Providence, R.I. – Democrat Frank Caprio has a strong likelihood of winning the governor's office, according to one political analyst.
A forecast done by analyst Nate Silver and published by the New York Times finds that as of Sept. 3 Caprio has a 61 percent chance of winning. That's based on a matchup with independent candidate Cincoln Chafee -- who is said to have a 34 percent chance of victory -- and republican john robitaille -- who is given a five percent chance.
Providence, R.I. – The 43-year-old Jonathan Scott lives on the east side. He's a self-employed public relations consultant who says Providence can add jobs by building on its existing strengths of universities and hospitals.
"You partner with Brown, you partner with Lifespan. I think they take a lot of hits for having tax-free properties in Providence," Scott says. " And I think we need to start to actually ask them to get into public-private partnership with the city on different projects."
Providence, R.I. – More fallout from the state's controversial deal with 38 Studios. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable. Here's our host, WRNI political reporter Ian Donnis.
Providence, R.I. – David Cicilline is pursuing a time-honored Rhode Island political tradition. He's courting voters during a candidates' night at the Parkway Towers elderly high-rise in East Providence.
"If you provide me with your vote and support, and elect me to be your member of Congress," Cicilline says. "I promise to go there every single day and work on your behalf to deliver real results back to our state."
Providence, R.I. – Brown University has received several citations from the United States Department of Agriculture for failing to follow proper research protocols with animal subjects.
The USDA investigation found that two animals were euthanized when an unapproved surgery didn't go as planned. In another violation, a university investigator left town without arranging for a colleague to care for a research animal. The animal went without water for 3 days.
Providence, R.I. – The Providence City Council is expected to vote tonight on a new ordinance that would allow residents to raise up to six chickens on their property. It's a subject that has stirred strong feelings on both sides of the issue, as WRNI's Flo Jonic reports.