PROVIDENCE — Here are selected highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. All lawmakers named in this report are Democrats. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease

    KINGSTON — The University of Rhode Island will lead a new $94 million consortium to support ocean exploration, responsible resource management, improved scientific understanding of the deep sea and strengthen the nation’s Blue Economy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOA…

    WOOD RIVER JCT. — Joel Desrosiers worked feverishly in the Chariho Tech kitchen Wednesday evening, preparing to serve the 10-course tasting menu that would be the culmination of his independent study program. 

    KINGSTON — With significant numbers of veterans completing military service and deployments overseas and returning to civilian life in the U.S. comes the challenge of providing the tools they may need to successfully make that transition.

      The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles said this week that the state has received full certification through the federal Department of Homeland Security of its Real ID license. Since December 2018, Rhode Island customers have had the option of receiving a Real ID license. “We are proud …

      WOOD RIVER JCT. — Rehearsing their spring production of the Broadway musical "Newsies," the members of the Chariho Theatre Company had an opportunity to spend an afternoon honing their performances with one of the original cast members. 

        PROVIDENCE — Prices for a gallon of gas are up 13 cents in the past week in Rhode Island, and 53 cents since mid-February, AAA reported Monday, saying the latest increases came a week after the U.S. State Department ended waivers for countries to import oil from Iran.

        HOPKINTON — In Washington D.C., marching alongside Eagle Scouts from all over the country in celebration of the Boy Scouts’ 100-year anniversary, Alan Whittaker developed a passion nearly 10 years in the making: a Rhode Island license plate that celebrated Scouting.

          PROVIDENCE — Here are highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly last week. For more information on any of these items visit http://www.rilegislature.gov/pressrelease