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In a rally in Providence, First Lady Michelle Obama urged Rhode Island voters to elect Democratic nominee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo in Tuesday's race for governor.

Michelle Obama rallies support for Raimondo

October 31, 2014 0 comments

Hundreds of eyes turned toward the podium, where First Lady Michelle Obama spoke in support of gubernatorial Democratic nominee Gina Raimondo.

Since 1988, the Passion for Pumpkins organization has marshalled Rhode Island artists to design thousands of creative pumpkin carvings.

Local artists’ pumpkin carvings draw national attention

October 31, 2014 0 comments

As he trekked mountains in northern Vermont with his family 27 years ago, John Reckner chanced upon a bright idea.

Ballot question aims to raise public transit funds

October 30, 2014 0 comments

If passed, Rhode Island’s Question 6 would authorize the state government to issue $35 million in bonds to improve public transportation infrastructure.

Edgewood Yacht Club site to house new marine education center

Edgewood Yacht Club site to house new marine education center

October 30, 2014 0 comments

Moses Brown School received an anonymous $1.5 million donation to a new Sailing and Marine Education Center in Cranston.

Ebola vigil spotlights Rhode Islanders’ ties to victims in West Africa

Ebola vigil spotlights Rhode Islanders’ ties to victims in West Africa

October 30, 2014 0 comments

A crowd of over 100 people gathered at a vigil Wednesday night at the Statehouse to commemorate those affected by Ebola.

Poll shows Raimondo, Fung tied for governor’s seat

October 29, 2014 0 comments

A week before the Nov. 4 general election, gubernatorial candidates Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are in a statistical tie for the lead.

Magazine names Providence ‘America’s Favorite City’

October 28, 2014 1 comment

Travel and Leisure Magazine named Providence “America’s Favorite City” in its annual rankings.

Violence flares up in Chad Brown development

October 28, 2014 0 comments

A fatal shooting last Wednesday in the North End’s Chad Brown housing development revived memories of the neighborhood’s history of gun violence.

After learning about the death of a childhood friend, Jorge Elorza decided to move back to Providence and enter local politics, he said. “That night, I realized I wasn’t doing anything to support my own community.”

Jorge Elorza eyes City Hall

October 28, 2014 0 comments

Rookie Democratic mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza countered chief rival Vincent “Buddy” Cianci’s prominent with a show of his own last Thursday.

Hillary Clinton urges citizens to vote at a rally for Gina Raimondo Friday. “If you don’t vote, you lose all rights to complain,” she said.

Clinton campaigns with Raimondo in R.I.

October 27, 2014 0 comments

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Ocean State Friday to advocate for Gina Raimondo, Democratic candidate for governor.