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(Updated, 5:21 p.m.) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of killing three Boston Marathon spectators and injuring 260 others in the first deadly terrorist bombing in the U.S. since Sept. 11, 2001, pleaded not guilty to murder charges. more
(Updated, 1:30 p.m.) Rhode Island ranked among the worst states for business in the United States again on CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2013 report, earning the No. 49 slot. more
The Rhode Island Lottery, the Ocean State’s third largest source of revenue, was awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 16th consecutive year. more
Mayor Angel Taveras and executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Nicole Dufresne, announced two free programs that will be available to Rhode Island children and teenagers this summer. more
The Securities and Exchange Commission will not take any action following its investigation of the Rhode Island pension system’s disclosures and statements, General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday. more
(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to Smithfield in compensation for using the town’s fire, police and rescue services, Bryant President Ronald K. Machtley urged a gubernatorial veto and threatened to sue in its absence at a press conference on Sunday. more
In a release announcing a number of state-level staffing changes on Friday, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said that Jamia McDonald, formerly Chafee’s deputy chief of staff, will join the R.I. Emergency Management Agency permanently as executive director. more
Ninety-seven percent of U.S. veteran disability compensation claims more than two years old have been completed and removed from the Department of Veterans Affairs backlog, thanks to an initiative started in April to expedite claims for veterans who have waited a year or longer. more
Rhode Island lawmakers enacted various changes in the state tax code for the fiscal year 2014 and the R.I. Division of Taxation has outlined the alterations, which ranged from the reinstatement of historic tax credits to exempting art sales from a seven percent sales tax. more
A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in the absence of a deal with the town passed the General … more
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