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A crowded field is gearing up to unseat Chafee

The race is (already) on
There will be plenty on the political calendar this coming year to titillate Rhode Island's chattering classes.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 27, 2012

Rhode Island's urban agenda

State of the City
If you care about Rhode Island's struggling cities, this is — to put it mildly — a rather important moment.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 04, 2011

Rhode Island's ticking time bomb

A fun, easy-to-understand guide to the pension crisis that could destroy everything you care about (or not)
This is a story about the pension crisis that's tearing apart Providence and Central Falls and just might lay waste to the whole goddamn state.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 23, 2011

Reefer medness

For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 10, 2011

The first Latino mayor?

Angel Taveras’s moment suddenly arrives
Until recently, to talk about Angel Taveras was to talk about the future.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2010

Down ballot drama

Important races to watch in '10
The race for governor and the scramble to replace retiring Representative Patrick J. Kennedy have obsessed Rhode Island's chattering class. But all the talk has obscured an intriguing set of "down ballot" races for lieutenant governor, attorney general, treasurer, and secretary of state.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 10, 2010
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Is the party over for the GOP in RI?

A disastrous election in '08. A depleted war chest. Dismal approval ratings for the outgoing governor. Yet the faithful see hope for a Republican revival
In a state known for its political obsessions, there is remarkably little in the way of rabid protest here.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 13, 2009

Obama for president

Plus, Reed for Senate, Kennedy and Langevin for US House, and choices for State Senate, House, and more
The Phoenix endorses Barack Obama for President and Joe Biden for Vice President.

Fung and Fogarty vie to succeed Napolitano in Cranston

Outside Providence
Without Laffey, it’s just not as fun.  
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 22, 2008

The ProJo’s power behind the throne

Mark Ryan exemplifies the changes during 10 years of Belo’s ownership
Mark T. Ryan is a man of many descriptions.
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 28, 2007

Cicione emerges as contender for GOP chairmanship

Talking politics
Giovanni Cicione, a lawyer and Republican activist who paid his dues by running against US Representative Patrick J. Kennedy in 1996, has emerged as a leading contender to succeed Patricia Morgan as chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 27, 2006

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