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STORY OF THE WEEK: Former CVS Health executive Helena Foulkes is both an untested candidate and someone with a lengthy public record. That explains why she instantly became a serious player last week in Rhode Island's 2022 race for governor - and faced more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With the benefit of hindsight, it became clear that Sam Zurier was the odds-on favorite to win last week's Democratic primary for a vacant state Senate seat in District 3. Zurier, 62, is well-known around the East Side and he's had a more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Fissures are widening among Democrats, raising questions about setbacks in 2022 and the party's ability to get things done. Think we're talking about the looming showdown between the RI Political Cooperative and establishment more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democrat Seth Magaziner's campaign announcement last week was hardly a textbook example of how to launch a campaign for governor. The two-term general treasurer, 38, frosted reporters by not taking questions at the event, and there was more
Sept. 11, 2001, dawned as a beautiful late summer day in Providence. I took a few seconds to savor the blue sky and welcoming temperature before pulling open the big door at 150 Chestnut St. in the Jewelry District, the home at the time of The Providence more
Back in 2018, then-House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello downplayed the threat to abortion rights in the U.S., telling The Public's Radio, "Roe v.Wade is not going to be overturned. I think that's a concern that's not rooted in reality." Gov. Dan McKee, more
While Gov. Dan McKee retains the advantage of incumbency, recent events show how unexpected events can alter the political landscape. McKee was front and center during Tropical Storm Henri - the first major weather event of his term - and the more
The owner of the so-called Superman Building in downtown Providence is gearing up for another push to use public subsidies to revive the iconic structure. "We are of the understanding that they have a proposal that they're evolving that involves a more
By IAN DONNIS Redistricting issue heats up RI One of the first rhetorical shots of the 2022 legislative campaign season was fired last week when some progressives objected to Smith Hill leaders' picks for the General Assembly redistricting commission. more
The end of Rhode Island's legislative session last week was largely drama-free, with none of the curious sticking points or cross-chamber clashes that have sometimes punctuated the final countdown. It helps, of course, that the state is flush with cash, more
Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
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