TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s practically all-mail primary on Tuesday produced results in some of the state’s most closely watched contests despite concerns that Election Day would end in...
Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A member of the Kennedy family, a former public school teacher, said Monday she will run as a Democrat against party-switching Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew in New...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed legislation aimed at ensuring health insurers treat mental illness the same as other conditions.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's House of Representatives has unanimously approved legislation ensuring health insurers treat mental health illnesses the same as other...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — It's graduation weekend for college students across Rhode Island.
The University of Rhode Island will hold its 133rd commencement Saturday and Sunday in South...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Rhode Island congressman is working with Connecticut legislators to pass legislation to ensure health insurers treat mental health illnesses the same as other...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy will discuss the mental health needs of college students at an inaugural summit on the topic.
The RI Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner says that more than 150 leaders from state government, public and private colleges and mental health organizations will meet on Monday in Providence.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers advanced a measure Monday to legalize cannabis after a roughly four-hour hearing that included dozens of opponents and proponents.
Lawmakers estimated that the Democrat-led joint Assembly and Senate panel heard from around 90 people, including police, ministers, health experts and former Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy, on marijuana legalization before a standing-room-only crowd.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island lawmakers are trying to crack down on counterfeit air bags.
The House passed a bill Thursday that would prohibit manufacturing or importing substandard air bags in the state. The Senate passed a similar measure last month.
Democratic Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy says customers need to know the life-saving devices in their cars are legitimate. He says counterfeits have flooded the market.
POMONA, N.J. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife have added another boy to their brood.
Amy Kennedy gave birth Sunday night to the couple's fourth child, Marshall, at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. He made his first public appearance Tuesday along with his parents and older siblings — 10-year-old stepsister Harper Petigout (PET'-ih-goo), 6-year-old Owen, 4-year-old Nora and 2-year-old Nell.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Governor Gina Raimondo is ordering Rhode Island agencies to step up their commitment to people with mental health and substance use disorders.
The Democrat signed an executive order Friday calling for the development of an action plan to improve the state's behavioral and mental health care systems. The plan would be due in November.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy and his wife are expecting a fifth child.
The Kennedy family appeared Friday to promote the Democrat's signature issue, better mental health care.
The baby is due Memorial Day weekend, and he and his wife, Amy, don't yet know whether it's a boy or a girl.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation's deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016.
But some advocates say the funding included in the spending plan the president signed Friday is not nearly enough to establish the kind of treatment system needed to reverse the crisis. A White House report last fall put the cost to the country of the overdose epidemic at more than $500 billion a year.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the Trump era, the story of the Kennedys has never seemed so distant or, one family member believes, more urgent to tell.
"It's important for people to know that there is another way," said former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. "What people understand to be the paradigm of today, that doesn't have to be the narrative for our country."
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday denied making comments attributed to him in a published report that claims he said Donald Trump's "presidency is over" if he doesn't recognize the seriousness of the opioid crisis.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A runner-up on the NBC show "The Voice" has been honored by Rhode Island's House of Representatives.
Richmond native Billy Gilman opened Thursday's session by singing the national anthem. He was honored with a resolution introduced by Democratic Rep. Brian Patrick Kennedy, a big fan of the singing competition.
Gilman says he loves Rhode Island and he's glad he could use his voice to make the state proud.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy says what President Donald Trump has done so far in office will "hopefully spark a re-examination of who we are as a people."
The member of one of the nation's most famous Democratic families tells The Associated Press he sees threats to the constitutional form of government since Trump took office last month.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy is clarifying that he isn't the Patrick Kennedy featured in newly released records from an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails.
The former Democratic Congressman from Rhode Island said on social media Wednesday that many people have confused him with Patrick F. Kennedy, who was Clinton's aide when she was secretary of state.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Roman Catholic bishop says many of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine's views conflict with "well-established Catholic teachings."
Kaine, a Catholic, was chosen as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's running mate Friday.
Bishop Thomas Tobin in a Facebook post Saturday took issue with Kaine's positions on abortion, same-sex marriage, gay adoptions and the ordination of women. Tobin says it's apparent Kaine's faith is not...