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Race for RI governor plays out on two fronts

Race for RI governor plays out on two fronts

Candidates for Rhode Island governor Ashley Kalus and Dan McKee sparred on two fronts Monday, with the Republican challenger charging McKee mishandled a request to raise the pay of his department directors, while the incumbent Democrat questioned Kalus’ appearance in Rhode Island and her out-of-state residency.MORE

RI regulators approve largest ever rate hike

RI regulators approve largest ever rate hike

Despite appeals from community members, activists and clergy members the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission voted Friday to approve sharp increases in gas and electric rates, to offset rising energy costs at the wholesale level, attributed to inflation resulting from the Russian war on Ukraine. MORE

Former mayor found dead in her Woonsocket home

Former mayor found dead in her Woonsocket home

Decomposed remains found in a Woonsocket home Monday are those of former Mayor Susan Menard, the Office of the State Medical Examiners confirmed Wednesday, while the identity of remains of a second individual have not yet been finalized.MORE

Judge strikes down Rhode Island’s truck tolls

Judge strikes down Rhode Island's truck tolls

Calling Rhode Island’s scheme to charge tolls to large trucks and not any other vehicles discriminatory, a federal judge Wednesday struck down the state’s toll system as unconstitutional, setting a 48-hour deadline to discontinue charging tolls.MORE

Business group endorses Fung in congressional race

Business group endorses Fung in congressional race

Allan Fung, the Republican nominee in Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District Tuesday celebrated his endorsement by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with a relaxed meeting on the patio of a Warwick coffeehouse.MORE

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