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ACLU and Irons: Strange political bedfellows
Politics has seldom made stranger bedfellows than those exposed when the RI ACLU hopped into the sack with former state senator William Irons.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| May 08, 2009
Voter apathy remains a primary staple
The big story from Tuesday’s primary election, understandably enough, was the seeming upset by Michael J. Pinga of state Senator Stephen D. Alves.
| September 11, 2008
Are you paying too much for your heating bill?
As winter approaches and energy prices rise worldwide, Rhode Islanders will wince when they open their monthly bills for electricity and natural gas.
Critics charge that lax regulation is inflating utility costs in Rhode Island
| September 10, 2008
Why care for me, but not poor RI kids?
On weekdays this spring, I’ve been driving from my home in Newport to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, where I lie under a fabulous machine that’s saving my life.
BRIAN C. JONES
| May 08, 2008
The hippest guy in state government
The idiosyncratic crowd indicated just how different this event was from your standard legislative money-maker.
State Rep David Segal brings some youthful cool to the general assembly
| September 26, 2007
How high can Gordon Fox go?
Although House Majority Leader Gordon D. Fox considers himself a Red Sox fan, he hopes the Yankees win the World Series this year.
The progressive practices a balancing act in the socially conservative RI legislature
| May 09, 2007
The new armies of the ’net
More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
| February 01, 2007
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
| September 27, 2006
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.
| June 14, 2006
Hey, hats off to the dignity of the Rhode Island Constitution.
Changing the state Constitution for a no-bid deal is so RI
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| June 09, 2006
RI goes (a little) green
As Rhode Islanders shed their heavy coats and welcome spring, chances are they won’t remember this past fall and winter for the relatively mild weather.
Surging energy costs are leading the state to tap alternative sources once viewed as flaky or unproven
RICHARD C. LEWIS
| April 12, 2006
The long wait for gay marriage
Justice Brown-Duso is an outspoken nine-year-old with a big smile.
Although Rhode Island offers a hospitable home to gays and lesbians, equality remains elusive
| February 15, 2006
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