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PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A polling place that Rhode Island elections officials initially said did not get a single voter during the midterm elections did get one voter after all. Precinct 2807 in Providence has just 14 registered voters. The state Board of Elections website for days showed that none of them cast a ballot Nov. … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Tiny Rhode Island polling place saw 1 voter after all

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island elections officials say one polling place in Providence did not see a single voter during the midterm elections earlier this week. Miguel Nunez, deputy director at the state elections board, told The Providence Journal that Precinct 2807 has just 11 registered voters. None of them showed up Tuesday. The precinct is … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | No voters showed up to this polling place on Election Day

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Women who become governor will have to manage expectations

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Inspired by how the GI Bill helped her father become the first in his family to attend college, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo unveiled a plan last year to offer free tuition at the state’s three public colleges. The Legislature, despite being dominated by Raimondo’s fellow Democrats, was reluctant to support it, citing … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Women who become governor will have to manage expectations

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children’s privacy. Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data. Their … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A Rhode Island town is considering asking its departments to refrain from purchasing Nike products, and the American Civil Liberties Union is objecting. The North Smithfield Town Council plans Monday evening to discuss a resolution. Council President John Beauregard is a former state trooper who is upset with Nike’s decision to use former … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I. | Governments boycotting Nike or considering it are mounting

PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers

PROVIDENCE, R.I — Rhode Island is marking the end of World War II as a state holiday, although it remains the only state in the U.S. to do so. Every few years, state residents debate changing the name of Victory Day or doing away with it entirely. Rhode Island made the day an official holiday … Continue reading PROVIDENCE, R.I | Rhode Island alone celebrates Victory Day, debate lingers