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Obama calls for increase in minimum wage

NEW BRITAIN, Conn., March 5 (UPI) -- President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage in a speech Wednesday in Connecticut, saying the United States needs to provide more good jobs.

Clay Pell running for Rhode Island governor

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Clay Pell, grandson of a U.S. senator and married to a former Olympic figure-skater, disclosed Monday he is running for governor of Rhode Island.
At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

At least 2 killed in monster storm across mid-Atlantic, Northeast

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A monster weather system across the mid-Atlantic and New England is being blamed for at least two deaths and widespread travel disruption, authorities said.

Rhode Island to light 'Christmas tree' instead of 'holiday tree'

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday the big evergreen to be lit up with festive lights in the Statehouse is a "Christmas tree," not a "holiday tree."

R.I. Gov. Lincoln Chafee announces retirement

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced Wednesday he will not seek a second gubernatorial term in 2014.

R.I. Gov Lincoln Chafee, R-turned-I, to switch to Democrat

WARWICK, R.I., May 30 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, currently an independent after leaving the Republican Party, plans to switch to Democrat, a spokeswoman says.
The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

The Issue: Minnesota latest state to recognize same-sex marriage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's signing into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the Land of 10,000 Lakes means that now a dozen states -- a fifth of the country -- recognize same-sex marriage.
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Same-sex marriage legalized in Delaware

DOVER, Del., May 7 (UPI) -- The Delaware Senate Tuesday gave final legislative approval to a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.

R.I. nightclub fire victims remembered

WEST WARWICK, R.I., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- More than 200 friends, family and survivors gathered to mark the 10th anniversary of a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people.

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Emergencies declared in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

Emergencies declared in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut

BOSTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Gov. Deval Patrick ordered drivers to stay off the roads Friday as Massachusetts braced for what was predicted to be a 100-year blizzard.

Supreme Court will not hear R.I. case

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider Rhode Island's request that it overturn an appellate ruling that the state hand over a homicide suspect.
R.I. tree ceremony upsets some officials

R.I. tree ceremony upsets some officials

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A Rhode Island lawmaker said many people are "not happy" about Gov. Lincoln Chafee giving only 30 minutes notice before lighting the Statehouse "holiday tree."

Chafee: Moderates will help Obama in 2012

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee Tuesday told the Democratic National Convention he represents Americans who helped Barack Obama in 2008: moderates.

Marijuana bills pass R.I. House and Senate

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 6 (UPI) -- The Rhode Island House and Senate passed matching bills that would decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana.
Chafee rejects blame for Schilling's woes

Chafee rejects blame for Schilling's woes

PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 29 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Tuesday blaming him for former major league pitching ace Curt Schilling's business failure "defies logic."

Rhode Island gov. stands by 'holiday tree'

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee sparked controversy nationwide when he called a 17-foot spruce tree in the State House a "holiday tree."
Effort focuses on commitment in gay unions

Effort focuses on commitment in gay unions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A bipartisan effort seeks to re-angle the gay marriage debate in the United States from an emphasis on civil rights to the value of commitment, supporters say.

In-state tuition approved for undocumented immigrants

WARWICK, R.I., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Undocumented immigrants will pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges in Rhode Island, a state higher education governing board has decided.

R.I. city files for bankruptcy protection

CENTRAL FALL, R.I., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The city of Central Falls, R.I., battered by debt and years of financial woes, has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Sexting by minors now illegal in R.I.

Sexting by minors now illegal in R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I., July 14 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill making it illegal for minors to send sexually explicit messages or images from cellphones, his office said.

R.I. Senate OKs same-sex unions

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 29 (UPI) -- A measure allowing same-sex civil unions won passage from the Rhode Island Senate Wednesday.

Man pardoned 166 years after hanging

PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 29 (UPI) -- Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee Wednesday pardoned an Irish immigrant hanged for murder 166 years ago, the last person executed in the state.

R.I. speaker gives up on same-sex marriage

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 28 (UPI) -- The openly gay speaker of the Rhode Island House says the Legislature is not ready to pass a same-sex marriage bill and he now wants to legalize civil unions.
Patrick Kennedy to wed New Jersey teacher

Patrick Kennedy to wed New Jersey teacher

PROVIDENCE, R.I., March 29 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island said he feels so fortunate that sixth-grade teacher Amy Petitgout has accepted his proposal of marriage.
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