Black history month ends today, which leaves me just a few hours to celebrate the athletic achievements and lives of black Rhode Islanders I have known since I moved here right out of college in 1972.

Cano for Senate

Pawtucket City Councilor Sandra Cano scored a deeisive victory on the Democratic side of a primary Tuesday to fill a vacant state Senate seat, while Republican Nathan Luciano prevailed on the GOP side of the race.

When It Rains, It Pours

Feb 28, 2018
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According to the National Weather Service, a storm will begin to form Thursday afternoon bringing mostly rain with possible snow mixing in by mid-day on Friday and into the rest of the weekend.

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The mass shootings that have punctuated America life in recent history linger as milestones in the mind of Adah Bryan, a freshman at Classical High School in Providence.

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Federal regulators will be accepting written comment from Rhode Islanders Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s proposal to drill for oil and gas off the coast of New England.



Rhode Island’s largest hospital network -- Lifespan -- will now join with Care New England in its negotiations with Boston-based Partners Health Care.

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The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to dismiss an ethics complaint filed against Gov. Gina Raimondo by state Republican Chairman Brandon Bell.

South County Health

Rhode Island’s last independent hospital will remain independent for now.

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Many issues divide our political landscape these days, whether it’s debates over gun control, immigration or the role of the federal government.

But believe it or not, this is not the most divisive era in American politics, at least not according to historian Gordon Wood. He joins Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

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A New England carbon emissions reduction program could generate more than $7 billion by 2030 for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy, according to a new report, "Cooler Together," released Monday by a national environmental advocacy group.

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Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to establish a “red flag” policy since the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida earlier this month that killed 17 students and teachers. 

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A poll of 425 registered voters, commissioned by the construction trades group BuildRI, found that just over 70 percent of respondents think it's important to keep the Pawtucket Red Sox in Rhode Island. But when asked whether taxpayer money should be used to build the team's proposed new ballpark, a little more than half, or 53.4 percent, expressed reservations.

Women carried the United States in the Winter Olympics that ended Sunday. They won 12 of America’s 23 medals and five of Team USA’s nine gold.

You go, girl? I’ll say. From 17-year-old snowboarder Chloe Kim to 28-year-old hockey player Hillary Knight to 35-year-old cross-country skier Kikkan Randall, America’s women entertained us with their skill, thrilled us with their daring and brought tears to our eyes with their refuse-to-quit grit.

I hope the U.S. Olympic Committee keeps this in mind when it doles out training dollars between now and Beijing in 2022.

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The Federal Communications Commission has ordered Obama-era net neutrality rules to end April 23. That essentially opens the door for internet service providers to treat certain content differently. That has technology companies raising the alarm.

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Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released a study that found ocean acidification could weaken coral skeletons by up to 20 percent by the end of the century.