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Rhode Island latest state to allow recreational pot sales

Dec. 01, 2022 11:46 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Customers started lining up to buy recreational marijuana in Rhode Island on Thursday, a little more than six months after Gov. Dan McKee signed legislation permitting such sales to people 21 and older. Five stores are currently allowed to sell recreational...

Officer acquitted of assaulting woman at abortion rally

Nov. 16, 2022 14:43 PM EST

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island police officer charged with punching a political rival at an abortion rights rally was acquitted Wednesday of a misdemeanor simple assault charge by a judge who determined that his actions were justified because he was trying to maintain public order. ...

After his win, Gov. McKee plans for Rhode Island's future

Nov. 09, 2022 11:58 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Now that Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee has won his first full term in office, the Democrat is developing a vision for the state for the next decade. McKee and Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos, a fellow Democrat, released a working draft of their “RI 2030” plan last...

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee wins 1st full term in office

Nov. 08, 2022 23:35 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Dan McKee has defeated Republican challenger Ashley Kalus to win his first full term in office. McKee is a former lieutenant governor who became the state’s chief executive in March 2021 when two-term Gov. Gina Raimondo was...

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins election to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 23:17 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Seth Magaziner wins election to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District.

Democrat Seth Magaziner wins US House seat in Rhode Island

Nov. 08, 2022 22:57 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control. Magaziner defeated Republican Allan Fung, a former Cranston mayor, in the general election...

Democrat David Cicilline wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District

Nov. 08, 2022 21:16 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat David Cicilline wins reelection to U.S. House in Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District.

Democrat Daniel McKee wins reelection for governor in Rhode Island

Nov. 08, 2022 20:53 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Daniel McKee wins reelection for governor in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

Rhode Island voters are deciding this November whether the Democratic governor will get to serve his first full term in office, and whether the Democratic Party will retain its three-decade hold on a U.S. House seat. Gov. Dan McKee, the former lieutenant governor, narrowly won the...

Liberal Rhode Island could send Republican to US House

Oct. 31, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — In liberal Rhode Island, Republican Allan Fung stands a chance of flipping a U.S. House seat and possibly helping his party gain control of the chamber. There is just one Republican in New England's congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine....