WOONSOCKET, R.I. – Just three of the 535 members of Congress are openly gay, and two Democratic candidates running for the House hope to inch that number up to five.
Providence, Rhode Island, Mayor David Cicilline is running to succeed Patrick Kennedy. In California, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet is trying to knock Republican Mary Bono Mack out of the seat she has held for 12 years.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Tomorrow is primary election day. Seven-hundred thousand Rhode Islanders are eligible to cast ballots. But how many of us will take the time to go to the polls? WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay has some thoughts for those who believe their votes don't count.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island is on the wrong side of a national trend when it comes to traffic fatalities.
In 2009, the United States posted its lowest traffic fatality rate since 1950, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Highway deaths were down nearly 10 percent to roughly 34,000.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures are expected Tuesday, which eliminates lousy weather as a reason to keep voters from the polls.
The four-way Democratic race in the 1st Congressional District is one marquee battle. Voters will also choose the Republican gubernatorial candidate for November, and the Democratic candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and mayor of Providence.
Providence, RI – Every caring parent has the same intense fear: That unanticipated, and definitely unwanted, phone call from one's child that's saturated with bad news. We know it can happen, of course, yet it's virtually impossible to prepare for the dreaded call. Robert Waxler knows this all too well.
Providence, R.I. – The Providence Mayor's Office and Rhode Island Department of Transportation have announced a design competition to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Providence River.
The proposed bridge would replace the old I-195 highway bridge, which is scheduled for demolition next year. According to Mayor Cicilline, the bridge will be a landmark for Providence and for the region.
Providence, R.I. – After months of reviewing 15 applications for running Rhode Island's first medical marijuana retail stores, the Department of Health is throwing them all out and starting over.
Health officials say the applications either failed to meet technical requirements or didn't meet minimum scoring requirements.
Health Department Director Dr. David Gifford says he received eight formal complaints from lawyers representing some of the medical marijuana store applicants. That's when he realized there was a problem.
Providence, R.I. – 280 Rhode Island National Guard soldiers will deploy to Kuwait over the next few days. They will provide logistic support in Kuwait and security for convoys traveling into northern Iraq during their year-long deployment.
The Rhode Island National Guard's Lt. Col. Denis Riel says by next June 800 soldiers will be deployed to the Middle East.
"In total we'll have about 47 percent of our Army National Guard assets serving in either Kuwait or Afghanistan," Riel says.