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A year later, Rhode Island buildings still say ‘Plantations’

Nov. 20, 2021 12:42 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island dropped “Providence Plantations” from its name a year ago, but not from its buildings. Providence Plantations is written in the script in marble near the State House dome and on bronze plaques in the entryway. The state seal with...

State workers could get $3,000 bonus for COVID vaccinations

Nov. 18, 2021 17:19 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State government workers in Rhode Island could soon be receiving a bonus for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Democratic Gov. Daniel McKee's administration has reached a tentative agreement with AFSCME Council 94 on a new contract that...

Providence city council member announces run for mayor

Sep. 27, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence city council member Nirva LaFortune officially announced her bid to run for Providence mayor in 2022. When LaFortune was elected to her city council seat in 2017, she became Rhode Island's first Haitian American to serve in an elected...

Progressive candidate says he'll run for RI governor

Sep. 22, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island secretary of state said Wednesday he's running for governor again in the hopes of “overhauling” the entire state government. Democrat Matt Brown said in a campaign launch video that Rhode Island is run by “the most...