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House Minority Leader Blake A. Filippi, a Block Island Republican, delivers the GOP response to Governor Daniel J. McKee's State of the State address.

Republican Filippi criticizes Governor McKee over executive orders, teachers contract

‘The uncomfortable truth about the pandemic is that our government has abandoned the rule of law,’ the Block Island Republican said.

Governor Daniel J. McKee delivers an address, after being ceremonially sworn-in on the steps of the State House.

READ: Governor Daniel J. McKee’s 2022 State of the State speech

Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee's first State of the State address.

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee addresses the media at the weekly COVID-19 press conference. in Providence, R.I., Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Governor McKee pitches $20 million college completion program

The first-of-its-kind initiative would prepare students academically for college or cover costs that are potentially preventing students from enrolling or re-enrolling in college programs.

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It is time to take the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and put them to use now

'The COVID-19 crisis has hit each and every one of us,' R.I.’s secretary of state says. 'I know we can, and must, do better.'


Maine Man killed in Providence’s first homicide of 2022 was recently out of federal prison

A second man from Cambridge, Mass., who was injured in the shooting, had served time for possessing the gun used to kill MIT Officer Sean Collier after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Rocky is an adoptable dog in foster care with Save One Soul Animal Rescue League, a network for volunteers based in Wakefield, R.I.

Rhode Islanders answer the #BettyWhiteChallenge

Fans of timeless entertainer Betty White raised thousands of dollars for animals in honor of her 100th birthday on Jan. 17

US Congressman James Langevin during The State of Rhode Island Veterans Day Ceremony at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in November 2021

R.I. Congressman James Langevin won’t seek reelection

Langevin, 57, was the first quadriplegic elected to Congress and has represented Rhode Island’s second congressional district since 2001.

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee spoke at the Veterans Day Ceremony last November.

What to expect from Governor McKee’s State of the State

This could be McKee's first and last State of the State as he is about to begin a bruising campaign for a full term in office.

As the consequences of climate change rain down on the US, states have been looking to nuclear power to reduce CO2 emissions as a viable energy option.

Race to cut carbon emissions splits US states on nuclear

Nuclear power is emerging as an answer to fill the gap as states transition away from coal, oil, and natural gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of a warming planet.

Moniker Brewing and Anchor & Hope Wine recently co-released a new beer called Tethered Optimism, which is a saison brewed with Cabernet Franc juice from Anchor & Hope, with grapes grown at Greenvale Vineyards in Rhode Island.

Hey wine lovers, here’s a beer for you

Bryan Benedict, co-owner of Moniker Brewery, said they are considering creating a German white wine-lager mix of some sort next year.

Executive Chef Joël Eugène prepares a dish in the recently opened Blu Violet restaurant on the top floor of the Aloft hotel.

Blu Violet brings complex Haitian flavors to Providence

Chef Joël Eugène is combining classic ingredients from Haiti with familiar dishes in his new restaurant at the top of the Aloft hotel. The result: A fusion like you’ve never seen before