RI Governor Signs Proclamation Declaring 'Day Of Reason' After Request From Atheist GroupsGov. Lincoln Chafee has signed a proclamation declaring a "Day of Reason" in Rhode Island.
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.
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.
Bill To Ban Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons Fizzles In RI General AssemblyAfter 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.
Former Republican Chafee Joining Democratic PartyIndependent Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is joining the Democratic Party ahead of his bid for a second term, two Democratic officials said Thursday.
R.I. Gun Control Bills In Limbo At End Of SessionThe 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.
RI Gov Only Gives Public 30-Minute Notice For State Tree Lighting CeremonyRhode 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.
RI Gov Aide Misspoke, Statehouse To Hold Tree Lighting CeremonyThere will be a tree lighting ceremony at the Rhode Island Statehouse after all.
Millionaire Ballplayer Looking For Bailout From RI To Save Video Game CompanyFormer 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.
Rhode Island To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay MarriagesRhode 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.