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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019

2 hurt when pickup drives through immigration protest

Rhode Island’s attorney general and state police launched investigations Thursday after a truck drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies at a detention center, which has since placed an …

Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Given their team’s success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party …

We went for the colorful leaves, but found so much more on our trip to Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – I had been looking forward to this for a long time – a road trip in Rhode Island with two friends to see New England fall foliage …

Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting.

State issues quarantine for Middletown petting zoo

The state has issued a quarantine of a Middletown, Rhode Island, petting zoo after three visitors are believed to have contracted a diarrheal disease from the farm’s goats.

UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018

2020 census test has critics counting concerns, not people

The success of the 2020 census, which will be the first to include an online survey, could hinge on a single “dress rehearsal” underway right now in Rhode Island – …

Old laws in Rhode Island govern dueling, horses on highways

Archaic laws that are a holdover from a time when people fought in duels a la Alexander Hamilton and rode horses on highways would be struck from the books in …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017

2 Rhode Island cities making joint pitch to Amazon

Mayors from two small Rhode Island cities – Pawtucket and Central Falls – announced on Thursday that they plan to make a joint pitch to attract Amazon’s new headquarters.

Prosecutor blasts court for decision on oldest U.S. synagogue

Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming …

97-year-old twins leave world as they entered it: together

Ninety-seven-year-old twins Jean Young Haley and Martha Young Williams left the world as they entered it: together.

City employee busted for makeshift bedroom at work

An employee of a Rhode Island city wasn’t sleeping on the job – it appears he was sleeping at his job.

Activist walking barefoot across U.S. fatally struck by SUV

A Rhode Island native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.

Weeklong occupation of tribal headquarters ends peacefully

The weeklong occupation of a tribal government building by a faction of the Rhode Island Narragansett tribe has ended.

Mom loses benefits after status of 4 kids changed to dead

A Rhode Island mother says she lost her child care voucher when the state’s new benefits computer system mistakenly changed the status of her four children from living to dead.

1st U.S. offshore wind farm to begin production within days

There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016

Women defend wearing yoga pants in peaceful parade

Hundreds of women, girls and other supporters proudly donned their yoga pants Sunday afternoon as they peacefully paraded around the Rhode Island neighborhood of a man who derided the attire …

Yoga pants parade to protest man’s comments on women’s wear

Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.

Eight states ask retailers about ‘unfair’ on-call scheduling

Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …

Rhode Island, Wells Fargo charged with fraud for 38 Studios deal

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged Rhode Island’s economic development agency and Wells Fargo with defrauding investors for the state’s disastrous $75 million deal with 38 Studios, …