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URI revokes honorary degrees for Giuliani and Flynn

URI revokes honorary degrees for Giuliani and Flynn

The University of Rhode Island is revoking honorary degrees bestowed upon two once-prominent advisers to former President Donald Trump: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.MORE

Rhode Island unemployment rate drops to 4.8% in December

Rhode Island unemployment rate drops to 4.8% in December

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.MORE

Governor lays out climate change plan for Rhode Island

Governor lays out climate change plan for Rhode Island

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.MORE

Contractor gets probation in tax evasion scheme

Contractor gets probation in tax evasion scheme

A contractor from Massachusetts who frequently traveled to Rhode Island to cash business checks at a check-cashing facility to avoid reporting or paying taxes on nearly $2 million in income has been sentenced to two years of probation, federal prosecutors said.MORE

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