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Former R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox accepted more than $52,000 in bribes from the owners of Shark Bar and Grille on Thayer Street in exchange for a liquor license.

Former house speaker pleads guilty in corruption case

March 6, 2015 0 comments

Gordon Fox, former Speaker of the House for the General Assembly, pleaded guilty to federal charges of accepting bribes and wire fraud.

Spotlight on the Statehouse: March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015 0 comments

Michael Fine announced his resignation as director of the DOH Feb. 25 and is set to conclude his four-year tenure March 27, WPRI reported.

Chung Cho, owner of Gourmet Heaven, faces allegations of denying more than $140,000 in wages. Cho must respond to a summons from the court Thursday or he will lose the case.

Gourmet Heaven owner faces wage lawsuit

March 5, 2015 0 comments

Chung Cho, owner of the Gourmet Heaven grocery chain, must respond by Thursday to a summons, or he will lose a federal wage theft suit.

South Street construction to start in April

March 5, 2015 0 comments

The power station, adjacent to the I-195 redevelopment land, will house administrative offices for the University and nursing facilities for URI and RIC.

State ACLU points to prejudiced policing

State ACLU points to prejudiced policing

March 4, 2015 0 comments
This article is part of the series Playground to Prison

A new ACLU report outlines the disproportionate rates at which state police choose to search, arrest and incarcerate non-white versus white citizens.

Minority populations face high juvenile detention rates

March 3, 2015 1 comment
This article is part of the series Playground to Prison

Black males in Rhode Island were 9.3 times as likely to end up in juvenile detention centers than their white peers in 2013.

R.I. reports fewer homeless for second consecutive year

February 27, 2015 0 comments

Though Rhode Island’s homeless population decreased nearly 10 percent in the last year, efforts are still ongoing to aid the 4,000 homeless in the state.

In the Rhode Island public school system, one out of every six black students received an out-of-school suspension over an eight-year study.

Black R.I. students see high suspension rates

February 27, 2015 19 comments
This article is part of the series Playground to Prison

17,944 high school suspensions were issued by Rhode Island public schools in the 2012-2013 school year.

Spotlight on the Statehouse: February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015 0 comments

HIV transmission bill faces backlash. Tension flares over government transparency. Rhode Island grapples with infrastructure funding.

Two bills aim to raise minimum, subminimum wages

Two bills aim to raise minimum, subminimum wages

February 25, 2015 2 comments

One bill would hike the minimum wage from $9.00 to $10.10, while another would gradually increase the subminimum wage to equal the regular minimum by 2020.