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30 on 30
The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 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
US Attorney Corrente and CVS CEO Ryan: two ‘regular guys’
The closely watched ongoing investigation of state legislators stars Robert Clark Corrente as the focused US attorney and Tom Ryan as the more enigmatic CVS CEO.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| December 05, 2007
Is Carcieri already a lame duck?
For openers, Carcieri returned to a State House devoid as ever of fellow Republicans.
The Governor is politically skillful, but his ability to deliver remains a big question
BRIAN C. JONES
| June 06, 2007
Rhode Island at a crossroads
Among the hundred young people at a recent State House rally was a 17-year-old high school student, who could find himself in one of two places — either in college or homeless — a year from now.
This year’s budget could signal a major shift in the state’s underlying principles
BRIAN C. JONES
| April 25, 2007
Last Republican standing
Last year, Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian made a very smart decision by standing pat.
Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian is a rare bright spot for the RI GOP
| March 07, 2007
Not only will the revolution be televised, it will be performed to Afro-Cuban rhythms twice nightly with the Buena Vista Social Club all tuxedoed up.
Viva las ropas viejas
| February 14, 2007
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
| January 10, 2007
A curious editorial switch on the Harrah’s casino
Reporters at the Providence Journal were among those taken by surprise when the paper, in an abrupt and unacknowledged reversal of its long-held position, editorialized on Sunday, October 22, in favor of the proposed Harrah’s Entertainment-Narragansett
As the ProJo turns
| November 01, 2006
Separated at birth
Six years ago, when Lincoln Chafee won the US Senate seat to which he’d been appointed after his father’s death, it wouldn’t have been surprising if Sheldon Whitehouse approached him during the victory celebration at Providence Marriott to offer his cong
The partisan difference is the big thing dividing Chafee and whitehouse
| October 25, 2006
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
| October 11, 2006
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
| September 06, 2006
The blacks try to get back in the game
If ever there were a golden opportunity to increase black political representation in Rhode Island, it would be this fall’s City Council elections in Providence, home to the largest black community in the state.
Increased political organizing is targeted after years of lethargy
| August 18, 2006
It was just one more in a steady stream of campaign stops, efforts that might land Sheldon Whitehouse six months from now in the most exclusive club in the nation.
The Democrat has the best shot in years to claim ‘the Chafee seat’ from the GOP
| May 03, 2006
Carcieri’s no-show at Follies raises eyebrows
Suffering the merciless slings and arrows of the Providence Newspaper Guild’s Follies has become a time-honored rite of passage for the state’s politicians since the festive event was first held in 1974.
| March 02, 2006
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?
| January 13, 2006
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