Election Central 2018

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.

Raimondo aims to expand free tuition program if re-elected

Raimondo aims to expand free tuition program if re-elected

Gina Raimondo said Monday she wants to offer free tuition at the University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. Currently it’s offered at the Community College of Rhode Island. Raimondo also wants any Rhode Island adult to be able to attend CCRI for free, not just recent graduates.

 

Local News

Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence rallies youth

Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence rallies youth

  By Tessa Roy, WPRO News “Have any of you guys ever seen someone get shot?” asked Angelina Hall of a crowd before the State House. “I have.” The 14 year old Hall described witnessing a fight that ended with a gunshot when she was a child. She said she hears about gun violence in…

State attorney general aims to stop online plans for 3D guns

State attorney general aims to stop online plans for 3D guns

  PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island’s attorney general is demanding that federal officials stop the online spread of blueprints showing how to make 3D-printed plastic guns. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin recently joined other attorneys generals challenging a settlement between the State Department and a Texas-based company that wants to release the blueprints online. A…

ACLU: Federal government is “baiting” immigrants

ACLU: Federal government is “baiting” immigrants

  By WPRO News and The Associated Press The Massachusetts ACLU claimed on Tuesday that federal immigration agencies are violating the rights of immigrants seeking legal status by setting a deportation “trap” at their required interviews. The ACLU’s criticism stems from a lawsuit they filed on behalf of Lilian Calderon, a Providence mother of two…

 
 

Arts + Lifestyle

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…

PHOTOS: Folk Festival draws thousands to Newport

PHOTOS: Folk Festival draws thousands to Newport

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News About 30,000 music fans filled Newport’s Fort Adams State park for the sold-out Newport Folk Festival July 27-29, to hear a variety of folk, rock and other performers. The weekend included an announcement by festival founder George Wein and Gov. Gina Raimondo that the non-profit Newport Festivals Foundation have reached…



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