By Bob Plain on August 16, 2017
Rhode Island Democrats castigated President Donald Trump for equating protesting white supremacy with advocating for white supremacy after a racism rally in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent and left one woman dead and many others injured. “The United States fought against Nazis and fascism in World War II. Over 400,000 Americans gave their lives in that […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 16, 2017
The ordinance passed 5-4 on what Cranston City Council President Michael Farina called “straight party lines” but if the meeting was supposed to be Farina’s show, Councilor Steven Stycos stole it.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 4, 2017
Fung and Farina claim that this new bill is not about criminalizing poverty but about public safety. Opponents of the bill say that the inevitable court challenge will waste thousands of city dollars at taxpayer expense.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 24, 2017
“The ordinance is unquestionably targeting poor people,” said Sara, who was holding an unwieldy toddler for half her testimony.
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By RI Future on August 5, 2015
Further investigation is warranted, the letter argued, because “the public deserves to know whether the improper actions so thoroughly documented in this report were, somewhat incredibly, the only such abuses to take place, or whether there were other unknown victims of these violations of the public trust.”
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By John Marion on October 24, 2013
In 1996 incumbent John Kerry and Governor William Weld were headed toward an epic showdown for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. Closely matched as candidates, they knew spending in their upcoming race could break records. In a novel twist the candidates themselves sat down and negotiated an agreement to limit the total amount that could […]
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