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Nurses at RI Hospital Vote to Strike on Monday at 3:00 PM

Sims made the strike announcement on Thursday night

United Nurses and Allied Professionals (UNAP) Local 5098 President Frank Sims, RN has announced that the union will strike on Monday over wages and other contract...

UPDATED: Ahead of Potential Strike at Rhode Island Hospital, RIDOH Takes Steps to Ensure Safety

Just days before a potential nurse walkout at Rhode Island Hospital, the Rhode Island Department of Health is taking extra precautions to ensure patient safety....

McKee to Donate Opioid Tainted Campaign Money - Raimondo Continues to Refuse

Lt. Governor Dan McKee is donating opioid-backed donations -- while Governor Gina Raimondo has refused to give up the money she has received.

Lt. Governor Dan McKee has said he will give $4,000 he received in donations from Purdue Pharma executive Jonathan Sackler and his wife to recovery organizations...

Brown Took $40K From Energy Co. Execs in Past, Now Challenges Raimondo to Sign Pledge

In the early 2000s Brown took more than $40k from energy executives

The battle for the Democratic primary is in full swing as Governor Gina Raimondo’s campaign is taking challenger Matt Brown to task for...

Mattiello and Ruggerio Forced to Remove “Political” Photos from Website After GoLocal Report

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio

A GoLocal report questioning the legality of legislative leaders posting photos of ribbon cuttings and reading to school children has been ruled to be illegal...

Warwick School Committee Votes to Eliminate Mentor Program

Warwick School Committee voted to cut the Warwick Mentor Program

The Warwick School Committee voted to eliminate the Warwick Mentor Program, eliminating support for 160 students annually. The program has been operated by Mentor RI and...

RI Council on Postsecondary Education Names DelGiudice Chair, MarcAurele and Monte Named to Board

Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education named Tim DelGiudice as its new chair.

The Rhode Island Council on Postsecondary Education named Tim DelGiudice as its new chair. He succeeds William Folks as chair. 

Raimondo’s Opioid Link: “Family That Built an Empire of Pain” is Major Donor

Raimondo refuses to return thousands of donations from Jonathan Sackler

Thousands of Rhode Islanders have died in the past few years as a result of opioid addiction. The state of Rhode Island recently announced it...

NEW: Truck Toll Numbers Exceed Projections in First Month, According to RI DOT

Truck toll numbers exceed projections in first month, according to RI DOT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) released data for the first month of tolling and it exceeds initial projections. According to RIDOT,...

After GoLocal Investigation, Ethics Commission Reverses Course, Will Post Financial Reports Online

Chair blocked the posting of the reports online for years

A GoLocal investigation that began in February found serious flaws in the Ethics Commission’s financial disclosure tracking and that the Commission was opposed...

RIDE Names 22 PrepareRI Ambassadors for 2018-19 School Year

Davies Career & Technical High School CTE instructor Joseph Mazzone  PHOTO: Linkedin

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) has named 22 PrepareRI Ambassadors for the 2018-19 school year.

VIDEO: Magaziner Refuses to Release Contract with Oaktree, Firm Tied to Pay-to-Play Scheme

Seth Magaziner refuses to release the agreement

State Treasure Seth Magaziner continues to refuse to release the agreement between Rhode Island's Employee Retirement board and the private equity fund Oaktree Capital....

MA Gov. Baker Calls for Death Penalty for Cop Killers, Raimondo Opposed

L-R MA Gov. Baker, RI Gov. Raimondo

WBZ is reporting that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is once again calling for Massachusetts to pass legislation for the death penalty for those that...

VIDEO: Cianci Blasts “Deplorable” Conditions at Mt. Pleasant High School in Providence

Providence City Council candidate Steven Cianci is blasting Mount Pleasant High School in Providence for “deplorable conditions.”

Providence City Council candidate Steven Cianci is blasting Mount Pleasant High School in Providence for “deplorable conditions.”

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Providence Starting at Noon on Tuesday

Flash Flood watch issued for Providence

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Providence in effect from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Providence Ranked Among Worst Cities in U.S. for 1st Time Home Buyers

Providence is one of the worst cities in the U.S. for first time home buyers

Providence is ranked as one of the worst cities in the country for first-time home buyers.

VIDEO: Coventry Fire, Police Challenge Warwick in #LipSyncChallenge

Coventry Fire, Police challenge Warwick in #LipSyncChallenge

The Central Coventry Fire and Police Departments are the latest to join the #LipSyncChallenge -- posting a medley of lip-synched and choreographed songs to their...

NEW: Abandoned RI Amusement Park Latest in Drone Series from RI Filmmaker Allard

A Jason Allard drone video

A drone video of the abandoned Enchanted Forest Amusement Park in Hope Valley, Rhode Island is the latest in the "Abandoned" series by Rhode Island...

Whitcomb: Rewards to Repopulate Main Street; Quieter Drives; Pre-Dawn Drinking; In Search of Steamer

Robert Whitcomb, Columnist

Robert Whitcomb's weekly examination of everything that is important. Only Whitcomb offers such a collection of insights on the global and local issues that...

CVS Forced to Apologize After Store Managers Call Police on Black Women Over a Coupon

Camilla Hawthorne - CVS Managers called the police after a dispute, PHOTO: Facebook

CVS, the Woonsocket-based, pharmacy retailer has issued an apology to a Chicago customer after store managers called the police after a dispute over a coupon. ...

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