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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci is being treated for what he says is curable cancer.
A disabled Rhode Island man suffered a seizure and died after becoming distraught when a thief stole his dog carrier.