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With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
Last week's creation of a "Lean Government Initiative" by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo may not get as much attention as other, more high-profile actions, such as, say, the settlement of the state's pension lawsuits. But it has the potential to be every bit … more
(Editor’s note: This two-part package is part of a planned series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) more
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation. more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. more
PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private-equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. Despite his … more
The midsummer break in a post-gubernatorial election year projects a certain lull over the state in terms of political fire. What is not lost however is the need for Rhode Island as a whole to delve deeper into the issues preventing businesses from … more
Hours before the first face-off of the Democratic presidential campaign, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley stood in the far left corner of the White Star Ale House, a sleek bar in downtown Cedar Rapids, greeting a line of voters, some committed, others not so much. more
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016: "This is more personal for me than usual. Scary, too. There are no guarantees in life, and … more
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