Category Archives: Politics

Providence city council head tapped for lieutenant governor

Providence city council head tapped for lieutenant governor

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee on Wednesday nominated Providence City Council President Sabina Matos as his lieutenant governor, who if confirmed by the state Senate, will be the first person of color in state history to hold the job.MORE

Bryant University to discontinue Confucius Institute affiliation

Bryant University to discontinue Confucius Institute affiliation

Bryant University in Smithfield will end its relationship with the Confucius Institute, a Chinese government-funded program that has come under increased scrutiny by intelligence agencies in the United States, according to an email from the university’s president to faculty and students obtained by WPRO’s Gene Valicenti on Monday.MORE

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

Senate confirms Raimondo as Biden commerce secretary

The Senate has voted overwhelmingly to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo to serve as President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary and help guide the economy’s recovery during and after the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

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