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Election attracting urine stains

For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2010
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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010

FairPoint watch

Businesses in downtown Portland are on the move. Retail-property rents are lower than they have been in years, and stores are making deals left and right, with more than a dozen changing location in the past couple months.
Making a quiet killing — of itself and Maine's economy
By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 03, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009
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The Quiet Power of Jack Reed

As he closes out his second six-year term in the Senate, perhaps the most elite club in politics, Reed is the subject of ongoing speculation about his future.
Without seeking the spotlight, the senator and his star continue to rise
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 13, 2008
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Obama backers rap Clinton contributions from Textron

Textron’s work for the defense industry has a controversial past.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008


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We're not going to talk about it

We start off this week with a crime that occurred some place other than Arizona, a/k/a the place we do not mention, where the sports tragedy that did not happen did not take place.
Sports blotter: "Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 06, 2008

The ProJo and the Providence Newspaper Guild

The Providence Journal and the Providence Newspaper Guild reached agreement December 20 on a new three-year contract.
As the ProJo turns
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 26, 2007

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Selections from the redacted text
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 20, 2007
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Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007
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Jackpot

Three years ago, state government hired Scientific Games Corporation, its long-time lottery contractor, to monitor the slot-machine receipts at the state’s first casino.
Why is the state's gambling watchdog getting a bite of slot-machine profits?
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 06, 2007


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Darfur: The only hope

The genocide in Darfur continues.
It is time for corporations and investors to disinvest in Sudan
By EDITORIAL  |  May 16, 2007
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The new Web geniuses

As the Web has evolved, becoming more and more democratized, capable of being customized and used in ever more ways, a funny thing is happening. Wanna be startin' something?: A five-step guide to being a new web millionaire. By Bill Jensen
How slackers with one dopey idea are getting rich
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 25, 2006
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A Handy Guide to the Big Dig Screw-Up

As people try to sort out responsibility for the fiasco that led to the death of Milena Del Valle in the I-90 connector tunnel, you might have a hard time keeping the players straight.
Who was watching out for the integrity of the work on the Big Dig? Everyone and no one    
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 27, 2006