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Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring ‘Day Of Reason’ After Request From Atheist Groups

Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed a proclamation declaring a “Day of Reason” in Rhode Island.

04/21/2014

Curt Schilling (Christian Petersen/Getty Images News)

Rhode Island Gov: Schilling Game ‘Junk’

The flagship video game that had been under development by Curt Schilling’s company when it went under is now just “a lot of junk,” Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Thursday, and he wasn’t surprised that it failed to sell at auction.

12/19/2013

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Gov Brings ‘Christmas Tree’ Back To Statehouse After Previously Calling It ‘Holiday Tree’

In a Yuletide turnaround, Gov. Lincoln Chafee is now calling this year’s Statehouse spruce a Christmas tree, saying his past practice of calling it a holiday tree generated too much anger.

12/02/2013

File photo of semi-automatic assault weapons. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill To Ban Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Fizzles In RI General Assembly

After the deadly school massacre in Newtown, Conn., top Rhode Island leaders gathered to recommend ways to crack down on gun violence. Topping the list were proposals to ban semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

07/09/2013

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former Republican Chafee Joining Democratic Party

Independent Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is joining the Democratic Party ahead of his bid for a second term, two Democratic officials said Thursday.

05/29/2013

File photo of a semiautomatic assault weapon. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

R.I. Gun Control Bills In Limbo At End Of Session

The outlook for a ban on semiautomatic assault weapons prompted by the Newtown, Conn., school shooting appears to be dimming in Rhode Island as lawmakers enter the final weeks of their annual session.

05/27/2013

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Gov Only Gives Public 30-Minute Notice For State Tree Lighting Ceremony

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee gave the public 30 minutes’ notice for this year’s tree lighting ceremony at the Statehouse, saying he wanted to avoid what happened last year when protesters crashed the event and it devolved into chaos.

11/29/2012

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee speaks during day one of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 4, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

RI Gov Aide Misspoke, Statehouse To Hold Tree Lighting Ceremony

There will be a tree lighting ceremony at the Rhode Island Statehouse after all.

11/27/2012

Former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling visits SiriusXM Studio on Feb. 13, 2012 in New York City. (credit: Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Millionaire Ballplayer Looking For Bailout From RI To Save Video Game Company

Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling asked Rhode Island for additional help to save his video game company Wednesday, prompting state leaders to consider whether the firm is viable enough to justify further investment.

05/16/2012

File photo of Gov. Lincoln Chafee. (credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rhode Island To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages

Rhode Island’s governor on Monday declared that the state will recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere, giving gay couples the same rights as heterosexual ones when it comes to health insurance and a slew of other benefits.

05/14/2012

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