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R.I.’s 2nd Congressional District candidates differ on major issues: abortion, guns, immigration

Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Seth Magaziner discuss their own positions on issues – and critique their opponent’s – in a special two-part Rhode Island Report podcast.


Misinformation expert warns about ‘terrifying’ implications for future elections

But on the Rhode Island Report podcast, Claire Wardle says she remains hopeful that younger generations will figure out how to cut through the conspiracy theories, doctored photos, and lies.


Got a wicked Rhode Island accent? This dialect coach explains why

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, Thom Jones talks about how he helped Miles Teller sound like boxer Vinny Paz and the “Brotherhood” cast sound like State House politicians and mobsters.


Do you have a wicked Rhode Island accent? We’d like to hear it.

The Rhode Island Report podcast is looking for the state’s most distinct voices for next week’s podcast episode that comes out on Thursday morning.


P.C. professor analyzes Tuesday’s primaries and talk of ranked-choice voting

In General Assembly races, it was “a very good night for establishment Democrats” and “a horrible night for progressive insurgents,” Professor Adam Myers said on this week's Rhode Island Report podcast.


Abuse survivors say, Providence Diocese hasn’t done enough

On this week’s Rhode Island Report podcast, Dr. Ann Hagan Webb and Claude Leboeuf talk about starting the first support group in Rhode Island for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.


Helena Buonanno Foulkes for Rhode Island governor

The former CVS executive has strong management skills and a demonstrated capacity for listening, thinking through big problems, and coming up with thoughtful solutions.


McGowan breaks down latest debate, polls in 2nd Congressional District race

“Seth Magaziner would have to move out of state to, you know, Wyoming, maybe, to lose this race,” Globe Rhode Island columnist Dan McGowan said on the Rhode Island Report podcast.

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‘We expect to grow the ranks’: As GOP field builds, six R.I. Assembly races to watch

Rhode Islanders are “ready to give Republicans a shot,” GOP Party Chair Sue Cienki said. But Democratic Party Chair Joseph McNamara said he’s found voters appreciate the Democratic legislature’s achievements. 29 minutes ago


Drivers will have to wait a bit longer to catch R.I.’s new wave license plates

Starting in January, the new design will be issued to drivers whose registration renewals are due, along with those registering vehicles for the first time. 1 hour ago


Top spots for apple picking in Rhode Island

It’s time to welcome fall! Here’s a guide to the best places to pick your own apples (or to find cider, donuts, and pumpkin-picking, too).

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Rhode Island political news: September 2022

Regular updates about Rhode Island politics and political leaders.


A few hot takes on the WPRI 12 / RWU poll

McKee and Fung are ahead, but their numbers aren't great; abortion rights and inflation are key issues; and the soccer stadium isn't popular.


What was it like in the ‘pedo database’ teacher’s class? ‘Very, very tense,’ a former student says.

“As an adult, you can recognize that these behaviors are very inappropriate,” the 21-year-old woman, who attended Davisville Middle School, told the Globe. “And as a child, you’re just stuck there in the moment and you don’t know what to think.”

McKee leads Kalus in race for R.I. governor: WPRI/RWU poll

Incumbent Democratic Governor Dan McKee has jumped out to a double-digit lead over Republican challenger Ashley Kalus, according to a poll released Thursday by WPRI 12 and Roger Williams University.


Drought eases in Rhode Island, but is not yet over

Remnants of Hurricane Ian have provided a little relief, though drought conditions continue to affect 257,001 people statewide.