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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on Wednesday said the state is implementing a directive meant to keep people other than police from bringing guns into K-12 schools.

Speaking two weeks ahead of a statewide primary election, the Democratic governor said she is closing a loophole under which Rhode Island was among a handful of states that allowed people other than law enforcement to bring concealed guns into schools.

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John McCain, the U.S. Navy air warrior who was the Vietnam War’s most famous American prisoner and who evolved into a powerful U.S. senator and Republican presidential candidate, died Saturday at his home in Arizona after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 81.

Summer is fading, the kids are headed back to school and the political campaign season is getting serious. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay looks at the biggest upcoming Rhode Island statewide primary contests. 

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Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo said Wednesday that Rhode Island will "double down" on Pawtucket and the Blackstone Valley, despite last week's announcement that the PawSox minor league team is planning to leave the city.

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Rivulets of sweat coursed across Pawtucket Mayor Don Grebien’s face and Gov. Gina Raimondo tried gamely to keep her piano key smile frozen as a gaggle of pols, state officials and union and business poohbahs crammed into a steamy Slater Mill this morning to try to put their spin on the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester.

The Pawtucket Red Sox drew fans to McCoy Stadium with the slogan “where the dreams begin.” With the team’s decision to move to Worcester,  RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it makes Rhode Island seem more like where baseball dreams die

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Patricia Morgan appeared outside Cranston City Hall on Wednesday to urge Mayor Allan Fung to take part in more than just the one radio debate he has agreed to participate in.

Summer is zipping by, so enjoy the beach and warm weather while you can. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments remain welcome. And you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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With exactly five weeks until Rhode Island's primary election, GOP gubernatorial candidate Patricia Morgan intensified her criticism of Republican rival Allan Fung on Wednesday, accusing him of hiding from voters and masquerading as a conservative.

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WPRI-TV and Roger Williams University have released a new poll on the race for governor in Rhode Island and some other issues. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Elisabeth Harrison and political reporter Ian Donnis unpack the poll's findings. 

WPRI RWU Poll: Raimondo & Fung Still Locked In Close Matchup 

A new poll shows that Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are still locked in a virtual dead heat in the race for governor.

August is here, signaling the run-up to the September primary. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

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The Enviromental Protection Agency announced Thursday a proposal to rollback a federal standard that aims to reduce carbon emissions from cars. 

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T. Kevin Olasanoye, executive director of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the endorsement controversy involving the party and second-quarter fundraising by Gov. Gina Raimondo.

A Providence resident was charged Wednesday with stabbing a member of Governor Gina Raimondo’s administrative staff, Police say. Kenneth Suarez, 18, was charged with felony assault for allegedly stabbing Daniel Brown, 54, in the neck.

Brown is a Department of Labor and Training employee on assignment in the governor’s Constituent Affairs office where he handles job training opportunities.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimond spent campaign funds generously on broadcast and online ads during the second quarter of 2018 while remaining the pacesetting fundraiser in Ocean State politics.