They visit overdose victims in the hospital. They hand out lifesaving drugs on the streets and educate their peers about their own relapses. In Rhode Island, former drug addicts are the most valuable fighters on the front lines of the…
By PBS NewsHour
From legendary masters to emerging stars, everyone wants to play the Newport Folk Festival. The relatively small, intimate three-day event sells out before the lineup is announced, attracting musicians who stretch the definition of the genre while retaining the original…
By PBS NewsHour
In 1993, former President Bill Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act, granting unpaid family leave to millions in the U.S. Decades later, the country has yet to implement a paid family leave policy -- but some…
By Christopher Booker and Connie Kargbo
Bernie Sanders can thank a patient ferry captain for helping to cement his Democratic presidential primary victory in the sleepy resort community of Block Island.
By Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
The long-standing former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci Jr., who was twice convicted of felonies but still had enough support to run again in 2014, died Thursday at age 74.
By Jennifer D. Jordan, The Hechinger Report
In the past four years, Principal Gara Field has done more than boost morale to turn around an urban elementary school that has struggled for years with leadership churn and low test scores.
By Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press
The Republican candidate for mayor of Providence has given a $1,000 donation to the Democratic candidate.
By Rachel La Corte, Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The…
Providence’s Buddy Cianci was once America’s longest-serving mayor who brought new life to a city in decline. But Cianci’s legacy was tarnished -- and two different administrations cut short -- by felony convictions in 1987 and 2002. This year, the…
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