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A long-discussed plan to expand passenger rail service to Pawtucket and Central Falls got a boost on Wednesday from a $13.1 million federal TIGER grant which will help build a new commuter rail station here, something the mayor of Pawtucket called a “game changer.” more
The official website for the state of Rhode Island has a new look. Revamped this summer with the new design, ri.gov features a high-resolution picture of Narragansett Bay and a minimalistic layout. more
What did the delegates at the Republican National Convention like? Mostly, they liked disliking things. And being afraid of things. And especially, Donald Trump, who is afraid of so many things, and dislikes them all. more
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities … more
As soon as it was clear beyond doubt that Senator Ted Cruz wasn't going to endorse Donald Trump in his speech at the Republican convention, it was also clear that Cruz's speech was the only one that was going to be discussed the next day. more
Rhode Island GOP Chairman Brandon Bell is taking heat for comments he made at the Republican National Convention this week. more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee was named chairman of the National Lt. Governors Association, last Friday morning, at the group’s annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Mich. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Friday $9.3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce jet noise affecting residents living near T.F. Green Airport. Of the $9.3 million, $887,032 is expected to help to voluntarily acquire three homes impacted by aircraft noise. An additional $8,435,954 will provide sound insulation mitigation to airport-area residences. more
The shooting of 12 police officers in Dallas on Thursday suggests spiraling violence: The cops were shot during a protest against the shooting of black men by police. A vicious circle of etribution would be something new for the United States where, unlike in other developed countries, killings by police far outnumber officer deaths in the line of duty. more
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