Obama to visit Rhode Island to help raise money for Democratic candidate for House

Obama to visit RI to raise money for candidate

4 candidates for Rhode Island governor to meet in 1st TV debate of general election

4 candidates for RI gov. to meet in 1st TV debate

Democrat Caprio has $1M in bank to independent Chafee’s $172,000 month before RI gov election

Democrat Caprio has $1M in bank in RI gov’s race

National Dems go after independent Chafee’s tax plan; 1st ad by outside group in RI gov’s race

National Democrats go after Chafee’s RI tax plan

Lisa Marie Pane appointed South editor for The Associated Press

Pane named AP regional editor for the South

POLITICAL INSIDER: Chafee says primary results in Del. shouldn’t surprise Castle

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John Robitaille wins Republican nomination for Rhode Island governor, defeats Victor Moffitt

Robitaille wins GOP nomination for RI governor

Candidates in RI, Calif., bolster advocate hopes of boosting ranks of gays in Congress

Gay candidates for Congress draw interest, hope

Wisconsin denied waiver for new military ballot law, status of other states uncertain

Wisconsin denied military ballot law waiver

Governor candidate Chafee to attend RI agency meeting in protest of state deal with Schilling

Chafee protests RI relocation deal with Schilling

Justice Scalia is ‘absolutely fine’ after he tripped outside a Providence, RI, restaurant

Scalia unhurt after he tripped outside restaurant

Take this job and …? 2 candidates for RI lieutenant governor seek to abolish the position

2 RI lt. gov. candidates seek to abolish office

Mass. Treasurer Cahill says RI made ‘bad decision’ with $75 million to lure Schilling company

Cahill says RI made bad decision luring Schilling

Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin, a quadriplegic, presides over House for first time

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Mass. Sen. Kerry docks family’s new $7M yacht in Rhode Island, saving $500,000 in taxes

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Chafee faces tough road as he wages independent bid for RI governor with no party backing

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Arizona and RI immigration measures similar in spirit but separated by key differences

RI, Ariz. immigrant measures diverge on key points

Rhode Island attorney general exits governor’s race, citing good of Dem party, endorses rival

AG exits RI gov’s race to narrow Democratic field

RI boy who made hat banned because Army men on it had guns gets medal for patriotic efforts

RI boy who made banned toy soldier hat gets medal

Rhode Island school bans boy’s hat because of toy soldiers holding tiny guns

Toy soldiers run afoul of school’s weapons ban

Few states move to strip governors of power to fill Senate vacancies, post-Blagojevich charges

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Judge denies gov’t motion to be dismissed from lawsuit over immigration detainee death in RI

Judge: Gov’t can be sued in RI detainee death case

Boston Red Sox executive Kapstein files papers to run for RI lieutenant governor

Red Sox exec files papers to run for RI lt. gov.

Homeland Security chief says she’s considering RI plea for federal aid for flooding

Homeland Security chief mulling RI plea for aid

Obama calls Rhode Island governor to offer help as state copes with aftermath of flooding

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Obama calls Rhode Island governor to discuss flooding in hard-hit state

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GOP candidate gets big-name help in bid to replace RI’s Patrick Kennedy in Congress

GOP gets big help race for Patrick Kennedy seat

Texas energy company Southern Union appeals $18 million fine for illegal mercury storage in RI

Texas co. appeals $18M RI mercury storage penalty

Providence mayor, RI ex-Dem party chairman announce bids for Kennedy’s seat in Congress

Providence mayor to run for Patrick Kennedy’s seat

Despite the famous name, politics was never a perfect fit for retiring RI Rep. Patrick Kennedy

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Patrick Kennedy decides against reelection after father’s death, Mass. upset

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US government wants out of suit over death of Chinese immigrant in RI detention center

US wants out of suit over Chinese detainee’s death

Joint Chiefs chairman tells Naval War College no plans for US troops in Yemen

Military leader says no plans for troops in Yemen

RI Republican leaders advance plan to close primary; push to make change for 2010 primary

RI GOP leaders advance closed primary plan

RI lawmakers override gov’s veto, approve funeral planning rights for gay, unmarried couples

RI lawmakers back funeral rights for gays

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island lawmakers voted Tuesday to allow same-sex and unmarried couples the right to plan the funerals of their late partners, overriding a veto by the governor, who warned it eroded traditional marriage.

Chafee, former US senator, formally joins RI governor’s race as an independent

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