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Peter F. Neronha of Jamestown, the former U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island attorney general.  Neronha, a Jamestown native and Democrat, will make his announcement on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Jamestown ferry landing.

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The latest proposal in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is expected to come up for a vote on the Senate floor this week.

Nothing like a long afternoon-into-night at the Rhode Island Statehouse to add a dash of September excitement, right? We've got it all covered, so thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Walter R. Stone of Bristol, a civil rights activist and one of Rhode Island’s top trial lawyers before his elevation to Superior Court, where he served as one of the very few African-American judges in the state, died today in a Newport hospice after a long illness. He was 73.

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Political scientists recall a time when elected officials campaigned for office, then laid off the political pitches while they governed. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says those days are long gone.  

The Puerto Rican community in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is teaming-up with local businesses to help Puerto Ricans on the island devastated by recent hurricanes.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the PawSox' proposed Pawtucket stadium; her administration's plans for a promotional blitz about her 1,000 days in office; and a bill to expand disability pensions for firefighters.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss UHIP, the I-195 District, her DACA initiative, and much more.

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New Englanders largely missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Jose. It’s moved miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is expected to weaken in those waters. Wind energy advocates say Jose’s path to New England illustrates the ideal location for wind turbines.

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The biggest union at The Providence Journal plans to stage a protest outside the newspaper’s Fountain Street office at noon Thursday.

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The Gamm Theatre is dashing through Oscar Wilde’s ever-popular comedy with a point, “The Importance of Being Earnest” while the Wilbury Group is tangling with Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker.”   Rhode Island Public Radio’s Bill Gale has seen them both.

A group of 37 U.S. senators is calling for greater scrutiny of credit agency Equifax after a major data breach. The senators want to know if Equifax executives engaged in insider trading after the discovery of the breach, which exposed the personal financial data of 143 million Americans. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Speaking by phone from his Washington office, he said Equifax no longer deserves Americans’ trust.

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Tropical Storm Jose is just grazing New England, but it’s creating unsafe conditions for fishermen out at sea. Even as the storm moves north, many commercial fishermen remain in port, waiting for the storm to pass further away.

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Cape Cod and the surrounding islands are forecast to get some of the worst wind and rain from Jose, although the storm is tracking further east than earlier predictions had indicated. In Falmouth, some residents were stocking up on water, gas and food Tuesday, ahead of the storm.

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Jane Goodall, renowned chimp expert and conservationist, spread her message of hope for the environment during a lecture Tuesday in front of nearly 5,700 people at the University of Rhode Island.


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