Rhode Island is days away from becoming the 10th US state to allow same-sex marriage. The combination of coalition building and old-fashioned politics that got it passed is 'a recipe that could definitely be replicated in other states,' says Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, but opponents credit shifting national attitudes.
More Americans seek low-cost rentals instead of homeownership in the post-crash housing market. Affordability is the main challenge with 42 million US households paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing.
Bankruptcy has claimed another victim - this time the entire city of Central Falls in Rhode Island. It was the last resort for the financially troubled city.
Baseball cards have gone the way of pick-up games and bike rides without parental supervision – but I bet they'll be back.
Many farmers' markets no longer shut down in cold weather.