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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.

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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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Katherine Kerwin, who is running unopposed to be the Ward 12 city councilor in Providence, and who also serves as communications director for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence, joins Political Roundtable to discuss her campaign, the reluctance of gubernatorial frontrunners to take part in debates, and the legislative debate over guns.

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U.S. Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island is introducing a bill that would ban the 3-D printing of plastic firearms, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to allow a Texas-based company, Defense Distributed, to publish downloadable blueprints of 3-D guns online.

A judge has temporarily blocked the company from publishing the blueprints.

Just when you think the PawSox stadium might be down for the count this legislative session, a new proposal emerges on the scene. 

It might be spring, it might feel like summer, but the signals of an intensifying election season are increasingly evident. So 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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RI House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello stopped by our studio to discuss a range of issues, including the PawSox, guns, abortion, state incentives, his political future, and more.

Only about two months remain until the filing deadline to run for public office in Rhode Island this year, so a more active phase of campaign season is approaching. With that in mind, 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.

Baseball is back, there are rumors of warmer temperatures, and the political beat continues to run hot. So 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.

What if there were predictions of a big snow storm and the forecasted flakes failed to materialize? Well, unexpected stuff happens -- in weather, as in politics. With that note, 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.

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Across the nation, students walked out of their classes Wednesday, imploring lawmakers to take action on gun control. 

This week offered further proof that Rhode Island politics is the gift that keeps giving, right? 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.

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Hundreds of people came to the Rhode Island Statehouse Tuesday to testify for and against a series of gun-related bills.

March is here, along with a new activist movement influencing the gun debate in Rhode Island. 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.

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Gabriela Domenzain, director of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outlook for the so-called Dreamers and whether gun proposals in RI are more about politics or policy.

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