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(Updated 2:48 p.m.) U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin joined a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to demand action on gun violence. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in her 2017 State of the State Address on Tuesday focused on efforts to help support middle-class Rhode Islanders, through reduction of automobile taxes and a new scholarship aimed at students attending state colleges and universities. more
(Updated, 1:58 p.m.) The FBI recommended that no criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while secretary of state, even as the bureau found that her careless handling of official communications could have exposed classified information to hackers. more
Rhode Islanders gave the state’s public school system a collective C in the latest Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership poll. At the same time, roughly half of the poll respondents said that the state was moving in the wrong direction. more
The last few months have been noteworthy for news of companies moving operations to Rhode Island. GE Digital, Virgin Pulse and Johnson & Johnson have committed to bringing nearly 500 jobs to the Ocean State, success of the kind that has not … more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
(Updated 2:42 p.m.) City Council Majority Leader Kevin Jackson has been arrested and will be arraigned this afternoon for allegedly misappropriating $12,000 in campaign contributions and embezzling $127,000 from the Providence Cobras, a youth track and field organization that he founded. more
The state’s $11 million Community Service Grant program will be replaced with two methods of funding community-based organizations, including itemized budget appropriations and competitive programs administered by state agencies more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced today her goal of having 70 percent of working-age Rhode Islanders hold a college degree by 2025. more
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