Category Archives: Politics

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

Trillo promises “relief and transparency” on pensions if elected

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo said if he’s elected, his first order of business would be signing an executive order to “begin to reverse and investigate the damaging effects” of Governor Gina Raimondo’s 2011 pension reform. Trillo acknowledged supporting then-treasurer Raimondo’s reform, but said he did so because lawmakers…MORE

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

Candidate charged with stealing opponent’s campaign signs

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) – A Republican state senate candidate who police say stole campaign signs from his Democratic opponent has pleaded not guilty. Forty-three-year-old Scott Copley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor larceny. West Greenwich police arrested Copley in September after Sen. Leonidas Raptakis discovered his campaign signs were missing from a gas station.…MORE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Trillo: Rhode Island police and prisons are not cooperating with ICE

Rhode Island correctional authorities are deliberately thwarting efforts by federal immigration agents to take into custody, criminal undocumented immigrations being released from state prisons or police custody, independent candidate for governor Joe Trillo charged ThursdayMORE

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

Groups unite to defeat RI House Speaker’s election campaign

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Two traditionally Democratic-aligned groups have joined forces to defeat Rhode Island’s Democratic House Speaker as he runs for state representative against a Republican opponent. The Public’s Radio reports the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and the state chapter of the National Organization for Women announced their alliance to defeat House…MORE

Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

BOSTON (AP) – A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump’s sons, a Democratic senator and a Republican congressional candidate. Daniel Frisiello pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday, seven months after he was arrested at his parents’ Beverly home. Among the letters he sent…MORE

Providence City Council president called on to apologize over confrontation

Providence City Council president called on to apologize over confrontation

By The Associated Press and WPRO News Some Providence city councilors are calling for Council President David Salvatore to apologize to two female colleagues after they say he yelled at them for postponing a vote. Councilors say Salvatore confronted Councilwomen Jo-Ann Ryan and Carmen Castillo outside City Hall on Monday. Both councilwomen supported holding off…MORE

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

Turkish official: Police found evidence of Khashoggi slaying

By FAY ABUELGASIM, SUZAN FRASER and JON GAMBRELL ISTANBUL (AP) — Police searching the Saudi Consulate found evidence that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed there, a high-level Turkish official said Tuesday, and authorities appeared ready to also search the nearby residence of the consul general after the diplomat left the country. The comment by…MORE

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