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 News Desk
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 Jennifer D. Jordan, The Hechinger Report
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…
By Kayla Ruble
Eight acrobats fell to the ground after the platform they were hanging from by their hair collapsed during a circus performance in Rhode Island on Sunday, leaving nine performers seriously injured.
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