An influential rating agency has ended its scrutiny of Rhode Island’s debt following the General Assembly’s vote to make a payment relating to the failed investment in 38 Studios.
Legislation to strengthen penalties for gun crimes is heading to a vote in the Rhode Island Senate.
High school seniors in Rhode Island will be required to be trained in CPR and the use of a defibrillator before they can graduate under a newly enacted law.
A Rhode Island woman has been charged with assault after she threw a rock, waved a baseball bat and urged her dogs to attack a news crew reporting on a kindergarten graduation party shooting.
Police in Providence are searching for a group of youths who showed up uninvited to a kindergarten graduation party and shot one of the guests.
The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region. And, in early May, Rhode Island became the sixth and final New England state to allow gay couples to marry when its Democratic-dominated Legislature.
Independent Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is joining the Democratic Party ahead of his bid for a second term, two Democratic officials said Thursday.
The outlook for a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons prompted by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting appears to be dimming in Rhode Island as lawmakers enter the final weeks of their annual session.
A lawyer for Curt Schilling and executives of his bankrupt video game company say they disclosed everything to Rhode Island’s economic development agency before being granted a $75 million loan guarantee and a lawsuit against them should be dismissed.
Tourism officials are launching an initiative to promote areas Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts as a single region, which they have given the name “SoNew.”