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If passed, legislation would make Rhode Island the 3rd state, after Colorado and Washington, to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use. (Getty Images)

Rhode Island Considering Legal Marijuana

Legislative panel looking at bill that would allow residents to possess up to one ounce of weed and grow limited amounts of cannabis plants.

04/16/2014

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Dem Lawmaker To Gun Rights Supporter: ‘Go F*** Yourself’

A Rhode Island state senator is apologizing for cursing at a gun rights advocate at the Statehouse.

03/26/2014

Rhode Island Capitol (Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Rhode Island House To Hold Caucus On Next Speaker

Two legislators have emerged as candidates to replace Gordon Fox in arguably the most powerful position in Rhode Island government, and their viability is expected to be tested Sunday when House members meet to discuss who has the votes to assume the speakership.

03/23/2014

Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox's office and home were searched by federal and state police as part of a federal criminal investigation. (Getty Images)

Rhode Island Speaker Resigns Post After Federal Agents Raided His Office

Law enforcement officials raided the office and home of Rhode Island’s House Speaker as part of a criminal investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office, FBI, IRS and state police.

03/22/2014

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RI House Panel To Hear Abortion-Related Bills

Rhode Island lawmakers are taking a look at legislation that would require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound of the fetus before performing the procedure.

03/09/2014

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CVS Worker Admits To Stealing 4,300 Pills

Rhode Island’s health director has suspended the license of a pharmacy technician who admitted to taking an estimated 4,300 pills from CVS pharmacies.

02/24/2014

Marijuana (Courtesy State Police)

RI, Conn. Cops Seize 46 Pounds Of Pot, Arrest 3

Rhode Island and Connecticut authorities say they’ve seized more than 46 pounds of marijuana and arrested three men while busting an illegal pot distribution network.

02/12/2014

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RI Farm Bureau To Skip event Over Cuomo Remarks

The Rhode Island Farm Bureau says it won’t attend a conference in Albany because of “disturbing and insensitive” comments by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who said “extreme conservatives” weren’t welcome in the state.

02/04/2014

Curt Schilling (Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport)

RI Senate Fast-Tracks Measure For Schilling Litigation

Legislation designed to encourage out-of-court settlements in the litigation surrounding the collapse of Curt Schilling’s video game company won easy approval Tuesday in the Rhode Island Senate.

01/30/2014

A syringe filled with influenza vaccination is seen at a Walgreens Pharmacy on Jan. 14, 2014 in Concord, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Proposed RI Health Department Plan Would Require Annual Flu Vaccines For Children Up To Age 5

The Rhode Island chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is opposing a proposed state health department regulation that would require annual flu immunizations for children up to age 5 and would keep those with medical exemptions out of school or day care during flu outbreaks.

01/30/2014

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