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Past articles by Dan:

R.I. Lieutenant Governor Matos plans to run for Congress

The first-term Democrat has started contacting supporters to let them know she intends to run for the seat that will be open once US Representative David Cicilline steps down to become CEO and president of the Rhode Island Foundation beginning June 1. → Read More

A running list of possible candidates for Cicilline’s congressional seat

A special election cannot be scheduled until Cicilline officially resigns from Congress, but it’s likely that Democratic and Republican primaries take place this summer, with a general election to follow. → Read More

Why is David Cicilline leaving Congress? He found a better job.

As head of the Rhode Island Foundation, Cicilline will be at the center of every important policy decision in the state. → Read More

Five takeaways on the search for a Providence police chief

The three finalists for Providence police chief appeared together at a public forum Wednesday night, answering questions about their vision for the department, police reform, and how they’ll work with the community. → Read More

Lima says Shekarchi is replacing her as deputy speaker of R.I. House

The Cranston Democrat said “some of the progressives” disliked her contrary viewpoints and criticism. “They want to shut you up and cancel you. That’s the new cancel culture.” → Read More

Speaker scramble puts Magaziner’s first day in Congress in flux

Because House Republicans are still debating who will be the next speaker, it’s unclear when new members will be sworn in. Magaziner’s office Internet won’t be turned on until he is. → Read More

Raimondo, Walsh urge RI business owners to invest in job training

Walsh told the Providence Chamber panel he wants to see employers do a better job of reaching high school students to show them opportunities. → Read More

McKee wins four-year term as Rhode Island governor

Democratic incumbent Governor Dan McKee, who inherited Rhode Island’s top job 20 months ago and has guided the state through the second half of the COVID-19 pandemic, won a full four-year term Tuesday, defeating Republican newcomer Ashley Kalus. → Read More

McKee, Kalus come out swinging in feisty gubernatorial debate

The debate was testy right from the get-go, forcing the moderator to use a bell to calm down the candidates and their passionate supporters. → Read More

McKee, Kalus trade barbs in second R.I. gubernatorial debate

For the better part of an hour, Kalus and McKee clashed over education policy, electricity rates, truck tolls, and abortion rights as they made their case for why they should be elected governor on Nov. 8. → Read More

52 percent of R.I. voters disapprove of President Biden, Globe/Suffolk poll finds

A Globe/Suffolk University poll released Tuesday shows 52 percent of likely voters disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, compared to just 40 percent who approve of Biden’s job performance. Another 8 percent said they remain undecided. → Read More

Daniel Harrop was a Republican who saved Providence from embarrassment

In 2014, Harrop selflessly chose to place the future of the city ahead of his political party and his own ambition. → Read More

A Rhode Islander could soon be leading the Celtics

The next man up could be a Bishop Hendricken graduate who's been an assistant coach since 2019. → Read More

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kalus pledges to revamp education testing in R.I.

Ashley Kalus says she wants to be the “education governor,” focusing on universal pre-kindergarten, revising the state’s school funding formula, and changing the way student progressed is tracked. → Read More

Smiley wins Democratic primary for Providence mayor

Because he will face no Republican or independent candidate in the general election, Smiley is all but guaranteed to succeed outgoing Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza. → Read More

Diossa wins Democratic primary for R.I. treasurer

He advances to the Nov. 8 general election to face Republican James Lathrop, a municipal finance expert. → Read More

Matos wins Democratic primary for R.I. lieutenant governor

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, the Democratic primary winner, will take on Republican Aaron Guckian in the general election. → Read More

🌧️ How the Democratic candidates for R.I. governor would address flooding

With the primary just one week away, we asked each of the Democrats how they would address the effects of extreme weather if they were elected. → Read More

As classrooms reopen this week, how is the state takeover of Providence schools going?

The state education commissioner once again finds herself in the unenviable position of defending a takeover that has been slow to take off. → Read More

Education secretary challenges New England states to get creative in addressing teacher shortage

Miguel Cardona is asking education leaders to consider using ARPA funds as scholarships, and to encourage more students to complete associate’s degrees in high school and teaching degrees in two years. → Read More