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By MERI R. KENNEDY 'Twas the deadline for Christmas, when all through the house Not a computer was on, not even a mouse; The files were saved in the drive with care, In hopes that writer soon would be there; The sports department were nestled all snug in more
By STEVEN FRIAS When government awards lucrative licenses to only a limited number of businesses, the possibilities for controversy, favoritism, and even corruption are limitless. Currently, there are three medical marijuana dispensaries operating in more
By STEVEN FRIAS Over the last three months, International Game Technology (IGT) and its affiliate have spent approximately $1.8 million lobbying Rhode Islanders to support a no-bid deal which will give IGT a billion dollars over the next 20 years. more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week's story comes from March 2012. By By LOUIS McGOWAN Growing up in Thornton in the 1950s, I and everyone else seemed to know of Indian more
As long as Rhode Island pursues economic development policies designed to benefit a few businesses, rather than all businesses, its economy will trail behind other states. more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week’s story comes from March 2015.Quarrying granite was an ongoing business … more
“Have you met Victor? You’ll have to meet him,” WPRI-TV reporter Kim Kalunian asked Saturday morning. It was early, 5:17 to be exact. She filled me in quickly. Victor Colella, 96, recently … more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Twin River, Rhode Island's casino operator, has experienced a run of bad luck. With the opening of Encore Boston Harbor, Twin River suffered a 34 percent decline in table-game revenues and a 17 percent decline in video slot more
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