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One in five Rhode Island children live in poverty

While finding some reasons to be hopeful, the 2018 Kids Count Factbook says nearly 20 percent of children in Rhode Island are living in poverty, and large disparities exist when it comes to minorities – Native Americans, Hispanic and Black Children – and Asian and White Children. Kids Count also found that the average rent

Gov. Raimondo seeks support for a billion-dollar school reclamation program and $48.5 million Green Economy and Clean Water bond

Gov. Gina Raimondo called upon Rhode Island’s civic, business and government leaders to get behind her efforts to rebuild the state’s aging public schools – a five-year $1 billion investment – and a $48.5 million Green Economy and Clean Water bond issue. Both need approval from the state legislature before going to voters in the

Podcast: John Marion, Common Cause Rhode Island

John Marion, Executive Director of Common Cause in Rhode Island, joined me on The Open Forum on AM 1540 WADK to discuss important voting and ethics issues before the General Assembly, and issues of transparency at the local level. Specifically, he talks about bills that would allow for early voting, require independent redistricting, and reforming the

For Willie Rios, and thousands of aspiring major leaguers, it’s the season of ‘sweet optimism’

It begins, of course, in the Spring. The evenings grow lighter The air sweeter and all the world is filled With sweet optimism. – John F. McCullagh And so, it was yesterday, and in the few days ahead, as major and minor leaguers filter into their Spring training camps – major leaguers by today, minor

Paiva Weed files campaign finance report (Updated)

This story was originally published at 13:52 on February 12th, it has been updated (where indicated). Former state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed filed her campaign finance report Sunday evening, several hours after WhatsUpNewp reported that her campaign had not met the Jan. 31 deadline to file for the last quarter of 2017. The Board

Paiva Weed joins those missing campaign finance reporting deadline (Updated)

Update: According to Board of Election records, Teresa Paiva Weed’s campaign filed its report on Sunday, Feb. 11, after the publication of this article. An update to this story can be found here – Paiva Weed files campaign finance report Former state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed has joined the ranks of those failing to file

In race for lieutenant governor, Aaron Regunberg wants to become the “people’s lobbyist”

At 27 and in only his second term in the state House of Representatives, Aaron Regunberg, a progressive Democrat, has seen enough. He sees a Statehouse dominated by wealthy and influential lobbyists, with no one advocating for the common Rhode Islander, a job he thinks should be assumed by the lieutenant governor. He wants to

Podcast: A conversation with Doug Key, founder of Rogue Island Comedy Festival

“Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself – with a smile.” – J.B. Priestley There will be plenty of smiles later this week with the start of the annual Rogue Island Comedy Festival. Doug Key, the festival’s founder, and director joined me on AM 1540 WADK Newport on October 3rd to talk about the

Podcast: Discussion with Chris Maxwell, President of Rhode Island Trucking Association

Chris Maxwell, President of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, join me today on AM 1540 WADK to update us about the opposition to the truck only tolls that state officials believe will go into effect later this year. He continues to anticipate the national trucking association will eventually file suit that will either derail the

Podcast: A conversation with Javier Juarez – DACA program

Javier A. Juarez, like many college students, is a dreamer – but in a different sense. He is among those nearly 800,000 people protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, enacted by President Obama and now threatened by President Trump. If Congress doesn’t act within the next several months Javier and the

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Podcast: Discussion with Brenda Nienhouse, Executive Director of the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center

Sparks fly as a welder works on the stage; construction workers dig where an elevator will take patrons to a second-floor lobby. As layers of facade are removed, treasures are found in what was and will be the Newport Opera House, a vibrant performing arts venue. Brenda Nienhouse is executive director of the Newport Opera House

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