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New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University.The film,...
HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Gubernatorial candidate Joseph A. Trillo, a former Republican state representative who has owned several manufacturing and retail businesses in Rhode Island, is running as an independent in the Nov. 6 general election. Trillo uses two buses and a truck to travel around the state and spread his message to voters.
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In a year of highly partisan politics, can independents boost political...

From his lofty perch atop the Statehouse, the Independent Man seems like a lonely soul, but he really isn’t.With spear in hand, the statue...

How much travel is too much for Providence mayor?

During his first term, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has taken at least 60 trips out of state. Is that excessive?“Absolutely not,” said Elorza,...

‘The [political] system is coming up short’

Scan election results for the General Assembly through the years and you’ll find a lot of uncontested races. Observers blame it on the Democratic...

Candidates don’t need to spend a lot to win in R.I.,...

Gubernatorial candidates don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to win votes in the nation’s smallest state. But money matters in elections...

Can too much transparency hinder economic development?

There’s a running debate between the state and some outside parties about how much information related to luring business here should be shared with...

New campaign-finance law benefits incumbents

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last month signed into law new campaign-finance rules that eliminate how much an individual can give to political candidates in...
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