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A crowded field is gearing up to unseat Chafee
There will be plenty on the political calendar this coming year to titillate Rhode Island's chattering classes.
The race is (already) on
| December 28, 2012
Rhode Island's urban agenda
If you care about Rhode Island's struggling cities, this is — to put it mildly — a rather important moment.
State of the City
| May 06, 2011
Rhode Island's ticking time bomb
This is a story about the pension crisis that's tearing apart Providence and Central Falls and just might lay waste to the whole goddamn state.
A fun, easy-to-understand guide to the pension crisis that could destroy everything you care about (or not)
| March 25, 2011
In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
| February 11, 2011
The first Latino mayor?
Until recently, to talk about Angel Taveras was to talk about the future.
Angel Taveras’s moment suddenly arrives
| April 16, 2010
Down ballot drama
The race for governor and the scramble to replace retiring Representative Patrick J. Kennedy have obsessed Rhode Island's chattering class. But all the talk has obscured an intriguing set of "down ballot" races for lieutenant governor, attorney general,
Important races to watch in '10
| March 12, 2010
Is the party over for the GOP in RI?
In a state known for its political obsessions, there is remarkably little in the way of rabid protest here.
A disastrous election in '08. A depleted war chest. Dismal approval ratings for the outgoing governor. Yet the faithful see hope for a Republican revival
| May 15, 2009
Obama for president
The Phoenix endorses Barack Obama for President and Joe Biden for Vice President.
Plus, Reed for Senate, Kennedy and Langevin for US House, and choices for State Senate, House, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF
| October 29, 2008
Fung and Fogarty vie to succeed Napolitano in Cranston
Without Laffey, it’s just not as fun.
| October 22, 2008
The ProJo’s power behind the throne
Mark T. Ryan is a man of many descriptions.
Mark Ryan exemplifies the changes during 10 years of Belo’s ownership
| March 28, 2007
Cicione emerges as contender for GOP chairmanship
Giovanni Cicione, a lawyer and Republican activist who paid his dues by running against US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy in 1996, has emerged as a leading contender to succeed Patricia Morgan as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
| December 27, 2006
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