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ABC-6 Reporter Mark Curtis: "The Sunday Political Brunch" December 8, 2013
It's that time of year with a political hodgepodge going on. I thought it might be fun, too, to take a look at the ballot just eleven months away that could change the shape of the U.S. Senate.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
The Macon Telegraph
RI's 5 things: Jazz fest expands, Maeda exits
Here are five things to know in Rhode Island. John Maeda will leave the prestigious art and design school at the end of the year to take a position with a California venture capital firm.
RI remembers Pearl Harbor
Gov. Lincoln Chafee says all U.S. and state flags should be lowered until sunset Saturday as a remembrance of the surprise military strike by the Japanese Imperial Navy.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Green Energy Pledges, Special Elections + Tolls
This week's State Report centers on a new green energy pledge signed by each of New England's governors including Governor Lincoln Chafee.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Flood insurance rates sends chill through market
Although federal legislation may put a four-year freeze on some flood insurance premiums, higher premiums - some costing as much as $32,000 a year for $250,000 of coverage - are sending shockwaves among Warwick homeowners.
RI to light Statehouse Christmas tree
Mollis will preside over festivities scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Thursday. The tree lighting is 6 p.m. The annual tradition had become the source of controversy after some residents angrily protested Gov. Lincoln Chafee's use of the term "holiday" tree.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
WGNO-TV New Orleans
Is it a Christmas Tree or a Holiday Tree?
Here's a debate that comes up every year just about everywhere: is it okay to call a Christmas tree a "holiday" tree? You may remember a few years back, the Rhode Island state house renamed the Christmas tree a holiday tree and got some serious backlash, so now they're calling it a Christmas tree again.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Chafee tours storm water tunnel deep under RI
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee tours a storm water tunnel about 250 feet underground Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Providence, R.I. The tunnel part of a $1 billion project to divert storm water runoff and prevent sewage from polluting Narragansett Bay.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
National Public Radio
In About-Face, R.I. Governor Describes Spruce As A Christmas Tree
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks with reporters in November of 2012, during the lighting the Statehouse Christmas tree.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Rhode Island Community Groups Observe World AIDS Day 2013
With the goal of raising awareness about HIV prevention, the Rhode Island Coalition for HIV Prevention will be conducting Rhode Island's 2nd Annual World AIDS Day Event at the Rhode Island Statehouse on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at noon.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
RI Statehouse gets a Christmas tree
This year's tree is a 17-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce. It was donated by Sal and Nancy DeFazio, of Cranston, R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee faced harsh criticism in the last two years after he called the tree a "holiday" tree, a name that he said respected the religious diversity of the state and its founding as a beacon of religious tolerance.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
The Modesto Bee
Group wants health plans without abortion coverage
A letter from Democrats For Life of America to Gov. Lincoln Chafee says all of HealthSource RI's 2014 plans offer coverage for elective abortion.
RI offers educational material on charter's 350th
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Secretary of State Ralph Mollis are set to unveil educational resources that they hope will help school students learn about the state's colonial charter.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Sheehan Applauds Arts Sales Tax Exemption Beginning Dec. 1
Letter To The Editor, from Sen. James Sheehan : A study commissioned two years ago by the New England Foundation for the Arts found that, in aggregate, every dollar spent by a Rhode Island nonprofit arts and cultural organization resulted in $2.10 in sales for businesses in Rhode Island.
Bill O'Reilly, Sarah Palin, warriors for Christmas, battle
Bill O'Reilly has taken out after Sarah Palin, fellow Fox News pundit and warrior for Christmas, for the sin of not appearing on his program.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
R.I. city seeks bankruptcy
This tiny municipality has for years been a microcosm of big-city problems, with a myriad of financial and social ills concentrated in a community barely bigger than 1 square mile.
195 commission rebrands parcel as 'The Link'
The parcel of land on the edge of downtown Providence freed up for redevelopment by the relocation of Interstate 195 has a new identity.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Rhode Island LGBT Community Honors Gov. Chafee
Governor Lincoln Chafee was honored by Rhode Island's LGBT community Thursday at the Rhode Island Pride Honors with the Pyramid of Pride Award.
Newport hosting global summit for Volvo Ocean Race
The Rhode Island city is the only North American port that will host a stopover in the around-the-world race, which begins in October 2014 in Alicante, Spain.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
The Miami Herald
Pell forms committee to explore RI governor run
Clay Pell on Monday formally created an exploratory committee ahead of a possible run for governor, the clearest indication so far that he is intent on joining what is likely to be a contentious race for the state's top office.