PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The unofficial results show David Cicilline clinching the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District and Angel Taveras beating the other three Democrats running for Mayor of Providence.
1st Congressional District Providence Mayor David Cicilline held the lead all night, ending up with 37 percent of the vote. Unofficial results show Anthony Gemma with 23 percent, David Segal with 20 percent, and Bill Lynch with 20 percent.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – This week's New York Times will feature six crossword puzzles by students from Brown University. The school has an active puzzling club, and its students have had more puzzles published by the Times than those of any other University, according to New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz.
Four Brown students have already had crosswords published by the New York Times and two more make their debut this week. Shortz says the week of Brown puzzles was inspired by his intern, Brown student Natan Last.
Providence, R.I. – Medical marijuana advocates say they're sick of waiting for the Rhode Island Health Department. Dozens of patients protested the department's decision to disqualify all 15 applicants to run the state's first medical marijuana retail stores.
Providence, R.I. – The percentage of RI high school seniors taking the SAT exam is on the rise, but scores are down in two of the three tested subject areas.
There was a five percent increase in participation by the class of 2010, with 5,718 seniors taking the exam. Math score averages were up a point to 488. Reading scores dropped a point to 485 and writing scores dropped four points to 478.
Scores in each category were below the national averages.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Just three of the 535 members of Congress are openly gay, and two Democratic candidates running for the House hope to inch that number up to five.
Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor David Cicilline is running to succeed Patrick Kennedy. In California, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet is trying to knock Republican Mary Bono Mack out of the seat she has held for 12 years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tomorrow is primary election day. Seven-hundred thousand Rhode Islanders are eligible to cast ballots. But how many of us will take the time to go to the polls? WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay has some thoughts for those who believe their votes don't count.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is on the wrong side of a national trend when it comes to traffic fatalities.
In 2009, the United States posted its lowest traffic fatality rate since 1950, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Highway deaths were down nearly 10 percent to roughly 34,000.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures are expected Tuesday, which eliminates lousy weather as a reason to keep voters from the polls.
The four-way Democratic race in the 1st Congressional District is one marquee battle. Voters will also choose the Republican gubernatorial candidate for November, and the Democratic candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and mayor of Providence.