PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Census data reveals the number of Hispanic-owned businesses in Rhode Island is growing.
A recent report finds the number of Hispanic-owned companies in Rhode Island increased by nearly 69 percent between 2002 and 2007. Government officials and business leaders gathered in South Providence on Thursday to highlight the findings.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire writes plays combining seriousness with whacky comedy. His work, "Kimberly Akimbo," now at 2nd Story Theatre, is a prime example. Bill Gale has the review.
"Kimberly Akimbo" continues at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren through October 24. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI concludes a series of conversations with the two major candidates for lieutenant governor. Democrat Elizabeth Roberts is seeking reelection after first winning the office in 2006. She tells WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis that the lieutenant governor plays an important role in state government.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training says it's reopening its Wakefield office next week. The job search center has been closed since 2007 because of budget cuts.
Labor department spokeswoman Laura Hart says federal stimulus funds are paying for the reopening.
"That means that it's short term funding so right now we are funded with that money through June 30th but we are considering other funding streams to see if there's a way to maintain a Wakefield presence after that," Hart says.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – WRNI is airing a series of conversations with the two major candidates for lieutenant governor. Independent Robert Healey -- best known for wanting to eliminate the position -- is making his third run for lieutenant governor. He tells WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis that this year offers his best chance yet.
On Friday morning, we'll broadcast a conversation with Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts. Independent Robert Venturini is also running for the office.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Women's Playwriting Festival is now in its 15th year presenting new work from all over the country at Providence's Perishable Theatre. WRNI's Bill Gale says this is one of the best of the bunch, too.
The Women's Playwriting Festival continues at Perishable Theatre in Providence through October 23. Bill Gale reviews the performing arts for WRNI.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Karen Feldman is the co-director of Young Voices, a Rhode Island organization that transforms urban youth into powerful advocates. She is joined by teenagers Grace Ajayi, Johanna German and Rick Rodriguez. They believe youth have the power to change Rhode Island.