PROVIDENCE, RI – The president of Liberia made a surprise visit to Rhode Island to meet with the state's Liberian community yesterday.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf also stopped by the Statehouse to thank Governor Lincoln Chafee for his support in the aftermath of her country's civil war.
Rhode Island has one of the nation's largest Liberian communities. And Sirleaf says that conditions in her country have improved to the point that many Liberians who fled during the civil war are now returning.
PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Health Department has shut down a Cranston sushi bar for multiple food code violations.
The shuttered restaurant is Uncle Sushi and Grill located on Reservoir Avenue in Cranston. State health inspectors visited the restaurant Monday after receiving a complaint that seven out of ten people who had eaten there as a group had become sick.
PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island home sales took a dive in April.
Single family home sales fell 26 percent in April compared to a year earlier according to the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. At the same time the median price fell seven percent, reversing an upward price trend that began in late 2009.
Condo sales fell 16 percent from a year ago and the median price dropped 11 percent.
Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL Arizona's governor is filing a lawsuit to clarify the federal government's stance on medical marijuana dispensaries, but Rhode Island's Governor has no plans to follow Arizona's lead.