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Scott MacKay Commentary: The Raimondo Paradox

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo faces headwinds in her reelection campaign. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay parses why the governor is so well-regarded outside the state but not so well-liked at home.

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Providence's Peace Ambassadors

As the National School Walkout movement to fight gun violence continues across the country, RIPR's Chuck Hinman talked to two members of Providence's Youth Peace Ambassador Program, about their efforts to address violence inside their schools and their communities.

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Former governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee says it is “very unlikely” he will try to make a political comeback this year by running in the Democratic primary for governor.

Chafee, a Democrat was mulling a challenge to incumbent Gov. Gina Raimondo. Chafee says he is working on several projects he wasn’t specific about. He says at this point he isn’t endorsing any candidate but expects to support the Democratic ticket.

“Because I’m a Democrat I’ve tried to be loyal and support the ticket and expect that to continue,” said Chafee in a brief interview.

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The Nature Conservancy of Rhode Island is protecting 82 acres of land from housing development in East Providence. 


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The future of the house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south has been uncertain after Brown University backed out of plans to display it last month. But, it looks like the installation will remain in Providence for at least a month. 

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In a divided vote, the New England Fishery Management Council is backing a new operations plan for a sector of New Bedford boats that have been prohibited from fishing. However, the council said the plan should only be approved if certain conditions are met. 

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Giovanni Feroce, the Republican candidate for RI governor, joins Political Roundtable to talk about the race and his campaign.

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GOP gubernatorial candidate Giovanni Feroce joins Bonus Q&A this week to talk about whether his plan to eliminate the personal income tax is realistic, and a host of other issues.

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Rhode Island's air quality is slightly improving but still needs work, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. 


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The federal government is threatening to withhold nearly $1 million dollars in reimbursements to Rhode Island because of ongoing problems with the state’s computerized benefits system that administers the nutrition assistance program known as food stamps.

Jesica Waller / University of Maine Darling Marine Center

New science is bearing down on a poorly understood part of the North American lobster’s diet. And it turns out that a tiny crustacean’s abundance may help to explain expected declines in Maine’s lobster harvest.

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Rhode Island’s U.S. Senators, Democrats Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, both said today they will oppose confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who is President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of state.

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