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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo used her latest State of the State address to paint an upbeat picture of the Ocean State.

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Governor Gina Raimondo addressed Rhode Island lawmakers Tuesday evening with a "State of the State" speech. The address is an annual Statehouse tradition, which came as the legislature begins a new session and in the days before the governor is expected to release a budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins in July.

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An unidentified 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a shooting at the Providence Place Mall Monday afternoon.

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Providence College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a week-long series of events culminating in a speech by Bernice King, his daughter.

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A New Bedford fishing mogul known as "The Codfather" is facing new federal allegations for misreporting the amount of fish harvested by his fleet, this time in the scallop fishery.


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Rhode Island's Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has announced his opposition to a natural gas power plant that has been proposed for the Town of Burrillville by a Chicago-based energy company called Invenergy.  


Haitian community activists, politicians and local leaders held a press conference and rally on Sunday to support Rhode Island's Haitian community, in reaction to the vulgar comments about certain immigrants attributed to President Trump on Thursday.

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Due to uncertainty about whether the proposed PawSox stadium will get a vote in the House of Representatives, the leadership of the Rhode Island Construction Building Trades Council has suggested that its members avoid House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's first-of-the-season fundraiser on Wednesday.

Providence public schools have announced a new effort to train more teachers of English as a second language.

Next week looms as a big table-setter for Rhody politics in 2018, with lots of storylines to follow. So thanks for stopping by. As usual your tips and comments are welcome and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Five Years Later, Police Examine Lessons From Newtown

Jan 12, 2018
Mark Barden

Connecticut state police have released a 74-page critique of their emergency response to the 2012 school shooting in Newtown. Twenty-six students and educators were killed in the shooting. 

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Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. day, the holiday devoted to one of our nation’s premier 20th century civil rights leaders. 

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A new dispute between the leadership of the Rhode Island House and the state Senate became public Friday, with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio accusing House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello of obstructing the Senate’s operations.

The Senate leadership said it's considering taking the issue to court.

The passing of Sister Ann Keefe, who died on January 18, 2015, was a great loss to the Rhode Island Community.

St. Michael’s Parish will hold a Memorial Mass for Sr. Ann at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, January 21st at St. Michael’s Church at 260 St. Ann Keefe Way (Oxford Street) Providence.

Newport’s Gilded Age mansions, one of Rhode Island’s top tourist destinations, surpassed one million tours in 2017 for the second consecutive year.

Trudy Coxe, CEO of the Preservation Society of Newport County, which owns the mansions,  says the success of the mansion tours shows that people care about historic preservation and “care about keeping America’s heritage alive.”

In the September and October, the Newport mansions ere the most visited in New England, drawing more to tours than even the largest Boston museums.

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