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Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 at 12:07 PM EST

Free-Tuition Plan Proposed in Rhode Island

Free-Tuition Plan Proposed in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is unveiling a plan to provide two years of free tuition to the state's residents at any of its public colleges.

Saturday, Jan 14, 2017 at 10:12 AM EST

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo to Skip Trump Inauguration

Rhode Island Gov. Raimondo to Skip Trump Inauguration

Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo is skipping Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM EST

Legal Marijuana Proponents Kick Off Fight in RI

Legal Marijuana Proponents Kick Off Fight in RI

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is causing some Rhode Island lawmakers to say it's time to race ahead of their neighbor.

Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:13 AM EST

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Police Chief 'Deeply Troubled' by Prisoner's Escape

Central Falls' police chief reflected on the escape of James Morales from the Wyatt Detention Facility.

Monday, Jan 9, 2017 at 09:39 AM EST

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Ex-Police Sergeant Convicted of Burglary Denied Appeal

Rhode Island's highest court has denied the appeal for a former North Providence police sergeant serving a 20-year prison term after jurors convicted him of crimes including burglary and attempted theft.