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Pawtucket to receive additional voting machines to reduce wait times

PAWTUCKET – The city will receive 53 DS-200 voting machines from the R.I. Board of Elections for the midterm election on Nov. 6, nearly...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
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When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...

Raimondo leads all gubernatorial candidates in campaign fundraising

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo raised $1.2 million from individuals and received $14,475 from political action committees from April through June, bringing her...

DGA donates $1M to Raimondo-friendly PAC

PROVIDENCE – The Democratic Governors Association has donated $1 million to the Alliance for a Better Rhode Island, an independent expenditure political action committee...
The gubernatorial campaigns of Gina M. Raimondo and Patricia Morgan are requesting a state Board of Elections investigation into the Allan Fung campaign finances./PBN FILE PHOTO MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo and Morgan campaigns, Common Cause RI file complaints against Fung...

PROVIDENCE – The gubernatorial campaigns of Gina M. Raimondo and Patricia L. Morgan both said Monday they filed complaints against the campaign of Allan...

Did election board let Mattiello off easy?

Almost two years after he narrowly won re-election to his district seat, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello has been facing criticism for violations of...

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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