Rhode Island's medical marijuana situation is in a bit of a haze. After denying every license in a first round of applications last month, the state's health department is once again soliciting compassion center applications.
Democrat Angel Taveras and independent Jonathan Scott kept the discourse civil Tuesday night during the first head-to-head mayoral debate of the general election campaign. Economic issues took center stage in MacMillan 117 as the candidates shared their plans for spurring employment, attracting businesses ...
At 7 p.m. on Thursday nights, Wilson 301 transforms from a classroom into a hotbed of radical political activism. Bed sheets adorned with black, stenciled letters drape from the chalkboards, reading "Fight for Civil Rights," "Stop Israel's Slaughter in Gaza: Cut off U.S. Aid!" and "Tax the Rich, Stop ...
At least 282 members of Rhode Island's homeless community may not have beds in state shelters this winter, according to statistics released by two homeless advocacy groups. This represents a more than three-fold increase from last year.
The race for governor of Rhode Island came to Salomon 101 Thursday night as the candidates — Democrat Frank Caprio, independent Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, Republican John Robitaille and Moderate Ken Block — debated their ideas for solving the state's problems.
Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14, independent candidate for governor, spoke with The Herald before Thursday's gubernatorial debate.
Four years of corporate sponsorship is quite enough for the Providence Velo Club, said Mark Greve, one of the club's three executive directors. Previously racing under the Refunds Now Tax Services company name, the cycling club chose to reclaim its identity in September.
Even though Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has spent more of his career as a professor than as the nation's top central banker, he insisted he wouldn't lecture the nearly 175 college students gathered Monday for a question and answer session at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Bed bugs — once relegated to the world of nighttime rhymes — are once again emerging as a major concern at universities across the country.
Several new gourmet food trucks have begun frequenting Providence's East Side. Looking to the success of mobile restaurants in major cities like Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, Providence food enthusiasts are following suit.
Students at the University of Rhode Island staged a sit-in protest on behalf of the school's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Center. The protest began Sept. 23 and came to an end eight days later on Oct. 1 when the university's administration agreed to meet the students' seven demands.
This November, veteran State Rep. Edith Ajello, D-Providence, will face repeat challenger Daniel Harrop '76 MD'79 — a Republican who is banking on voters' desire for change and the statewide, Republican-led "Clean Slate" initiative to unseat the nine-term incumbent.