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Residents of a Rhode Island apartment complex owned by Brady Sullivan Properties begged town officials Monday night to protect them from toxic mold.

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Planning officials, neighborhood groups and developers are gathering Thursday at the Rhode Island Convention Center for Grow Smart Rhode Island’s Power of Place Summit. The annual summit is meant to showcase ideas for developing stronger, more vibrant communities. Grow Smart RI’s executive director, Scott Wolf, said one of the new obstacles to smarter development is what he calls “renewable energy sprawl.”

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A Rhode Island official tasked with deciding the fate of a controversial natural gas power plant in Burrillville is resigning from state service effective April 13. 

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A research team led by Rhode Island Hospital’s chief of infectious diseases has discovered a new class of antibiotics that could one day help fight bacteria that have developed resistance to current antibiotics.

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Rhode Islanders have a financial stake in a current test of the U.S. Census, according to Common Cause of RI executive director John Marion.

Volvo Ocean Race

British sailor John Fisher went overboard as his boat traversed the South Pacific west of Cape Horn. He was reported lost at sea by race officials Tuesday. The grueling around-the-world sailing event stops in Newport this May.

According the race organization, Fisher fell overboard in stormy weather on Monday as the team was racing the 7,600 nautical mile leg from Brazil to New Zealand. Fisher was 47 years old. He was racing with a team representing Hong Kong.

Tuition To Rise At RI's Public Colleges

Mar 28, 2018
University of Rhode Island

Tuition is set to increase at Rhode Island College and the University of Rhode Island. The State Council on Post-secondary Education voted on the changes, which take effect fall 2018.

Claudio Schwarz

Massachusetts is expected to finalize a contract Tuesday with a large hydro-powered transmission line through Northern New England. But, the question is – which one?

Center for Biological Diversity

The endangered North Atlantic right whale population took a big hit last year, with a record number killed by fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes. And researchers have so far been unable to find any evidence of new calves born this year.

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Rhode Island’s attorney general plans to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for delaying enforcement of an air quality regulation aimed at reducing methane emissions from landfills. 


RIPR

More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns have joined a growing legal attack against the manufacturers and wholesalers of prescription opioids.

This I Believe New England: Paying Attention

Mar 27, 2018
Scott Indermaur

Paying attention.  Two words.  Five syllables.  It sounds so simple.  But if we're completely honest with ourselves, how many of us would have a hard time raising our hands claiming that we're good at paying attention, really paying attention, as we march through our lives?  Are we staring at our smartphone screens in lieu of connecting with the people we really care about?  Are we racing from Point A to Point B without noticing the remarkable moon hanging right above us or the tree blossoms unfolding right in front of our eyes?

Avory Brookins / RIPR

National Grid's response to power outages caused by a major storm last October was too slow, causing a 36-hour delay in power restoration, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island state regulators.

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In Immigration court this week, a judge is expected to decide whether to deport a man accused of committing war crimes in his native Guatemala. The decision is expected Friday.


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Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow DACA recipients to get drivers licenses and work permits, even if their federal status expires.

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