Topic: Rhode Island politics

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

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Gubernatorial candidate’s spokesperson resigns over offensive tweets

November 2, 2018 0 comments

Andrew Augustus resigned as a spokesperson for Mayor of Cranston Allan Fung’s gubernatorial campaign after misogynistic and racist tweets from his time at Rhode Island College were discovered this week.

Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

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Whitehouse, Flanders face off for Senate seat

November 2, 2018 0 comments

On Nov. 6, incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., will face off against Republican and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders ’71 in the Rhode Island Senate midterm elections.

Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

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Census dry run faces lack of funding, publicity

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The 2020 Census’ first and only dry run was conducted in Providence County earlier this year. The test run included a new ability to respond to the census through an online survey but did not include the controversial “citizenship question,” which would ask respondents about their U.S. citizenship status.

University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

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University student groups, campus centers gear up for midterm elections

October 2, 2018 0 comments

As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the Swearer Center for Public Service is working with the Brown College Democrats, the Brown University Republicans and the Brown Progressive Action Committee to mobilize student voting in an attempt to improve the 13 percent student voter turnout of the 2014 midterms.

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.

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.

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R. I. General Assembly votes to criminalize revenge porn

April 17, 2018 0 comments

Robyn Giragosian did not plan for her nude photographs to proliferate throughout her community when she took them for her partner at the beginning of their romantic relationship.

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Story ’19, Greenwell ’20: Students must fight for reproductive rights in R.I.

April 16, 2018 0 comments

Many Brown students assume that Rhode Island’s status as a blue state — and its reputation for progressivism on the national stage — means that we live in a safe haven of reproductive rights.

The R.I. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow courts to issue protection orders against individuals deemed a threat.

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House passes ‘Red Flag’ bill to combat gun violence

April 13, 2018 0 comments

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60 to eight Thursday to pass a “Red Flag” bill that would allow courts to take action against individuals who own a firearm and are considered to pose imminent danger to themselves or others.