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How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness

The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 14, 2010

Rhode Island weighs a succesions drama of its own

Political Watch
The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy has Massachusetts' political class speculating, in not-so-hushed tones, about the odds of a next-generation Kennedy running for and winning the seat.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 03, 2009
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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.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 29, 2008

Segal and Fierro lead the way for the General Assembly

Endorsements
As Rhode Islanders go to the polls for a primary election next Tuesday, September 9, there are some key votes to be made for progressive legislators.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 04, 2008
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Backers of ‘compassion centers’ come up short

Medical Marijuana
If proponents thought that the state’s approval of medical marijuana two years ago signaled broad support for legal distribution of the drug, the General Assembly’s defeat of legis-lation to create “compassion centers” shows otherwise.
By A.J. PACITTI AND IAN DONNIS  |  June 25, 2008
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Advocates push for a legal source in RI

Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana proponents plan to seek General Assembly support this session to create an establishment, known as the Compassion Center.
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 20, 2008
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Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?

Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
By TE-PING CHEN  |  May 02, 2007
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Endorsements

Chafee and Whitehouse for us senate; Roberts and de Ramel for state offices; plus, Langevin, the general assembly, and the Providence city council
The Republican primary for US Senate is, in many ways, a fight between the GOP of past and present.
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 07, 2006
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Politics of pain

Rhode Island follows through on medical marijuana
When it comes to the legalization of medical marijuana in Rhode Island, the question has generally been when — not if — it would happen.
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 07, 2006

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