Rhode Island voters will get another chance to strip the words “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s formal name. Lawmakers on Thursday approved a joint resolution to put the question on the November ballot.
By Associated Press
The sharp drop in revenue could jeopardize some states' ability to provide basic services.
By Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press
Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Rhode Island Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo have won re-election.
By Associated Press
At an after-school STEM club in Rhode Island, students are working on an engineering challenge -- because they want to be. The low-stakes, fun environment offers time for exploration when resources or hands-on activities may be in short supply during…
By Lisa Stark, Education Week
By William Brangham, Mike Fritz, Frank Carlson
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 Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo
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 Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
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.
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.
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