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Political Roundtable: Raimondo On Her Campaign, Negative Advertising & More

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the general election campaign, the negative advertising during the primary, and more.

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Ready Or Not: Remembering The 1938 Hurricane, 80 Years Later

Earlier this week, Rhode Island and the South Coast experienced the aftermath of Hurricane Florence -- nothing too major, just a few inches of rain. However, this time 80 years ago was a completely different story.

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UMass Amherst insect researchers say they've eliminated the threat of the winter moth -- which feeds on maple, oak, and other trees -- without the use of pesticides.


The Newtown, Connecticut-based advocacy group Sandy Hook Promise says it supports jeans maker Levi Strauss’s plan to donate more than $1 million to gun violence prevention groups.

Serena Williams should have known better.

The greatest women’s tennis champion of the last 50 years, perhaps ever, should have known she was one outburst, one wrong word, one complaint, from receiving a game penalty in a match she was already losing.

Instead of collecting herself and regaining some sense of self-control in the second set of the U.S. Open women’s final on Saturday, she had another meltdown and found herself in a hole, a very big hole, from which she could not dig herself out. Not this time.

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Rhode Island candidates stepped up their final push for voters' support ahead of the Wednesday primary with a combination of high-profile endorsemens and retail politics.

In the race for lieutenant governor between incumbent Democrat Dan McKee and progressive challenger Aaron Regunberg, Regunberg received an endorsement from 2016 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. from Vermont Bernie Sanders.

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Rhode Island voters head to polls in primary elections Wednesday. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay has been thinking about what’s at stake as candidates jockey for positions in the November midterm elections.

Rhode Island's primary election is almost here, and there's a lot on the line -- and a hurricane may land around mid-week, potentially suppressing turnout. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Rhode Island Public Radio presents a special primary debate in Rhode Island’s Democratic race for governor. The candidates are former Secretary of State Matt Brown and former state Representative Spencer Dickinson. Governor Gina Raimondo declined to participate. 

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Teachers, students, and police milled quietly around Central High School and Providence Career and Technical Academy Thursday morning, the day after a shooting claimed the life of a student outside the two schools.

The Public's Vote 2018: Meet The Candidates

Sep 6, 2018
John Bender

Ever find yourself at a polling place wondering who all those candidates on the ballot are, and what they really stand for? We sure have. So we asked every candidate in the local 2018 election to answer a few questions about their positions on key issues.

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The union representing nurses at Care New England is asking state health regulators to deny the hospital system’s request for a fast-track review of its proposed takeover by Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare.


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