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1:26 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

RI Labor History Society to honor URI’s Molloy

URI professor Scott Molloy, one of the state’s most articulate and knowledgeable voices on labor history, is getting some props:

University of Rhode Island Professor Scott Molloy will be honored by the Rhode Island Labor History Society during its 25th annual awards banquet, Aug. 23.

The event, “A Celebration of Labor Day in Rhode Island,” will be held at the Roger Williams Park Casino in Providence. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. Donation is $25 for individuals or $250 for a table of 10.

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On Politics
12:29 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Medina charged with unauthorized practice of law

State Representative Leo Medina, a Providence Democrat, is being formally charged on previous accusations of practicing law without a license. A Supreme Court committee last year referred the case to the attorney general’s office for investigation.

This from the AG’s office:

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On Politics
2:35 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Cicilline, Gemma camps use Ryan pick to try to nationalize the RI-CD1 race against Doherty

The Democratic campaigns of Congressman David Cicilline and Anthony Gemma are using Mitt Romney’s VP pick of House Budget chairman Paul Ryan in an attempt to discredit Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.

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On Politics
2:31 pm
Sat August 11, 2012

Doherty walks a fine line in backing Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan

As might be expected, GOP congressional candidate Brendan Doherty is applauding Mitt Romney’s VP selection of Paul Ryan while disavowing some of the things Ryan supports:

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On Politics
3:39 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Langevin will run “as long as the people want me to serve”

 Congressman Jim Langevin won his office 12 years ago, emerging from a four-way Democratic primary that included some young guy named Angel Taveras.

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On Politics
2:43 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Chafee names Land as receiver for 38 Studios

Here’s the release from the office of Governor Lincoln Chafee:

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee today announced that attorney Richard J. Land will serve as 38 Studios’ Receiver as the Governor and the State of Rhode Island work to recoup as many taxpayer dollars as possible. Mr. Land has served as a court-appointed Receiver for a variety of businesses and has represented clients in all levels of state court in Rhode Island, in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United State Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.

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On Politics
1:50 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Don’t overstate the importance of money in a Raimondo-Taveras gubernatorial showdown in 2014

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s impressive fundraising prowess will be among her assets if — as many expect – she runs for governor in 2014. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, another prospective contender for the post,lagged behind Raimondo ($258,155) in Q2 even though he had solid numbers ($114,810).

But money isn’t everything in some contests, and there’s no guarantee the candidate with the biggest war chest will win the next gubernatorial election.

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Politics
8:56 am
Wed August 8, 2012

The argument: who better represents Rhode Island's middle class

PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Democratic Party is questioning whether Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty can understand the challenges of middle class.

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Politics
8:24 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Whitehouse does not directly address Hinckley charges

BARRY HINCKLEY, SHELDON WHITEHOUSE
PHOTO: RIPR FILE

PROVIDENCE, RI – Sheldon Whitehouse's campaign manager is declining to respond directly to an accusation of hypocrisy by his Republican opponent. GOP challenger Barry Hinckley says Whitehouse is trying to have it both ways by criticizing special interest money in politics. As Hinckley notes, Whitehouse has also accepted more than 2 million dollars from political action committees since his first Senate run in 2006.

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On Politics
2:58 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Why are there so few active tweeters in the General Assembly?

Switching to an iPhone from a BlackBerry was all it took for state Representative Jon Brien to become a Twitter enthusiast earlier this year.

The BlackBerry interface for Twitter was “useless,” and Brien says, “I really didn’t get Twitter.” But a new world of information and communication opened up when  he signed up for a Twitter handle on his iPhone last spring.

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