Category Archives: Politics

Cohen talking to Senate panel Tuesday, kicking off busy week

Cohen talking to Senate panel Tuesday, kicking off busy week

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MARY CLARE JALONICK, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee will interview President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer behind closed doors on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen’s Senate interview will kick off a week of congressional appearances for Cohen, who is…MORE

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, The Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort…MORE

Providence schools boost access to feminine hygiene products

Providence schools boost access to feminine hygiene products

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence is making feminine hygiene products available to students for free in all the city’s high schools and middle schools. Under the program announced by Mayor Jorge Elorza, the products will be available at first in female and gender-neutral bathrooms at Hope High School and DelSesto Middle School, as well as…MORE

Fee increases proposed at Rhode Island beaches, parks

Fee increases proposed at Rhode Island beaches, parks

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is proposing fee increases at state beaches and campsites as part of the governor’s plan to add staffing in the state parks system. Under the proposal released Wednesday, weekend beach fees for residents would increase from $7 to $9. The weekend fee for non-residents…MORE

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution’s separation of powers.MORE

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “domestic terrorist” who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. Hasson’s list of prominent Democrats included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and presidential hopefuls Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.MORE

Officials postpone deciding ex-HR director’s severance

Officials postpone deciding ex-HR director’s severance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Providence officials have postponed deciding on a $127,000 severance package for the city’s former human resources director. The City Council Committee on Claims and Pending Suits voted to continue the discussion on Sybil Bailey’s separation agreement Tuesday. Bailey abruptly resigned Feb. 4 after more than 16 years on the job. The…MORE

Officials propose “modest” hikes on beach, camping fees

Officials propose “modest” hikes on beach, camping fees

By Tessa Roy, WPRO News Officials said Monday that some of the state’s outdoor recreation can be better maintained and improved by issuing “modest” hikes in beach and camping fees, some of which Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Director Janet Coit said haven’t changed in 17 years. “Our parks are still open and free to…MORE

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