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Students partake in ‘Day of Silence’

A crowd of about 30 students gathered Tuesday night in front of the steps of Faunce House to conclude a day of silence in memory of victims of police brutality. Many participants wore black clothing and a piece of tape over their mouths to symbolize their solidarity with individuals like Michael Brown ...


Raimondo wins governor race

Updated Nov. 5 at 2:45 a.m. In a tight race, Democrat Gina Raimondo beat out Republican Allan Fung and Moderate Robert Healey in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, making her the state’s first woman elected governor and the first Democrat elected to the seat since 1992. Raimondo, the state’s ...

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Elections Roundup: Oct. 7, 2014

Anti-Cianci group folds An anti-Vincent “Buddy” Cianci group founded by former mayoral candidate Lorne Adrain folded before making any moves to attack the Cianci campaign, WPRI reported. Adrain told WPRI that he will instead gear his efforts toward endorsing Democratic mayoral candidate Jorge Elorza. ...


Financial problems, Cianci’s history frame mayoral debate

A heated mayoral debate between Independent Vincent “Buddy” Cianci, Democrat Jorge Elorza and Republican Daniel Harrop ’76 MD’79 at Rhode Island College featured a series of pointed personal attacks in front of a packed crowd of fervent supporters Tuesday evening. Elorza, a former housing court ...

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Elections Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

Republican party challenge to Healey candidacy struck down The Rhode Island Board of Elections struck down an official petition by the R.I. Republican Party yesterday, which challenged the gubernatorial candidacy of Robert Healey who is running as a Moderate Party candidate, the Providence Journal ...


Taveras leads in gubernatorial poll

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras leads the pack of 2014 gubernatorial candidates in job performance rating and perceived ability to improve the state’s economy, according to a WPRI poll of 506 registered state voters released Tuesday. When asked to choose among the five probable candidates, almost ...


Ken Block enters Republican gubernatorial primary

Ken Block announced last week that he will run in Rhode Island’s 2014 gubernatorial election, competing against Cranston Mayor Allan Fung — who announced his candidacy Monday — for the Republican nomination. Block announced his candidacy last May, when he was a member of the Moderate Party. Block ...

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Whitehouse’s book explores American values

For the past 20 years, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has carried a blank book with him, jotting down inspiring quotations as he hears and reads them, from the tenets of Boy Scout Law to a Ralph Waldo Emerson poem on the Providence War Memorial. When a friend advised him to publish his personal adversaria  ...


Commission urges R.I. gun divestment

The State Investment Commission voted unanimously in favor of Rhode Island divesting from its stakes in gun distributors Wednesday. Wellspring Capital Partners IV invests $3.8 million of state money in United Sporting Companies, an organization that distributes firearms, gun accessories and hunting ...

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