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With her electoral victory, Gina M. Raimondo will become the first woman as well as the 82nd person to be governor of Rhode Island since the Royal Charter of 1663. But her story stands up to the scrutiny that company demands. more
By rejecting again the expansion of gambling at Newport Grand, voters in the City by the Sea have sent a clear message about the direction they want their city to take. But the message has implications far beyond what happens in Newport. more
Last week's creation of a "Lean Government Initiative" by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo may not get as much attention as other, more high-profile actions, such as, say, the settlement of the state's pension lawsuits. But it has the potential to be every bit … more
(Editor’s note: This two-part package is part of a planned series of stories on statewide ballot questions voters will consider.) more
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation. more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Lawmakers reshaped Rhode Island’s tax code this summer, cutting taxes in some areas and raising them elsewhere in a bid to improve the state’s much-maligned business climate while plugging revenue gaps. more
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