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THE R.I. BOARD of Elections on Friday voted to forward all of Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos' congressional nomination papers to be investigated and reviewed by the R.I. Office of the Attorney General. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE.COM

R.I. Board of Elections forwarding all of Matos’ nomination papers to...

CRANSTON – With a 5-1 vote during a lengthy executive session Friday, the R.I. Board of Elections is referring all congressional nomination papers submitted...

Centurion Foundation, Prospect Medical submit application for CharterCARE purchase

PROVIDENCE – Atlanta-based The Centurion Foundation and Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. announced Friday they have submitted an application to state regulators seeking approval for...

State lab error forces 52 cocaine cases to be retested

PROVIDENCE – Accidental cross-contamination during a quality control test at a state laboratory is calling into question hundreds of criminal cases involving cocaine. The R.I....
GERARD CATALA, former Providence City Council candidate and the president of the Providence NAACP, was arraigned Thursday on two charges of failing to file campaign finance reports during election season last year. / PBN FILE PHOTO

NAACP Providence president charged with campaign finance violations

PROVIDENCE – A former Providence City Council candidate and newly elected president of the city’s chapter of the NAACP has been charged with violating...

What’s R.I.’s solution to prevent data breaches?

The state hasn’t been immune to major data breaches – the latest example being an R.I. Department of Health mishap that exposed the protected...
RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE is investigating who was responsible for placing several packets of racist and homophobic materials near the residence halls on campus. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE

Racist material found on RIC campus, college investigating matter

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island College has launched an investigation into finding those responsible who put several packets containing racist and homophobic materials that were...
SCAM STOPPERS: Lee H. Vilker, head of the criminal division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Rhode Island, helps prosecute people ­accused of defrauding others through investment schemes. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

In some investor scams, warning flags are waving

As a federal prosecutor, Lee H. Vilker deals with not only criminal defendants but the victims of those crimes. Vilker, head of the criminal division...

Winter electric rate hikes approved despite protest

WARWICK – Historic electric rate hikes will prevail despite controversy, with state regulators approving the proposed rate increases Friday. The R.I. Public Utilities Commission’s 3-0...

How should the state respond to Rhode Island Energy’s request to...

Blaming rising demand for natural gas, inflation and the war in Ukraine, Rhode Island Energy has proposed raising winter electric rates by an average...

McKee urges state regulators to offset proposed cost hikes to winter...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee is the latest state official to sound the alarm over skyrocketing winter electric rates. In a letter shared publicly...
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