Solomon, Elorza battle in heated mayoral debate


By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The leading Democratic candidates for mayor of Providence lobbed criticism at one another throughout a contentious debate Friday, while each made the case that the city can’t afford to elect independent candidate Buddy Cianci in the November election. Read...
 
 
 

East Side, Latino voters crucial in Providence mayor’s race
With 12 days remaining until the primary, the East Side has become a key battleground in the race for...
 

Bill Clinton: Seth Magaziner is ready to be RI treasurer
By Ted Nesi PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Former President Bill Clinton gave a full-throated endorsement...
 

Analysis: 5 takeaways from the Democratic gov debate
Click here to read my five takeaways from the debate on the new WPRI.com website »
 

Democrats for RI gov battle in aggressive TV debate
By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With two weeks until the primary, the three leading Democratic...
 

The Saturday Morning Post: Quick hits on politics & more in RI
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Brett Smiley to leave mayor’s race, support Jorge Elorza
With just 18 days before the primary, Brett Smiley will drop out of the race for Providence mayor and...
 

Smiley wants to be the ‘best pothole filler’ ever in city
By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence mayoral candidate Brett Smiley says he wants to...
 

83% of Providence police employees don’t live in the city
Nine years after state lawmakers scrapped what was left of Providence’s residency requirement, fewer...
 

Taveras loses campaign field director
With less than three weeks before the Democratic primary, Providence mayor and gubernatorial candidate...
 
 
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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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