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Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...
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Gorbea extends voter-registration deadlines before June 2 primary

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island residents will have more time to register to vote or disaffiliate from a political party before the state’s June 2...
OPENING FOR HACKERS? The R.I. Board of Elections is studying whether modems added to voting machines in 2016 now represent a cybersecurity risk because they transmit encrypted data over the internet. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Raimondo greenlights postponing R.I. primary

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced in a tweet on Monday that she will sign an executive order postponing the state’s presidential primary...
HOUSE SPEAKER Nicholas A. Mattiello will be challenged by GOP candidate Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung for his House of Representative seat representing District 15 of Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Speaker Mattiello to face challenge from Fenton-Fung

CRANSTON (AP) – Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, a Republican activist and wife of a two-time GOP candidate for governor of Rhode Island, filed paperwork Monday...
VOTING WILL begin in Rhode Island for the 2018 primary election on Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Are you engaged in the 2020 presidential primaries and caucuses?

The Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire presidential primaries are in the books. Up next is Nevada’s Democratic caucus on Feb. 22. Massachusetts primaries are on...

Predictions that Rhode Island will lose a House seat less certain

PROVIDENCE – The 2020 Census looms large for Rhode Island, with experts long predicting it to result in the state losing one of its...
FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia II was recalled by 62 percent of Fall River voters, but won an election on the same ballot by 241 votes. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

WJAR: Fall River’s Correia recalled, re-elected

FALL RIVER – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II was both recalled and re-elected Tuesday, according to WJAR-TV NBC 10. Despite 62 percent of votes recalling...
COUNCILWOMAN SABINA MATOS was elected president of the 2019-2022 Providence City Council. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL

Matos elected president of Providence City Council

PROVIDENCE - Councilwoman Sabina Matos was voted Providence City Council president Monday. The council said that Matos is the first Latina to hold the...
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? Did Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's economic policies help grow Rhode Island's economy or was the state's improving economic condition just the result of the region and nation recovering from the Great Recession? To a certain degree, the just-concluded election may offer one answer to that question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the election now settled, do you think that Rhode Island...

A major issue in any election is the economic health of the city/state/country that is holding the vote, and nowhere was the issue debated...
IN A WIDE-RANGING PRESS CONFERENCE a day after the midterm election, President Donald Trump said he was open to raising corporate tax rates in order to deliver a tax cut to middle-class Americans. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump says he’s open to raising tax to pay for middle-class...

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said he’s open to raising some tax rates to help pay for a bigger tax break for middle-class Americans. “If...

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