly chambers undergoing restoration, update

PROVIDENCE – A $2.5 million project to restore and update the General Assembly chambers at the Statehouse is underway and is expected to be...
AT THE CENTER OF THE ACTION: The Providence rail station, the proposed center of an intermodal transit hub, is getting pushback on a number of fronts, despite the city’s need for improved public transportation infrastructure.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Prov. transit projects should be supported, not undercut

A number of residential and commercial interests have filed suit to stop work on one piece of a series of projects aimed at improving...
REP. JOSEPH J. SOLOMON JR., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the Statehouse grounds. /COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Five Questions With: Joseph J. Solomon Jr.

Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, late in the General Assembly session this year introduced legislation that would preserve the open space of the...

Opinion: R.I. must not allow dangerous abusers to possess firearms

On April 5, I spoke at the Statehouse as a survivor of domestic violence to support the Protect Rhode Island Families Act (S0405/H5510). It...

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