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STORY OF THE WEEK: After an update of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights recently got close to the finish line, there was 0.0% chance that legislative leaders wouldn’t get it … more
Last Tuesday, June 4, the RI House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed a bill (H 7165A) that’s a step toward decriminalizing prostitution. Lobbyists for decriminalized prostitution have … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Pro-Palestinian protests at Brown University came to a peaceful end last week – a contrast to the mass arrests and disorder seen on many campuses across the country. Isabella … more
STORY OF THE WEEK State-mandated disclosures about the deaths and near-deaths of Rhode Island children have become increasingly frequent over the last year. Twenty-eight fatalities and an … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston community members’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Maria Manzi is a life-long … more
School vacation week made for some swift journeys across the Washington Bridge. STORY OF THE WEEK As the state awaits a forensic review of what went wrong with the Washington Bridge, the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: For a long time, it seemed as if Scott Avedisian was destined to be mayor in perpetuity of Warwick. He could be counted on to win re-election as a genial GOP moderate, even amid … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “We’re leaving no stone unturned as far as accountability,” Gov. Dan McKee said last Friday, as he unveiled Max Wistow and Jonathan Savage as the lawyers who will … more
Ken Block’s new book, Marty Walsh for James Diossa & our fractured media landscape. There’s no truth to the rumor that Rhode Island will be the setting for a remake of … more
As soon as I saw Pete Fontaine open the office door, a smile spread across his face, I knew he was up to something. It was the day before Thanksgiving and everyone was pressing to meet deadline … more
Humans of Cranston is a recurring column showcasing the stories of Cranston community members’ community involvement, diversity, and unique life perspectives. Justin Bibee is the Assistant … more
Notice how most folks have a little more spring in their step with extra daylight? You can follow me through the week on threads and what we used to call the twitters. Here we go. STORY OF THE … more
STORY OF THE WEEK:  The next race for governor of Rhode Island is more than two years away, so assessing the full political fallout from the Washington Bridge saga will take time. In the … more
Oh the fun the Follies would have had with the Washington Bridge! You can follow me through the week on threads and what we used to call the twitters. Here we go. STORY OF THE WEEK: Last week, … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Back in the day, the approach of the end of February would signal the time for the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies – the bygone annual satiric sendup of the year in Rhode … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: During an address last week to the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Dan McKee suggested the worst traffic fallout from the Washington Bridge is in the past. “We have to … more
STORY OF THE WEEK After a recent news dump, when the McKee administration shared details of a federal request for records related to the Washington Bridge, Gov. Dan McKee tried to regain control … more
STORY OF THE WEEK : Will the real Rhode Island stand up? Is it the place where Gov. Dan McKee’s latest budget proposal “will help ensure our state reaches its fullest potential,” as … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Claudine Schneider is a rare breed in American politics: a Republican and former RI congresswoman who is doing everything in her power to stop Donald Trump from returning to the … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The Rhode Island General Assembly returned to business last week, with the usual feeling of something akin to students returning to the classroom for the first day of school. House … more
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