Election Central 2018

Raimondo faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

Raimondo faces tough re-election in Rhode Island

She faces a spirited, though poorly funded, challenge from the left in the Sept. 12 primary from former Secretary of State Matt Brown. If she wins, she’ll face the victor in the Republican primary, likely Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, who has raised $1 million, or his rival, state Rep. Patricia Morgan. Former state Rep. Joe Trillo, who was Trump’s state campaign chairman, is running as an independent and could act as a spoiler.

Morgan enlists chicken to demand more debates with Fung

Morgan enlists chicken to demand more debates with Fung

By WPRO News Candidate for governor Patricia Morgan, who’s long been calling “fowl” on her GOP opponent’s agreement to just one debate prior to the Republican primary election for governor, brought a man in a chicken suit to Cranston City Hall to demand a debate with Mayor Allan Fung. Morgan said she’ll participate in multiple…

Candidates spar over primary debate plans

Candidates spar over primary debate plans

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Candidates for governor on all sides of the aisle are bashing Governor Gina Raimondo and Mayor Allan Fung for not agreeing to primary debates on any of Rhode Island’s major news stations. Though she said this could change, Raimondo said there’s no plan yet for her to debate her…

Gina Raimondo maintains fundraising lead in governor’s race

Gina Raimondo maintains fundraising lead in governor’s race

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo continues to raise substantially more money than those challenging her in the upcoming gubernatorial election. Campaign finance reports filed Tuesday show Raimondo raised more than $1.2 million this spring, starting in July with $3.9 million in the bank. Democratic challenger Matt Brown raised about $77,000. His ending…

Raimondo expects to spend $6.2 million more in race

Raimondo expects to spend $6.2 million more in race

Raimondo spent $1.6 million on campaign spending from 2015 to the end of March. She has raised $5.9 million through the end of March. Republican candidate and Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has raised $271,000 between April 1 and July 23.

 

Local News

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

Blues fans were in their glory on Sunday as the first Rhode Island Blues Festival drew several hundred fans to Cranston’s Mulligan’s Island event center, to see top flight blues acts, including Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood and more

Study: Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States

Study: Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States

Rhode Island has the worst roads in the United States, according to a study published by Insurify. According to the study, 41% of rural roads are in poor condition in Rhode Island, 22% of the state’s bridges are structurally deficient, and 3.66% of the state’s expenditures are devoted to funding highways.

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

“Chicago” opens Friday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 15 at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained by calling 401.782.8587 or online at www.theatrebythesea.com.

Washington Bridge construction project set to begin

Washington Bridge construction project set to begin

Rhode Island Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti says the project will cost about $22.3 million and should be finished by fall 2020. Alviti says the westbound side of the bridge is “structurally deficient.”

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

First Rhode Island Blues Festival

Blues fans were in their glory on Sunday as the first Rhode Island Blues Festival drew several hundred fans to Cranston’s Mulligan’s Island event center, to see top flight blues acts, including Marcia Ball, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Selwyn Birchwood and more

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

CHICAGO Preview: One on One with Mama

“Chicago” opens Friday, Aug. 18 and runs through Sept. 15 at Theatre by the Sea, 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield. Tickets start at $52 and may be obtained by calling 401.782.8587 or online at www.theatrebythesea.com.

Newport Jazz Festival brings scores of stars & thousands of fans

Newport Jazz Festival brings scores of stars & thousands of fans

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News Scores of music stars joined with thousands of music fans to produce a weekend filled with new and traditional music at the hot and steamy 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Sunny skies Friday and Sunday at Fort Adams in Newport provided bookends to a Saturday marked by torrential downpours, but the…



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