WESTERLY — Principals and other administrators have mapped out a plan for improving student performance on the Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS) test after results released in October showed declines in nearly all categories at each district school it was given.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Fourth-generation corn and soybean farmer Jeff Frank doesn’t feel rich, but simply based on the skyrocketing value of his land in northwest Iowa, it’s an apt way to describe him, even if he laughs at the idea.

Rhode Island's governor submitted a $12.8 billion state budget plan to the General Assembly on Thursday that seeks to address the pandemic, build more affordable housing, invest in schools and help businesses.

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 4.8% in December, down three-tenths of a percentage point from the November rate but higher than the national rate of 3.9%, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday.

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee on Wednesday proposed spending more than $150 million during the next fiscal year on several initiatives intended to address threats to the state from climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

      WESTERLY — Preliminary plans for a proposed housing project that would include conversion of the former St. Pius X School property into an apartment building, construction of a new apartment building and construction of two houses on the same property will go for review before the Planning B…

      WESTERLY — Tragedy struck a Massachusetts family over the weekend when a 26-year-old mother who worked as an Amtrak conductor was killed after slipping and falling from a moving train that was approaching the Westerly station. Now, communities throughout southern New England are stepping up …

        CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island has opened an investigation into the North Kingstown School Department after student-athletes filed a complaint that the high school violated students’ civil rights by allowing a former boys’ basketball coach t…

        WESTERLY — Members of the Planning Board and the Economic Development Commission engaged directly this week with a consultant hired to help develop a plan for transforming the town's Route 1 corridor into a more economically productive and aesthetically pleasing stretch of roadway with a mor…

          PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is trying to ease the staffing crunch at hospitals by deploying more National Guard members and making it easier for recent nursing graduates to get temporary emergency licenses so they can join the workforce, Gov. Daniel McKee said Wednesday.

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sixth person has pleaded guilty to playing a role in a scheme that cheated banks in multiple states out of $2.4 million by obtaining and attempting to obtain car loans using stolen identities, federal prosecutors said.