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Governor Lincoln Chafee

Governor Declares 'Day Of Reason' In Nod To Atheist Groups

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) has signed a proclamation declaring a "Day of Reason" in the state following requests by atheist groups. Chafe...

Appointing an Equal Number of Women

Lynn Yeakel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Lynn Yeakel

Now with Gov. Chafee declining to seek reelection, the spotlight will be on Rhode Island to seek if the next governor will continue the momentum of making gender-balanced appointments. Why is gender balance important?

Dem Gov Bows Out

Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014. Chafee made the announcement outside the state Depar...

Hope Lights the Way in Providence, RI

Alyssa Silva | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Ever since I was a little girl, I've always been extremely passionate about raising awareness and funds for my disease, Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It started off with lemonade stands in the neighborhood with my friends, where I would dream about raising $100 for my cause.

White House: Obama Welcomes Governor's Party Switch

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID KLEPPER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A White House spokesman says President Barack Obama welcomes Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) to...

State Considers Drastic Action At Site Of Horrific Fire

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH and ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire t...

State Minimum Wage Hike Signed Into Law

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

June 21 (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee has signed into law the state's first minimum wage hike since before the recession, lawmake...

Rhode Island To Pass First Ever 'Homeless Bill Of Rights'

Reuters | Jason McLure | Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact

(Reuters) - Rhode Island's governor is expected to sign into law the first "Homeless Bill of Rights" in the United States as early as next week, form...

Soldier Dad Of 3 Kids Dies Saving Afghan Boy

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Flags were lowered at half staff in Providence, R.I. for a soldier who died saving an Afghan child. While riding in a convoy in Laghman Province i...

Smallest City In Smallest State Files For Bankruptcy

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

(Edith Honan) - Central Falls, Rhode Island, one of a handful of U.S. cities and counties facing fiscal collapse in the wake of the economic reces...