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RIPR News
2:21 pm
Wed November 3, 2010

Taylor congratulates Mollis

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Republican Secretary of State candidate Catherine Taylor has conceded the race to Democrat Ralph Mollis.

In a released statement, Taylor congratulated Mollis in what she called a hard fought race. She said the 1.2 percent margin shows the importance of counting every vote, and that the two candidates agreed last night to look at the margin fresh this morning.

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Morning News Podcast
11:07 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Wednesday, November 3, 2010.

RIPR News
10:32 am
Wed November 3, 2010

38 Studios bonds sold

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Curt Schilling's video game company is a step closer to having a Rhode Island address. The sale of bonds to finance a state guaranteed loan has closed.


The company will get $13 million immediately and the remainder of the $75 million over the next 15 months provided certain benchmarks are met.


Critics of the arrangement fear Rhode Islander taxpayers will be stuck with the tab because Schilling's company has no prior track record.

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Politics
8:35 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Chafee, Cicilline win big

Photo by Ian Donnis.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Independent Lincoln Chafee won a close race to become Rhode Island's next governor.

His victory comes after months in which his rivals sharply criticized his plan to add a one percent sales tax on currently exempt items. Unofficial results show Chafee with 36 percent, Republican John Robitaille with just under 34 percent, Democrat Frank Caprio with 23 percent, and Moderate Ken Block with just under seven percent.

Chafee vows candor will remain his signature as the state's next governor.

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RIPR News
6:53 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Making sense of Election 2010

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – What a difference a day makes. After casting ballots yesterday, Rhode Islanders have selected a new governor, congressman, attorney general and a host of other public offices. This represents a major shift in the state's political landscape. WRNI's Dave Fallon broke down the results with WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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RIPR News
6:48 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Kilmartin wins AG's race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The attorney general's office is staying in the hands of a Democrat. Peter Kilmartin easily won the office with more than 40 percent of the unofficial results.

Surrounded by relatives, Kilmartin accepted victory before a crowd of a couple hundred at the Biltmore Hotel.

Kilmartin says he stood out among the five candidates for attorney general because of his varied life experience.

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Politics
5:59 am
Wed November 3, 2010

Voters reject name change, approve bonds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Islanders have approved $177-million in bonds while rejecting a change to the state's official name.


The three bonds will raise millions of dollars for road and bridge repairs across the state chemistry labs at the University of Rhode Island, an arts center for Rhode Island College, improvements to Fort Adams and open space at Rocky Point and India Point.

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This I Believe Rhode Island
5:22 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Passages

Providence, RI – Passages. Most of us walk through our lives with a sense that we are part of a journey that is full of mystery, challenge, joys, and the occasional sorrow. The most fortunate among us travel down life's paths with a keen sense of awareness that what we experience today may disappear tomorrow or, perhaps, show up in very different form. Sarah Sutton reminds us how important it is to pay very close attention to the passage of time.

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RIPR News
5:00 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Election Day: Voters hit the polls

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After months of campaigning and debating by the candidates,today's the day voters pick their candidates.

The Secretary of State's office says there are 537 polling places open across the state. At one of them in Providence, Scott Gunn weathered the 45-degree temperatures and made it to his polling place during the lunch hour.

There are many important races this year and he wanted his voice to be heard, Dunn said.

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WRNI VIDEO
12:42 pm
Tue November 2, 2010

Election 2010

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