PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence teachers gather later today to protest the dismissal of every teacher in the district.
When they rally in front of city hall this afternoon, the Providence teachers will be joined by a national leader in the labor movement: American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. And this protest is just the beginning.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With the state and several Rhode Island cities facing tough financial questions in the coming year, there will be many eyes on Governor Lincoln Chafee when he unveils his budget proposal next week. WRNI Political Reporter Ian Donnis recently sat down with the governor to discuss the state's fiscal standing and Chafee's first months in office.
WRNI – One of the painful realities of modern life is that neighbors can live near each other for years, cheek by jowl, and barely know one another. How many of us do little more than nod our heads or wave to people who frequently cross our paths as we make our way through the day? Janine Weisman reminds us how important it is to take it one step further.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University history professor emeritus Gordon Wood will receive the National Humanities Medal from President Obama at a White House ceremony Wednesday.
The medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities. Wood is being honored for his scholarship on the founding of the nation and the drafting of the Constitution.
Providence, RI – The former director of the Department of Health is headed to a new job in Washington D.C. Dr. David Gifford has accepted a senior vice president position with the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
Dr. Gifford's new job will focus on efforts to improve the quality of care in nursing homes and assisted living centers across the country. He says it's a satisfying return to his roots as a geriatrician and advocate for improving long term care.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Lincoln Chafee is scheduled to meet Wednesday with members of the Narragansett Indian Tribe regarding their interest in potentially purchasing Twin River and converting it into a full-scale casino.
Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas says he believes if the governor and local officials are on board, his tribe could legally move forward without the need for a constitutional amendment, and quickly.