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President Barack Obama will end the U.S. isolation of Cuba that has persisted for more than a half century, initiating talks to resume diplomatic relations, opening a U.S. embassy in Havana and loosening trade and travel restrictions on the nation. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has announced his One Providence Steering Committee – 29 community leaders who will lead the work of 10 transition committees, helping guide the policy agenda of his administration. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis said that the process has begun to provide for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
Stefan Pryor, nominee for state Secretary of Commerce, received a unanimous endorsement Tuesday from a Senate committee reviewing his appointment as Rhode Island’s first executive officer overseeing all aspects of economic development. more
The U.S. House passed a three-month highway funding bill as members prepare to leave for an August recess without considering a long-term proposal by the Senate. more
Former candidate for governor Kenneth J. Block has released a study on the state’s fire districts in an effort to start a statewide conversation about fire protection in Rhode Island. more
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post after 21 months in office amid tension with the White House over strategy and the rise of new security challenges to the country. more
The sponsor behind legislation that would change the firefighter overtime law said he is not seeking a vote at this time, and instead will seek funding to conduct a review of staffing and overtime to see if the state could benefit from a defined workweek for public safety personnel. more
U.S. Rep James R. Langevin is accepting applications for interns in his Rhode Island and Washington, DC, offices for the spring semester of 2015. more
Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln D. Chafee advocated for a change to the metric system during his campaign announcement Wednesday. more
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