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Four panelists from across the U.S. political spectrum all agreed that President Trump lies at an unprecedented rate.

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Panel talks role of media in Trump era

October 2, 2018 0 comments

Discussion of America’s rapidly changing media landscape alternated between heated arguments and unanimous agreement among panelists at the Joukowsky Forum in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs yesterday.

Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

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Rhode Island unemployment at 20-year low

September 30, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island unemployment rate is down to 4 percent for the month of August and closely trails the national August rate of 3.9 percent, according to a recent report released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training.

Former State House Deputy Minority Leader Joe Trillo (I), Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung (R) debated at Roger Williams University Thursday night. Three independents are also running for governor.

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Gubernatorial candidates face off in debate

September 27, 2018 0 comments

In the first televised debate of the gubernatorial election, incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo went head-to-head with Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent candidate Joe Trillo at Roger Williams University Sept. 27.

Raimondo, Fung face four third-party challengers

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Raimondo, Fung face four third-party challengers

September 27, 2018 0 comments

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, four third-party candidates are challenging Democratic incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo and her Republican opponent Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.

Mountain clothing company Denali opened a new store at 271 Thayer Street Sept. 15. The space had been vacant for two years but was previously the location of a City Sports store. Denali sells brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Merrell footwear and high-end Kühl fabrics.

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Outdoor adventure store Denali camps out on Thayer

September 26, 2018 0 comments

If you’re looking for a good coat for the impending winter, you will no longer have to go further than Thayer Street.

Rhode Island codifies DACA recipients’ right to obtain driver’s licenses

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Rhode Island codifies DACA recipients’ right to obtain driver’s licenses

September 26, 2018 0 comments

Legislation protects right even if DACA program ends, activists push to include all undocumented people.

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Gubernatorial candidates set to debate Thursday evening

September 25, 2018 0 comments

The first gubernatorial debate in the race for the Rhode Island State House will take place tomorrow at the Bristol campus of Roger Williams University.

Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

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Raimondo prioritizes free tuition in campaign

September 23, 2018 0 comments

In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, Gov. Gina Raimondo has spearheaded college affordability with the proposed expansion of her key initiative, Rhode Island Promise.

HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

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HOPE creates legislative guide for housing issues

September 20, 2018 0 comments

As Rhode Island continues rebuilding from the Great Recession of 2008, the key issues of homelessness and housing affordability remain a problem for many in the state, according to a study published by HousingWorks RI in 2017.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo said her proposition for universal pre-K would cost $15 million per year and would be solely funded by the state budget.

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Raimondo proposes universal pre-K

September 19, 2018 0 comments

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gov. Gina Raimondo has announced that she will realize an initiative to fund universal state pre-kindergarten if she is elected for a second term.