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Rhode Island Traffic Commission Rejects Propsed Ban on Trucks Using Certain Roads to Avoid Paying Future Tolls –

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Chinese-American police officer sues city for discrimination

A Rhode Island police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city of Providence in which he says he wasn't promoted because he is Chinese-American. Eugene Chin has been a … Click to Continue »

Rhode Island gubernatorial hopeful says it’s up to minorities to fix racism displayed in Virginia

While President Donald Trump’s botched response to this past weekend’s violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been widely panned, only a handful of prominent Republican elected officials have explicitly criticized the president’s blame-both-sides remarks. Show More Summary

Mayor pushes to keep PawSox in Rhode Island

A Rhode Island mayor is pushing state lawmakers to approve a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox so they can stay in their current hometown. WPRI-TV ( ) reports … Click to Continue »

NC's "hit and kill" bill one of many designed to stifle protests

22 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And of course it was started by Big Oil protecting its profits: State lawmakers in Florida, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Texas also considered similar measures, which the American Civil Liberties Union nicknamed "hit and kill" bills. Show More Summary

The United States of Movies

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

How do you select the most iconic movie for each state in the US? Some are pretty easy, because there aren't that many movies set in Rhode Island, Delaware, or West Virginia, you you go with what you have. Other movies were chosen because the locale is very much a part of the story, like how A River Runs Through It for Montana. Show More Summary

Residents vote to replace recalled city councilman

Voters are heading to the polls to replace a Rhode Island city councilman who lost a recall election after he was indicted on embezzlement charges. Residents in Providence's Ward 3 … Click to Continue »

Judge dismisses charges in town house sharing ordinance case

The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island says a judge has dismissed charges against several Narragansett residents accused of violating a town law that bars more than four unrelated … Click to Continue »

State threatens to withhold aid over school choice dispute

Rhode Island officials are threatening to withhold $16,500 in aid from a school district over a school choice dispute. The Westerly Sun reports ( ) the Chariho School Committee denied … Click to Continue »

Hurricane Gert provides solid summer surf for most of East Coast

Hurricane Gert offered up the most significant tropical surf on the East Coast so far this summer, giving waves from Florida up to Rhode Island. The post Hurricane Gert provides solid summer surf for most of East Coast appeared first on

New education commissioner supports free tuition plan

Rhode Island's new commissioner of postsecondary education says she will still push for the governor's original plan of offering free college tuition after it was scaled back by state Democrats. … Click to Continue »

Massachusetts city council approves attempt to lure PawSox

A Massachusetts city council has overwhelmingly passed a resolution directing the city manager to try and bring the Pawtucket Red Sox from Rhode Island. The resolution approved 8-1 by the … Click to Continue »

50 cent tax hike on cigarettes takes effect

The tax on a pack of cigarettes in Rhode Island is now 50 cents higher. WPRI-TV reports ( ) the hike takes effect Wednesday, raising the tax on cigarettes from … Click to Continue »

Researchers to study chemical contamination of US waters

University of Rhode Island and Harvard University professors are collaborating through a new research center to study chemicals that have contaminated water at sites nationwide.

Undersea Technology: A Strategic Rhode Island Advantage

In 1869, the U.S. Navy’s first research facility—the Naval Torpedo Station—was built on Newport, Rhode Island’s Goat Island. This rich history continues today, as the state is home to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, which provides the technical foundation to ensure the U.S.

Environment roundup

California law requires cities, counties to generate elaborate plans for new housing. No need to grant permits though [Liam Dillon, L.A. Times] Strenuous campaigns to block fossil fuel infrastructure have helped saddle Rhode Island with...Show More Summary

Mystery 'Metal Starfish' Found Off Rhode Island Coast

At East Beach, in Charlestown, Rhode Island, an object was recently found about 10 feet from the shore at low tide. It's a bit of a mystery. The object resembles a starfish, but is made of concrete and metal. And at first, Peter Brockmann,...Show More Summary

Metal mystery object at beach has everyone baffled - CNET

Aliens haven't landed on a Rhode Island beach, but pretty much all other guesses are on the table for a strange object found embedded in the sand.

The Summer's Best Road Trips

Pack the cooler. From surfing in Rhode Island to fishing the newly reborn Elwha River in the Northwest, these are the season’s quintessential weekend escapes.

RI community college second-lowest tuition in New England

A new study has found that while tuition prices have increased, Rhode Island still has the second-lowest community college tuition in New England. The New England Board of Higher Education … Click to Continue »

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