Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL T.F. Green Airport is one step closer to expanding its runway. On Tuesday the Federal Aviation Administration released its final report on the proposed construction project.
Kevin Dillon with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation says he's never seen the FAA issue a positive environmental impact statement or EIS report without eventually approving of the project.
"So, we are fully anticipating a positive record of decision based on what we see in this final EIS document," he says.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The amount we owe to current state workers is so big it could hit every taxpayer in the wallet, bankrupt the state and ruin any chance of crawling out of this recession.
WRNI took an in-depth look at the Rhode Island State pension crisis. We talked with the two men in charge of the state pension fund, a teacher worried about her future checks, retirees living longer than expected, and a state treasurer searching for a solution.
WRNI – Nature has a stunning capacity to teach us about ourselves -- about life's remarkable cycles and our very own ability to nurture, cope with life's inevitable challenges, and recover from trauma. Indeed, nature is a skilled, compelling instructor. Michael Fink tells us how some of his most cherished beliefs traveled to him by way of some of Rhode Island's well known winged creatures.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Fourteen state representatives are expressing concern about an amendment they say would have an overly restrictive impact on civil unions in Rhode Island.
The advocacy group Marriage Equality Rhode Island, MERI, says an amendment introduced by North Providence rep Arthur Corvese is overly broad. MERI says the amendment would prevent a civil union partner from making medical decisions for a spouse being treated at a religiously affiliated hospital.