Rhode Island state legislators voted down legislation that would have protected abortion rights by enshrining the principles of Roe v. Wade in state law.
A Rhode Island nurse is asking a federal court to help settle a 2009 complaint about her union’s lobbying expenses and dues disclosures.
The Rhode Island attorney general filed a lawsuit in state court against ExxonMobil (Exxon), BP, Shell, and others, arguing that the energy producers knew their product contributed to climate change, but “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge” of possible resulting threats.
An apparent explosion at a Rhode Island beach over the weekend launched a 60-year-old woman five feet into the air and then into the hospital.
Residents of 12 states–Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin–will have a happier 2015 thanks to lower tax bills, the Washington Times reported Monday.
Police in Rhode Island say they’ve received a letter which contains threats to behead children in the state.
Charles Moreau, a Democrat who resigned Wednesday from his post of mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, is pleading guilty to federal fraud charges for having channeled city jobs to his friend and political contributor, Michael Bouthillette.
One-time baseball great Curt Shilling loaned his fledgling video game company several million dollars and then paid himself back using funds from a multi-million dollar loan provided by the state of Rhode Island.