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Scott MacKay Commentary: The Dearth Of Black Judges In Rhode Island

February is black history month, a time when we celebrate the contributions of African-Americans. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says that when it comes to the Rhode Island judiciary, there isn’t much to cheer.

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One Square Mile: Johnston - One Hour Special

Missed any of our stories about Johnston, Rhode Island? Let us take you there in this special hour of stories from one of the nation's most Italian towns.

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The days are getting longer. The General Assembly is back. And yes, the pols have been cooperating – from the White House to the State House –with the usual shenanigans.

The last Friday in February is fast approaching. Rhode Island political junkies know what that means – as the song trills – It’s Follies Time at the Veeeenusss  DeeMilo, the Veeenus….

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed announced he will vote against Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The announcement comes as the Senate is scheduled to vote on Pruitt's nomination Friday.

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Speaking to a Russian media outlet this week, former Governor Lincoln Chafee praised President Donald Trump for trying to forge closer ties with Russia.

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In the latest Invenergy news, motions to dismiss the company’s Burrillville power plant application were denied by the Energy Facility Siting Board Thursday. The Town of Burrillville and the Conservation Law Foundation filed the motions when the question of who would provide Invenergy with a water supply was still up in the air.

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State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss fallout from the UHIP controversy; the next move on the state pension fund's expected rate of return; and how RI Democrats are responding to President Trump.

State General Treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Bonus Q&A this week to discuss financial regulation, the outlook for Providence pension, the heavy unfunded liabilities for municipalities' retiree health care, and other issues.

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A swastika was discovered Thursday morning spray-painted on a dumpster in front of a YMCA in Providence. Staff say they removed the anti-Semitic symbol shortly after its discovery.

In a statement, Greater Providence YMCA CEO Steven O'Donnell called it "an unfortunate, and hopefully isolated, incident."

O'Donnell said the graffiti was reported to Providence Police. 

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