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Some candidates see edge in forming teams

Brown University political science professor Wendy Schiller can’t ever remember candidates for Rhode Island governor and lieutenant governor teaming up as though they were...
TRANSIT ADVOCATE: Providence City Councilwoman and mayoral candidate Nirva LaFortune, one of three Democrats running for Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s seat, is an avid cyclist and transportation advocate who plans to continue and expand Elorza’s Great Streets Initiative.
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LEGACY RACE: Will Providence’s next mayor keep their predecessor’s big ideas...

Term-limited Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza doesn’t let criticism stop him. That’s been especially true in the past year, as he’s raced not toward...

MAKING A MARK: Gaining influence takes time in U.S. House

When he arrived at the U.S. Capitol in January 2001 as a newly elected House member, Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I., understood that helping...
DR. TIMOTHY J. BABINEAU, former CEO and president of Lifespan Corp., officially resigned on May 31 but will stay on as a consultant until September. Babineau is one of numerous people who have said they'll be leaving high-profile positions in Rhode Island over the next year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Can R.I. weather the exit of so many leaders?

A wave of recent retirement and resignation announcements from top executives leaves the state facing a potential leadership gap in some of its most...

More candidates take virtual route

From YouTube announcements to Twitter fundraising, Rhode Island political candidates are embracing virtual campaigning with gusto as the 2022 election season gains momentum. That doesn’t...
FUTURE ASPIRATIONS: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has had to deal with a recent spate of public safety issues in the city while also considering a run for governor in 2022. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Fighting crime complicated by upcoming election

The wave of highly publicized crimes that has swept through Providence in recent months has prompted no shortage of calls for action, but looming...
FACE TIME: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo at one of the daily briefings she has given during the crisis. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Raimondo’s leadership, transparency earn praise

State governors are ­typically not front and center during a national crisis. But the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the U.S. has pushed governors to...

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...

Does IGT controversy miss the point?

The unfolding story over the no-bid contract extension with International Game Technology PLC for supplying technology and services to the state’s lottery system has...
NEW FACE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, center, speaks with Sen. Dennis L. Algiere, R-Charlestown, and Sen.-elect Jessica de la Cruz, a Republican who will represent North Smithfield, Burrillville and Glocester, during an orientation for new members in the Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
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Lawmakers have returned to tackle a host of familiar issues

The General Assembly reopened Jan. 1 with a new configuration of legislators facing many of the same issues that have been circulating in the...

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