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The upside of hope in Rhode Island

Everywhere one turns these days, there's seemingly more bad news about Rhode Island: the unemployment rate, one of the highest in the nation, tops 10 percent — and the state's running out of unemployment assistance.
Nine individuals who are bullish and optimistic amid the state's current tough times
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 28, 2009
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Chafee for governor?

For now, Lincoln Chafee has the luxury of discussing his political future as a riddle wrapped up in an enigma.
Running as an independent, he could thumb his nose at the worst of both parties
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 10, 2008
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The battle of the smallest state

Clinton bathed in the intense affection of an adoring crowd, her every statement punctuated by wild applause, chants, and a rising sea of blue signs touting her campaign.
The Rhode Island wields a rare impact as Clinton and Obama go head to head
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 29, 2008
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Patrick Lynch goes for broke

One small basketball photo lurks inconspicuously on a far wall in the spacious South Main Street office of Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch.
In gunning for Governor, the term-limited AG has little to lose
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 23, 2008
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Isn’t there a better term than ‘girlfriend’?

What do Rhode Island state Senator Maryellen Goodwin, Shaha Riza, Miledis Hilario, and Karla Jensen have in common?
Guys and dolls
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  May 30, 2007
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How will speaker Murphy use his power?

It was no big surprise when House Speaker William J. Murphy recently presented his wife, Stacey, with a bunch of roses — as thanks, he said, for the nights he had missed dinner while working late at the State House.
A brain drain, looming deficits, and other challenges await solutions
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 10, 2007


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Polichicks took ’06 campaign by storm

Known by their friends as Emily Dietsch and Elizabeth Strout, the Polichicks have garnered quick recognition among bloggers, reporters, and political types.
 Talking politics
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  December 13, 2006
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Thanksgiving thoughts on a few of those with reasons to be thankful

With so much deprivation in the world, there’s something perverse about the Red Sox paying more than $51 million just for the right to negotiate with 26-year-old Japanese pitching standout Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Reflections  
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 21, 2006
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Déjà vu all over again for RI GOP

Lincoln Chafee should be the next head of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
Carcieri faces failure in having fostered a real two-party system
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 15, 2006
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Whitehouse rides the Democratic tide; Fogarty falls short

For Sheldon Whitehouse, claiming the US Senate seat held by two Chafees over 30 years came down to being the right man in the right place at the right time.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 08, 2006
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Campaign winners and sinners

It’s almost all over but the counting.
A pre-election dissection of the tasty, the terrible, and the in-between
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 01, 2006


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Providence endorsements

The Providence Phoenix enthusiastically endorses Sheldon Whitehouse.
Whitehouse for US Senate; Fogarty for governor; Kennedy and Langevin for Congress; lynch for attorney general; “yes” for the casino
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 01, 2006
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The battle of Rhode Island

Heading into the home stretch of the 2006 gubernatorial race, Lieutenant Governor Charles Fogarty has cause for hope and reason for concern.
Fogarty and Carcieri sharpen their competing visions for the state
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 18, 2006
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Can fogarty win with a message of change?

The challenge facing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charles Fogarty was neatly encapsulated during an October 6 televised debate when panelist Karen Adams, invoking an expression used by a favorite relative, rhetorically asked, “Why upset the apple c
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 11, 2006
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Casino battle royale

The casino battle has been raging for so long that it often seems like a permanent part of the Rhode Island landscape.
A look at who’s who in the high-stakes faceoff over question one
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 11, 2006
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The politics of tragedy

It was perfectly understandable that Bill Harsch was reluctant to answer the question.
Will anger over the station plea bargain enable Harsch to topple Lynch?
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 04, 2006


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Is Rhode Island still a state for sale?

As the star witness of federal prosecutors, former state senator John Celona of North Providence has sang chapter and verse about his arrogant, shameless, and corrupt dealings while having worked for an affiliate of Roger Williams Medical Center.
The shoe yet to drop is the extent of private sector responsibility
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 27, 2006
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The other campaign

Yes, there will also be a gubernatorial race in Rhode Island this year.
Fogarty sets his sights on ousting Carcieri  
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 20, 2006
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Down to the wire

So will Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey prove the ascending dragon-slayer who knocks off US Senator Lincoln Chafee, a favorite target of conservatives everywhere, or will the herky-jerky heir to one of the best brand names in Ocean State politics repel
Will Chafee or Laffey emerge victorious? Plus, Rhode Island’s other top primary races
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 06, 2006
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Champions of the status quo

Although the flameout in April of Matt Brown’s US Senate bid was the most prominent example, he’s hardly been the only Rhode Island candidate to run into a campaign finance-related hassle this year.
Protecting incumbents takes precedence over a reform that could diminish the influence of money in Rhode Island politics  
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 26, 2006

Campaign seeks health-care contributions from big employers

Managers at the Wal-Mart on Post Road in Warwick didn’t really appreciate it when demonstrators clad in mock haz-mat suits recently marched into the place
Fair Share  
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006


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Does Rhode Island need tax cuts for the rich?

A lot more than just the minutiae of $6.6 billion in state spending will be on the line when the General Assembly soon presents its response to Governor Donald L. Carcieri’s latest budget.
The budget resolution will be something of a bellwether for the state  
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006
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Depena leaving RI Democratic Party post for city job

After attracting mixed reviews during two-and-a-half years in the job, Depena is leaving to take a position next month as executive director of the moribund Providence Human Relations Commission.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006
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HIV safety net in jeopardy

The 4000 Rhode Islanders living with HIV were on the mind of Dr. David Gifford when he went to Governor Donald L. Carcieri, and then the House Finance Committee, in late 2005 and early this year, with hat in hand.
Management gaffes and rising costs imperil support services for Rhode Island’s federally funded program
By BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL  |  May 11, 2006
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Fogarty storms into the gubernatorial fray

The formal unveiling of Charles Fogarty’s Democratic gubernatorial campaign on Monday should put to rest questions about whether the two-term lieutenant governor has the personality to mount a competitive challenge to GOP governor Donald L. Carcieri.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 08, 2006
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Rhode Island’s great communicator

The Governor's message mastery is a prime asset — and a leading challenge for democrats — in the 2006 campaign
Is Carcieri RI's Barry Goldwater?
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 13, 2006


Happy Hollandaise

Schwarzenegger, torture, cocaine, and college: it must be Christmas.
Bidding good night to 2005
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