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One of R.I.’s top political operatives is calling it quits

He isn’t a household name among Rhode Island voters, but anyone who has had to run against his candidates in recent years knows he has become a force in local politics.

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Not everyone is sold on the Providence schools takeover

Count Providence School Board President Nicholas Hemond as one of the folks who still has questions about Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s takeover of the city’s school system.

After ‘industrial collapse,’ R.I. must capitalize on areas of economic success, report author says

In 2016, Bruce J. Katz helped write report that urged the state to focus on five “advanced industry” sectors. Now Katz has been hired to update the economic development game plan and report on how the state has done. Here’s what he has to say so far.


Man killed in Cranston, R.I., motorcycle crash

A 34-year-old man was killed in a single-motorcycle accident in Cranston, R.I., late Sunday night, police said.

The state takeover of Providence schools starts Nov. 1. It will last at least five years

Rhode Island is set to assume complete control over every facet of the district – including the budget and personnel– for at least five years.

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What the heck is going on with the Fane tower?

It’s starting to feel like put up or shut up time for Jason Fane, the New York developer who wants to build Rhode Island’s tallest skyscraper on the old I-195 land.

Long wait at the polls? Some University of Rhode Island students want to build an app to solve that problem

URI Professor Gretchen A. Macht and three URI students appeared before the Rhode Island Board of Elections last week, presenting a report on voter data that could be used in such an app.

On Columbus Day, statue in Providence vandalized: ‘Stop celebrating genocide’

The statue of Christopher Columbus was splashed from head to toe with red paint Monday and a sign reading ‘‘Stop celebrating genocide’’ was leaned up against the pedestal.

7 indicted in California to Rhode Island drug pipeline

Federal prosecutors say seven people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to ship drugs from California to Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Feds subpoena records on chiropractor tied to R.I. budget controversy

The executive office of health and human services received the subpoena for billing records and all communications with Dr. Victor Pedro on July 24.

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The time R.I. leaders declared war on comic books

If you’re planning to see “Joker” over the long weekend, you should know that the polarizing movie probably would have never made it to the big screen if Rhode Island leaders had their way in the 1950s.