PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's Republican gubernatorial hopefuls have squared off in another televised debate marked by bickering. Businessman Ken Block and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung met in an hour-long debate in Providence last night. Block says voters have been ill-served by the tone of a campaign filled with "venom." Fung says the race has been "spirited."
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Clay Pell has loaned himself another $325,000 in his quest to become the Democratic nominee for Rhode Island governor in the final stretch before next week's primary. Records filed by the Pell campaign yesterday show that Pell loaned his campaign $3.4 million last month. The former Obama administration official is the grandson of the late Senator Claiborne Pell and husband of Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Johnson & Wales University has announced plans for a new $40 million academic building on the land opened up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The school says it plans to build a 60,000-square-foot building that will house the School of Engineering & Design and a new biology program in the College of Arts & Sciences. It's expected to be completed in 2016.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Unemployed Rhode Islanders are now required to post their resumes to the state's online job board or temporarily lose their jobless benefits. The state Department of Labor and Training says the requirement went into effect on Sunday. Rhode Island's unemployment rate is among the nation's highest, at 7.7 percent.
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