Tonight at 7 live on WPRI 12 – Ken Block debates Allan Fung


 
 
 

Watch Executive Suite: UMass Law; OpportunitySpace
 

Watch Newsmakers: Jorge Elorza debates Michael Solomon
 

The Saturday Morning Post: Quick hits on politics & more in RI
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Solomon, Elorza battle in heated mayoral debate
By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The leading Democratic candidates for mayor of Providence...
 

Elorza campaign copied letter from Central Falls mayor
By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza is blaming a “former advisor”...
 

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...
 

Elorza pitches citywide arts festival for Providence
By Dan McGowan PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Democratic mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza said Thursday he...
 

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
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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

Contacting the White House and Congress

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