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COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Providence City Hall in Providence, Rhode Island on May 28, 2020.

Rhode Island’s unluckiest politician is running for Providence mayor

Michael Solomon just dumped $250,000 of his own money into his campaign.

PODCAST | RHODE ISLAND REPORT
Rhode Island civil rights leader Clifford R. Montiero speaks to Boston Globe reporter Edward Fitzpatrick during the taping of the Rhode Island Report podcast.

R.I. civil rights leader Clifford R. Montiero discusses voting rights battles, past and present

“When you saw the Confederate flags, and you saw the families yelling and spitting at you and screaming,” he said on the Rhode Island Report podcast, “I had not seen that kind of hatred.”

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The Mount Hope Bridge, opened in 1929, connects the Rhode Island towns of Bristol and Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

After years of advocacy, a ‘huge first step’ toward suicide prevention barriers on R.I. bridges

At least nine people have committed suicide by jumping from Rhode Island bridges since November.

SHORE ACCESS
Coastal regulators in Rhode Island on Tuesday designated the end of Public Street, nestled in an industrial cove, as a public right of way, meaning people will be able to access it in perpetuity. It is seen here covered in graffiti, overgrowth and trash.

In Providence’s industrial core, new public access to the shore

The area, in the shadow of salt piles a.nd a scrap metal yard, will be protected for public access in perpetuity

Analysis
Massachusetts State House.

The Delta variant creates uncertainty everywhere — including key political races in every state in New England

While the 2022 elections are over a year away, many of these questions involve a domino effect sparked by a single politician’s decision, often a governor's. Here's how it could play out.

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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, accompanied by White House press secretary Jen Psaki, left, speaks during a press briefing in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Gina Raimondo is still at the center of federal infrastructure negotiations

The former Rhode Island governor offered a local anecdote to highlight where she believes things stand with the high-stakes negotiations.

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The Rhode Island State House.

Gorbea criticizes McKee over order on in-person public meetings

The secretary of state says the order to meet remotely should be extended as COVID-19 infection rates start to climb again. The governor has recommended that public bodies continue to livestream their meetings.

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Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in  2018.

Whitehouse says he’s keeping his promise to Christine Blasey Ford

The R.I. senator says new details from the FBI confirm his suspicion that a tip line set up in 2018 for information about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s background was “not for real.”