Topic: Rhode Island
Voters in at least three states will decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt in constitutions. Critics see the measures as a political 'wedge' issue.
02/26/2010 04:15 pm
All the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired by the board of trustees this week. More such cases are likely to arise across the US in the coming year because of pressure from the Obama administration – and the incentive of billions of federal dollars.
02/25/2010 07:36 pm
When high school teachers refused to work extra hours without pay, Central Falls, R.I., fired them all. Will that improve performance?
02/24/2010 06:18 pm
State pension funds are $1 trillion short, according to the Pew Center on the States. How does your state stack up?
02/18/2010 11:15 am
Patrick Kennedy will officially announce Sunday that he will not seek another term in the House. Republicans were already targeting his Rhode Island seat.
02/12/2010 06:58 pm
Golden State lawmakers ask which is more important: building the nation's largest solar-energy farm or protecting a fragile ecosystem?
01/29/2010 02:05 pm
In Pictures Airshows
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced recently that he will stay on at least another year. That will help him shepherd some of his Pentagon reforms – and perhaps start new ones.
01/11/2010 04:41 pm
The first state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes, California leads the country in decriminalizing the sale and use of cannabis. Other states are considering the issue, too, but critics warn of the impact on young people.
12/18/2009 05:55 pm
He should combine New Deal-era solutions with Germany's successful work-share program.
12/14/2009 10:08 am