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Thirty-three percent of Rhode Island’s rural roads and 25 percent of its rural bridges are in need of repair, ranking Rhode Island among the U.S. states with the highest percentage of deficient rural roadways, according to a report issued Thursday by the Trip National Transportation Research Group. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Bank of America Corp. is nearing a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department after raising its proposed offer to resolve probes into its sale of mortgage-backed bonds in the run-up to the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the talks. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Since Congress has taken off on its annual summer recess, you might assume that nothing is happening on Capitol Hill that could affect the taxes you pay on your home. Quite the reverse. more
A superior court judge Wednesday allowed the bulk of Rhode Island’s lawsuit against the architects of the 38 Studios LLC loan deal to proceed, dismissing only a few portions of the complaint. more
While Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s decision to not seek a second term has simplified the politics of the upcoming race for the state’s top elective office, it does little to combat the continuing economic doldrums that Rhode Island finds itself mired in. To make a dent on that issue, Gov. Chafee needs to remain engaged in the state’s governance, as well as focused on handing over a business climate to his successor that does more to help than harm Ocean State enterprises. more
Housing, social service and defense industry leaders will join Rhode Island’s U.S. Senate delegation Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the local impacts of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. more
(Updated, 9 a.m.) Rhode Island leaders are prepared to allow 38 Studios LLC’s federal bankruptcy trustee to use assets salvaged from the defunct video game company to investigate claims against its former executives and architects of a failed $75 million state loan guarantee. more
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