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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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Ian Donnis / RIPR

With less than a week until the primary election, accusations are flying in the Democratic race for governor. Matt Brown, the top primary opponent to Governor Gina Raimondo, is running a progressive challenge to Raimondo from the left.

Rhode Island’s economy has improved since Gina Raimondo took office as governor in 2015. Unemployment is down to a level not seen since 2000, and the state has more jobs than at any time in its history.

John Bender

Just before the end of the school day Wednesday, the second day of a new school year, police were called to the Providence Career and Technical Academy High School.

Shots had been heard fired. It was a little before 2 p.m. 

Lynn Arditi / RIPR

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will contribute $5 million over the next five years to a new state fund designed to support and expand access to mental health care.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mountain-Prairie / Wikimedia Commons

A national conservation organization is suing the federal government for failing to respond to their public records request on the American burying beetle, Rhode Island's official state insect protected under the federal Endangered Species Act. 

John Bender / RIPR

Six mayors from Northern Rhode Island gathered Tuesday in a show of support for Lt. Governor Dan McKee. He’s facing a primary challenge next week from Providence State Representative Aaron Regunberg.

McKee served for six terms as Mayor of Cumberland and said that experience informed his priorities as Lieutenant Governor. Standing on the Statehouse steps, he said he has the connections with municipal leaders and the practical experience to keep doing the job.

Elisabeth Harrison

The candidates for mayor of Providence shared their views Tuesday night of a proposed skyscraper in the city's jewelry district, how to solve billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, and how to improve public schools.

Robin Lubbock / WBUR

There is a changing of the guard in the 7th Congressional District, with shockwaves sure to reverberate throughout the Democratic Party.

Jesse Costa / WBUR

More than 6,000 Salvadorans living in Massachusetts with temporary immigration status face potential deportation next year, when the humanitarian program allowing them to live in the U.S. expires.

This I Believe New England: Genuine Heroes

Sep 4, 2018
Scott Indermaur

If we’re fortunate, we have genuine heroes in our lives.  Some of our heroes may be extraordinary, people whose spectacular feats defy comprehension, perhaps a citizen who risked her life to save total strangers from a burning house, or navy seals who rescued children trapped in a remote cave.  Sometimes heroism is much more quiet and understated – ordinary people who go about their daily lives with earnest dedication, answering the call of duty without fanfare.  As Patty Higgins notes, sometimes we find out about inspiring heroism in unlikely places.  


Democratic rival Matt Brown's campaign is threatening to sue Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo over what it calls false and defamatory statements in an attack ad that debuted last week. Raimondo's campaign said it stands by the ad and it describes a cease and desist letter sent by Brown's campaignas as "a last-gasp stunt" in the run up to the September 12 primary.


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