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To the Editor: The death knell may already have been sounding. President Trump certainly didn't hear it. And, just as important, most of his followers - especially the more rabid ones - refused to admit the frightful music had even been composed. That's more
When flashy LA litigator Johnnie Cochran came to Providence after the friendly-fire fatal shooting of Officer Cornel Young back in 2000, Buddy Cianci accused Cochran of trying to sow division. Cliff Monteiro, then the president of the Providence NAACP, more
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By IAN DONNIS Rhode Island's primary election on Tuesday will indicate whether Rhode Islanders want a more progressive General Assembly. The Rhode Island Political Cooperative - whose platform includes issues like a $15 minimum wage, higher taxes on the more
Politics has largely taken a back seat to far more pressing concerns in recent weeks as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, and rightfully so. But this year's elections will have enormous implications, from the national level on down. And given the more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
By MILLIE SANTILLI What happens when you are confined to your home, not able to leave for any reason? At first you are determined to eat healthy, exercise every day, go for long walks and catch up on all the projects you never have time for. For the more
If reformers want to improvestate government inRhode Island, would patronagehires be a goodplace to start? It’s a pertinentquestion following thenews that Eddy Herrera, theson of Rep. … more
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo's leadership in the fight against COVID-19 got national exposure via a story in Politico Magazine last week: "How the Smallest State Engineered a Big Covid Comeback." The story by veteran reporter Michael Grunwald pointed more
As life in a pandemic continues to progress with no real end in sight (outside of a vaccine becoming widely available in a very short period of time), it seems almost a force of cosmic irony that we are experiencing this unprecedented moment of more
Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global shift in how we function as a society. From quarantine orders, to face masks, to social more
By IAN DONNIS SEIU1199 NE is waging a new and aggressive campaign against every incumbent facing a primary in the Rhode Island House of Representatives - and the House is in an uproar about it. The situation stems from how a bill to establish minimum more
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