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  • Census shows 5,500 more poor in Rhode Island

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — About 5,500 more people were living in poverty in Rhode Island in 2013 compared to the previous year, new U.S. Census Bureau figures show. The number of Rhode Islanders living in poverty increased 0.6 percent to nearly 144,500 people, or 14.3 percent of the state's...

  • US transportation secretary to visit Rhode Island

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will join members of the congressional delegation and Gov. Lincoln Chafee to mark improvements at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. He'll also head to the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown on Monday to meet with transportation...

  • Republican says Mitt Romney's endorsement is for sale

    Ken Block, a GOP candidate in the Rhode Island gubernatorial primary said that Romney's endorsement had been for sale to whoever hired his old consultants.

  • R.I. AG receives $172K from Omnicare settlement

    Kilmartin PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Legal Newsline) – Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced on Tuesday that Rhode Island will receive $172,513 for the state’s Medicaid budget as part of a multi-state and federal settlement with an Ohio-based pharmaceutical provider....

  • Back to fundraising for Obama

    Planning strategy to deal with the terrorist rebels in Syria will take a back seat to fundraising Friday, as President Obama takes a two-state trip to raise cash for a couple of Democratic groups.

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving U.S. economy

    The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official.

  • Rhode Island benefits from improving US economy

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The improving national economy is finally spurring job growth and pushing the unemployment rate down in Rhode Island, according to the state's top labor official. Rhode Island is nearing pre-recession employment levels. The state has added 1,200 jobs since June and a...

  • In governor's race, Gina Raimondo touts her pension fix

    At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.



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