guns http://ripr.org en RI Teens Making Healthier Choices? That Depends. http://ripr.org/post/ri-teens-making-healthier-choices-depends <p>It depends on what you define as progress, or on what you define as an acceptable risk.</p><p>Every two years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts out results from its latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey, or YRBS. Teens are surveyed about all kinds of risky and healthy behaviors, from how likely they are to wear a bike helmet to whether or not they've eaten fruits or vegetables in the past week, as well as the usual suspects like smoking and unprotected sex.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:17:06 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 35251 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Kilmartin on 38 Studios, Guns, Deepwater & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kilmartin-38-studios-guns-deepwater-more <p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Bonus Q+A to talk about 38 Studios, Deepwater Wind, gun violence and gun control, and a host of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33627 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Hodgson on 38 Studios, Guns, the General Assembly & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-hodgson-38-studios-guns-general-assembly-more <p>State Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown), the Republican candidate for attorney general joins Bonus Q&amp;A to discuss unanswered questions about 38 Studios, his challenge to AG Peter Kilmartin, his effort to impose stiffer sentences for illegally possessing a gun, and many other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32574 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q&A: Marcello on Ethics, Mattiello's Speakership, Guns & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-marcello-ethics-mattiellos-speakership-guns-more <p>State Representative Michael Marcello (D-Scituate) joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his fight for the speakership with Nicholas Mattiello and a host of other issues, including guns, ethics, the budget outlook, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 31871 at http://ripr.org Task Force: Send Limited Mental Health Records To Gun Database http://ripr.org/post/task-force-send-limited-mental-health-records-gun-database <p>A state task force is calling for a change in Rhode Island law, saying the state should contribute mental health records to a national background check database called NICS. The firearms safety task force says Rhode Island should provide records only in limited cases in which a person is involuntarily committed by the courts and poses a significant risk of violence.</p><p>Records would not be submitted for people determined to pose only a low risk of violence. And the task force says the state should avoid providing any specific information about a patient's diagnosis.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:58:18 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 29683 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Ruggiero on Gun Legislation, Skills Gap & The Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-ruggiero-gun-legislation-skills-gap-race-governor <p></p><p>State Representative Deborah Ruggiero (D-Jamestown) joins Political Roundtable this week to talk about a legislative panel looking at the link between mental health and firearms; a new state Senate report on the addressing the skills gap; and developments in the race for governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 28045 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Ruggiero on Gun Legislation, Skills Gap & The Race for Governor TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-1 <p>The year ended as 2013 began: with Rhode Island's political/media class fixated on the looming race for governor in 2014. At least we're a bit closer now. With that in mind, welcome back to my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and your cordially invited to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:48:38 +0000 Ian Donnis 26598 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-de-ramel-running-sec-state-governors-race-exeter-recall <p></p><p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins us on Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; Gina Raimondo's entry in the race for governor; and possible fallout from the recall election defeated in Exeter.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 26546 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall TGIF: 13 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-13-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Get ready for the first serious snow of the year, and a storm of a different sorts in Exeter. Welcome back to my weekly column. As always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to<a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon"> follow me on the twitters.</a> Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:51:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 26227 at http://ripr.org What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election http://ripr.org/post/whats-stake-exeters-recall-election <p>Voters head to the polls in Exeter on Saturday for a recall election that could send a majority of the town council packing.&nbsp;</p><p>The recall was sparked by a dispute over gun permits.&nbsp; It started after four out of five town councilors supported a move to put permits for concealed weapons in the hands of the attorney general instead of the town clerk.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's Elisabeth Harrison sat down with political analyst Scott MacKay to find out what's at stake in this unusual election.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:02:49 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Scott MacKay 26159 at http://ripr.org What's At Stake In Exeter's Recall Election