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Mattiello wants (at least) four more years as speaker. The ugly Providence schools report drops today.

How long does House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello want to remain Rhode Island’s most powerful lawmaker? He might not be having his “Sandlot,” moment, but he isn’t planning to pack his bags anytime soon.

With time running out, R.I. lawmakers work to extend statute of limitations for child abuse lawsuits

As the days of the legislative session wane, the leaders in the House and Senate are working on a compromise bill that would allow childhood sexual abuse victims to sue perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them.

Dozens of journalists to serve as honor guard at funeral service for R.I. reporter Jim Taricani

The Taricani family also announced the creation of a lecture series on First Amendment rights at the University of Rhode Island in Jim Taricani’s memory.


R.I. man berated ex for dating someone else before he allegedly shot her to death

The Bristol district attorney’s office provided chilling new details about the case involving Steven Fregeolle, who went on to commit suicide.

Funeral services for Jim Taricani will be held Thursday in South Kingstown

The award-winning R.I. television reporter spent his career exposing public corruption and covering organized crime.

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Wind company moving HQ to Quonset. Why R.I. hearts talk radio. The House wants to adjourn this week.

Rhode Island was the first state to have an offshore wind farm. Now it’s seeking to become a leader in the entire wind industry. There aren’t too many places the size of Rhode Island that still have morning-to-night, all-local talk radio programs, but the business continues to thrive here.

In Rhode Island, talk (and talk and talk) radio is long tradition in state politics

While talk radio crackles on airwaves across the country, few places of its size have the kind of intensive morning-to-night all-local talk programs that have long been a fixture in Rhode Island, observers say.

Suspect in fatal N. Attleborough shooting found dead in Rhode Island

Steven Fregeolle, who was suspected of murdering a 37-year-old woman in North Attleborough on Saturday night, was found dead Sunday night.

Rhode Island man among the seven killed in New Hampshire motorcycle crash

Daniel Pereira joined the Marine Corps at 18. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Healey, blasting oil barge industry, looks to protect Mass. tugboat escort law

The shipping industry is fighting the mandate enacted after the 2003 Buzzards Bay oil spill.

Rhode Island House passes nearly $10 billion budget

The $9.97 billion budget will expand the state’s pre-kindergarten program and add six new medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the total to nine.