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Former CVS executive Helena Foulkes, a Democratic candidate for governor of Rhode Island

Chafee says he replaced Foulkes for backing more tax credits for 38 Studios

But Foulkes, who just announced she is running for governor, says “I think Linc and I remember this differently.”

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An arial view of Brown University in Providence.

Brown University’s endowment reaches $6.9b after generating a more than 50 percent return

The university’s endowment, which was built on a collection of charitable gifts by donors to be spent on specific purposes, had a market value of $4.7 billion in fiscal year 2020.

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The Providence Public Safety complex.

Providence’s police oversight board may finally be back on track

The board has been stalled since losing its previous executive director, but now may have a new leader in attorney Ferenc Karoly.

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Jennifer Rourke, co-founder of the Rhode Island Political Cooperative, talked to Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick for the Rhode Island Report podcast.

‘I am not in some sort of progressive civil war,’ R.I. Political Cooperative co-founder says

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Jennifer Rourke explains her comments about “Fauxgressives” but played down divisions that have been evident within the Democratic Party.

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Hope Health, Rhode Island’s only freestanding hospice center has increased its capacity by 25 percent after a year-long construction project completed recently.

R.I. hospice center invests $3 million in expansion to meet growing demand for care

Additional beds will allow HopeHealth to offer end-of-life care to more people, but staffing is still a challenge.

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The entrance to the Community College of Rhode Island's Knight Campus in Warwick.

Rhode Island state colleges seek tuition hikes, more state aid

Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and the Community College of Rhode Island plan to increase their tuitions by more than 2 percent, on top of increases that went into effect last year.

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From left: Central Falls Fire Chief Scott G. Mello, Governor Dan McKee, Mayor Maria Rivera, Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor, and Senator Jack Reed pose inside one of the new city ambulances.

Central Falls gets new ambulances, after having to lean on other municipalities for months

As the COVID-19 pandemic raged, the single ambulance in the small R.I. city broke down, forcing rescue services to rely on others for help.

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Former state Representative Raymond J. Sullivan Jr., who died on Monday, Oct. 11.

Former R.I. Representative Raymond J. Sullivan Jr. dies at age 44

As executive director of Marriage Equality Rhode Island, he helped to pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. “We all come up here to make a difference,” one former colleague said. “But Ray made one of the most enormous differences in this state."

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People walk along Narragansett Town Beach in September 2021.

Summer is over, but battle over Narragansett Town Beach heats up

Town Council members heard a proposal from the town’s parks and recreation director, Michelle Kershaw, to raise walk-on admission fees to the Narragansett Town Beach from $12 to $15 per person.

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A logo is displayed on a Hasbro Inc. Twister brand game box in an arranged photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, U.S., on Saturday, July 21, 2018.

After the death of Hasbro’s longtime CEO, the iconic toy company looks to a new leader

Rich Stoddart will lead the multi-billion toy company as interim chief executive officer after CEO Brian Goldner, lost his battle with cancer this week.

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Hasbro CEO Brian Goldner will take medical leave

Goldner has been undergoing continued medical treatment for cancer since 2014.