Ahead of Easter, RI governor hopefuls discuss their faiths


By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It’s Holy Week and Passover for Christians and Jews around the world, and among those commemorating the solemn religious periods will be the five major candidates for Rhode Island governor, all but one of whom say they’re Christians. Read the rest of this...
 
 
 

Rhode Island jobless rate falls to 8.7% in March
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.7% in March, new data released Thursday shows.
 

Target 12: City records subpoenaed on Gordon Fox
Add the city of Providence to the list of those contacted by law enforcement officials regarding former...
 

Judge Taft-Carter: RI pension lawsuit can move forward
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island’s public-sector unions and retirees have...
 

Investigators contacted elections board about Gordon Fox
The director of campaign finance at the R.I. Board of Elections said Wednesday his office has been contacted...
 

Gordon Fox’s campaign finance records sought in probe
By Tim White and Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Investigators visited former House Speaker Gordon...
 

Taveras agenda backs pension, weapons bills
Criminals serving life sentences would be ineligible for pensions, cops would have an easier time seizing...
 

RI income tax revenue 26% below forecast in March
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Rhode Island officials warned Tuesday that state tax revenue...
 

Cost of soaring Medicaid enrollment in RI is still a mystery
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Obamacare will likely cost Rhode Island more money than state...
 

Blogger Hull hired for top City Hall post
Brian Hull, a former owner and editor of the left-leaning Rhode Island’s Future blog, has landed a...
 
 
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Ted Nesi covers government and the economy in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts for WPRI.com.

 
 
 

Political News


'Obama' filmmaker charged in NY in campaign…
NEW YORK (AP) ? A conservative scholar and author known recently for his critical works on President Barack Obama was indicted…
 

South Sudan, rebels sign cease-fire
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ? South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will…
 

Obama: South Sudan deal a 'critical first…
WASHINGTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama says the cease-fire deal in South Sudan is a critical first step toward lasting…
 

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Newsmakers


Newsmakers 1/16: Gov. Lincoln Chafee
This week: Governor Chafee talks about his proposed budget, his priorities - and Bill Belichick.
 

Newsmakers 1/3: Secretary of State candidate…
Newsmakers: Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea, Quonset Ex. Dir. Steven King
 

Newsmakers 1/9: State Reps. Mattiello,…
This week: House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello and House Minority Leader Brian Newberry.
 

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White House News


Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month,…
 

Obama to address situation in Egypt this…
CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama will make his first statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in…
 

With kids at camp, Obama finds time for…
WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is filling his Martha's Vineyard vacation with golf, visits with friends…
 

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Rhode Island (change)

 
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the first independent in his position, has his work cut out for him: fix the state's finances and help 66,000 unemployed Rhode Islanders get back to work.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Lincoln Chafee
Lieutenant Governor: Elizabeth Roberts
Attorney General: Peter Kilmartin
State Treasurer: Gina Raimondo
Secretary of State: Ralph Mollis

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