Elorza wants schools open longer, more social services


Schools in Rhode Island’s capital city would stay open longer and on weekends and students would have more access to social services, under a proposal released Monday by Democratic mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza.
 
 
 

As primary nears, mayoral hopefuls target Buddy Cianci
They’ve got different talking points, but the three leading Democratic candidates for Providence mayor...
 

Watch Executive Suite: rVotes founder Steve Adler
 

Watch Newsmakers: De Ramel, Gorbea debate for SoS
 

The Saturday Morning Post: Quick hits on politics & more in RI
Company policy dictates that you get a week off for every award you win, so after Ted’s performance...
 

Providence pension investments beat state’s again
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence pension fund’s investment performance...
 

Dem sec. of state candidates oppose voter ID law in debate
The Democratic candidates for secretary of state said Friday they support bringing in an independent...
 

Brown University shaking up its political polling operation
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Brown University is working on a reboot of its closely watched...
 

Providence pension lawsuit looming, trial this fall
By Tim White PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – A pending lawsuit by a group of retirees over changes to Providence’s...
 

New Providence Journal owner likely to cut jobs, analysts say
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The Providence Journal’s new owner is likely to cut jobs while...
 
 
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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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