PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Gas prices in Rhode Island have jumped 11 cents since last week and are up 16 cents in the last two weeks.
AAA Southern New England says in a weekly survey Tuesday that self-serve regular unleaded is now averaging $2.80 per gallon, or a penny below the national average. The average price in Rhode Island at the same time last year was $2.50.
AAA attributes the spike to a weakened U.S. dollar and an increase in global demand.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – An ethics complaint has been filed against the father of Democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor Frank T. Caprio, saying he improperly used his state position to help a campaign supporter get a job.
Sara Quinn, a former director of the state Ethics Commission, filed it Tuesday, a few weeks after The Providence Journal reported on the actions of Caprio's father, Municipal Court Judge Frank Caprio. The elder Caprio heads the Board of Governors for Higher Education.
Providence, RI – Art. Rhode Island. The two seem to be joined at the proverbial hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine Rhode Island without its thriving, remarkably creative artistic community that does so much to enrich the Ocean State with its intimate galleries, inspiring public sculptures, and rich museums and educational venues. All of this means a great deal to Ana Flores, who has passionate beliefs about how Rhode Islanders can enhance their connection with the art that surrounds them.
Providence, R.I. – Rhode Islanders no longer need to steer clear of the Turner Reservoir in East Providence.
Since August, The health department has warned residents of the water at the reservoir as well as at nearby Omega Pond and Ten Mile River. All three bodies of water were covered with a dense blue green algae bloom.
Providence, RI – Members of Rhode Island's deaf and blind communities gathered Tuesday to celebrate changes that will make new technology more accessible.
President Obama signed the bill last Friday that requires phones, televisions and Internet content to be more accessible to the deaf and blind.
This means TV shows streamed online will soon have closed captioning, Internet phone systems will be compatible with hearing aids, and television remote controls will display easy to find buttons to activate closed captioning.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI continues its series of interviews with the candidates for Rhode Island attorney general. Today, WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay speaks with Moderate Party candidate Christopher Little.
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