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If Gina Raimondo shatters the glass ceiling in the 2014 governor's race, it may be male voters who get her there
When I spoke with Treasurer Gina Raimondo this week, I opened with the obligatory question about whether she'll run for governor. "I'm seriously considering it," she said. "But I think as you know — we've talked about it before — I have little kids: a six-year-old, an eight-year-old. I'm a mother. It's a big deal."
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 28, 2013

Can Providence rise to the greatest civil rights challenge of our times?

School reform
Standardized test scores — cold, flawed, too often depressing — come and go with little notice these days; an ugly drumbeat we'd prefer to ignore.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 06, 2013

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

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Cicilline’s comeback foretold

Survey Says
WPRI-TV released a new poll this week giving Congressman David Cicilline a six-point edge on his Republican rival Brendan Doherty.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 03, 2012

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On politics, the media, and Providence’s ‘hidden gem’

Week In Review
It was quite the week in local news and here at Chez Phoenix .
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 02, 2012

Can Cicilline’s apology clear the decks?

Mea Culpa
This week, Providence mayor-turned-Congressman David Cicilline appeared on WPRI-TV to apologize.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 11, 2012

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On the rebound

Months after his political career seemed doomed, Congressman David Cicilline has made a slow, steady comeback. Will it hold?
Nine months ago, first-term Congressman David Cicilline's Washington career seemed over before it had begun.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 02, 2011

With Occu-Stock, a movement seeks direction

Occupy Providence has only just begun to sink its roots into the dusty turf of Burnside Park. But already, there is talk of what comes next.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 26, 2011

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Charm City looks for inspiration

Where? La Prov and the Bucket. Plus, how to stay plugged in
This is not the only area in which Maryland and the Biggest Little are seeking synergy.
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 22, 2011

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

Cicilline on the hot seat

But he's not cooked yet
It's been a brutal couple of months for Providence mayor-turned-freshman Congressman David Cicilline.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 27, 2011

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Angel Taveras on design, technology — and his theme song

Urban Affairs
With the New Year rapidly approaching, Providence's mayor-elect Angel Taveras has been busy assembling a ginormous transition team and fending off a small army of job-seekers.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 01, 2010

Caprio's Clinton fixation

The gubernatorial hopeful is running an ‘It’s The Economy, Stupid’ campaign. But will the centrist approach work in a liberal-leaning state?
It was the highlight of Democrat Frank Caprio's bid for governor: an endorsement by Bill Clinton before an enormous American flag at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 20, 2010

The death of Irish-Italian political entitlement

Angel Taveras may soon be Providence’s first Latino mayor. But his victory in the recent Democratic primary is much more than a triumph of the city’s growing Hispanic population.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  September 22, 2010

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Flying blind: A primary-season post-mortem

With little public polling on the most hotly contested races in memory, Rhode Island’s pundit class was in the dark as the primary approached
With little public polling on the most hotly contested races in memory, Rhode Island’s pundit class was in the dark as the primary approached. But could the presence of a high-profile gay candidate make opinion surveys suspect anyway?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 15, 2010

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David Cicilline for Congress

Plus, Taveras for mayor of Providence, and Fernandez for attorney general
All elections are important, of course. But Rhode Island voters have a rare opportunity this fall to remake the state’s political hierarchy in sweeping fashion.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 08, 2010

Providence's mayoral candidates, on bended knee

Wedding Bells
In a parallel universe, where serial candidate Christopher Young's antics are simply an ingenious bit of performance art — and not evidence of a worrisome and often obnoxious instability — his display at the recent Providence mayoral debate might qualify as a sort of capstone on a brilliant career.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 26, 2010

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Joe Paolino weighs a different kind of mayoral run

The Independent
It had been rumored for some time.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 14, 2010

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