voters http://ripr.org en Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-artscape-designing-better-ballots <p>In Rhode Island a group of design students barely old enough to vote are working on projects that could potentially affect the future of Presidential elections.</p><p>For this month’s Artscape, Rhode Island Public Radio’s John Bender profiles a class that is trying to tackle the problem of a better ballot.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>On the third floor of a building in downtown Providence, a group of a dozen or so students from the Rhode Island School of Design, also known as RISD are giving their final presentations for a class called VoteLab: Designing for Democracy.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:48:26 +0000 John Bender 29740 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Artscape: Designing Better Ballots Woonsocket And Central Falls Hold Local Elections http://ripr.org/post/woonsocket-and-central-falls-hold-local-elections <p>Tuesday’s Election Day in Woonsocket and Central Falls where a number of municipal offices are up for grabs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The most hotly contested race is in Woonsocket where Mayor Leo Fontaine is fending off a challenge from State Representative Lisa Baldelli-Hunt.&nbsp; She got three times as many votes as he did in the October 8<sup>th</sup> primary, turning the Mayor into an underdog.&nbsp; The two have debated five times in recent weeks.</p><p>In addition to the mayoral race, Woonsocket voters will choose seven city councilors from 14 candidates.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:17:24 +0000 Flo Jonic 24327 at http://ripr.org Woonsocket And Central Falls Hold Local Elections Sunday Voter Registration Deadline for Central Falls Special Election http://ripr.org/post/sunday-voter-registration-deadline-central-falls-special-election <p>Since James Diossa’s swearing in as Mayor of Central Falls, his former seat on the City Council has sat empty. Steven Corrales is running unopposed for this seat in a special election this March 26<sup>th</sup>. As Rhode Island Public Radio’s Jehane&nbsp; Samaha reports, time is running out for Central Falls voters to register.</p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Jehane Samaha 10826 at http://ripr.org Sorting through recent Medicare buzz http://ripr.org/post/sorting-through-recent-medicare-buzz <p>There’s a lot of buzz about <strong>Medicare</strong>, the nation’s health insurance program for seniors and the disabled, right now. I wonder how Rhode Island’s Medicare recipients are reading all of this. Confusion? Concern? Here are some of the stories I’ve been following and my best effort at sorting fact from fiction:</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8312 at http://ripr.org Polisena: voters need to press legislators for answers http://ripr.org/post/polisena-voters-need-press-legislators-answers <p>Johnston Mayor <a href="http://www.facebook.com/MayorPolisena">Joseph Polisena </a>tends to get somewhat less attention than some of his counterparts from other cities. But Polisena was candid and quotable during a visit to Rhode Island Public Radio’s <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/7071/0/1944742/Political.Roundtable/Political.RoundTableCan.the.Private.lead.the.Public">Political Roundtable </a>last week. Here are some of the highlights:</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:06:18 +0000 Ian Donnis 8809 at http://ripr.org