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  • States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

    On a hot Friday last July, a parolee was mowing a lawn in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of the city when he stopped to ask for a glass of water.
  • RI lawmakers try to solve federal highway funding gap

    Rhode Island has not experienced as precipitous of a drop in federal highway dollars as other states have, but its share of the funding is still not enough to address an aging network of roads, highways and bridges. Nearly half of the 1,100 miles of...

    Rhode Island's senators call on Congress to fund the DHS

    Rhode Island's senators called on Congress on Friday to fully fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because emergency officials in the state are relying on the funding. Democratic U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse say the department...

    'Climate change is real and not a hoax,' Senate overwhelmingly decides

    The U.S. Senate has made it official: Climate change is not a hoax. As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the...

    Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel's work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. The President George W. Bush-era education law dictates that states test...