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HELENA B. FOULKES, former gubernatorial candidate, has been named executive chair of Follett Higher Education Group's board of directors. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Foulkes, former gubernatorial candidate, named Follette Higher Education’s executive chairwoman

PROVIDENCE – A former business leader who ran for governor this past election year will now shift her attention to national education. Helena B. Foulkes,...
ALLAN W. FUNG reacts after losing the 2nd Congressional District race Nov. 8. / AP PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

Where does the R.I. GOP go after difficult Election Day showing?

PROVIDENCE – The “Red Wave” many Republicans both locally and nationally were hoping for never made it to the shores of Rhode Island on...

92K R.I. voters have cast early ballots; polls open 8 a.m....

PROVIDENCE – With Election Day looming on Tuesday, more than 92,000 Rhode Island residents have already voted for who they want in office.  As of...
SETH MAGAZINER, left, is still the top fundraiser and spender in the race for the U.S. 2nd Congressional District seat over Republican candidate Allan W. Fung, middle. Independent candidate William Gilbert, right, did not file a third-quarter campaign finance report. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE

Magaziner remains top fundraiser in 2nd Congressional District race heading into...

PROVIDENCE – Seth Magaziner remains both the top fundraiser and campaign spender, as well as having cash on hand, in the race to succeed...

Name-calling could backfire in November

Spending on political advertising is setting records in the midterm elections. But evidence shows that negative messages might discourage voters from casting ballots altogether. As...
ASHLEY KALUS, top center, Republican gubernatorial candidate, shares her economic plan Thursday with local business officials at VR Industries Inc. in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Kalus unveils plan to boost R.I. competitiveness

WARWICK – Referring to it as a “promise to working families,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus on Thursday unveiled an economic plan for the...
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Gary Wallace is the owner of Hall of GraFX, a printing shop in Providence that has produced campaign materials for candidates, such as this banner for Gonzalo Cuervo, who finished second in the Providence mayoral primary on Sept. 13.
PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

THE CAMPAIGN ECONOMY: Election season provides stimulus for many businesses

Forget summer vacation, Gary Wallace hasn’t even had a day off in the last six weeks. That’s what happens when you own a print shop...

Ballot errors teaching R.I. lessons

A series of errors plagued the first two weeks of early voting in Rhode Island’s primary elections, but experts say voters can be confident...
MULTIPLE RHODE ISLAND Democratic candidates will be decided upon Tuesday in the state's primary election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Voters deciding Tuesday on R.I. gubernatorial, congressional, Providence mayoral candidates

PROVIDENCE – After several weeks of campaign messages, debates and verbal jabs, voters on Tuesday will decide on multiple Rhode Island candidates seeking high-profile...

R.I. Board of Elections won’t remove ExpressVote machines

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Board of Elections canceled an emergency meeting scheduled for Monday morning to discuss Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s request to...
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