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Rhode Island passes civil unions bill, with controversy

The Rhode Island state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize same-sex civil unions, sending the bill to the governor for his expected signature.


Providence, R.I., dilemma: tax the rich or fire teachers

City officials are planning major slashes, but "tax the rich" bills could help Providence avoid those damaging cuts.


As flood waters recede, deeper questions emerge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - As Rhode Islanders recover from the state's worst flooding in 200 years, questions are being raised about why the damage was so great.