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Rhode Island’s First Woman Governor Breaks Ground On Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

How does one break ground on an offshore wind energy project? Rhode Island figured it out, and the tiny state gets the first offshore wind farm n the Rhode Island’s First Woman Governor Breaks Ground On Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm...Show More Summary

First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground

Deepwater Wind employees assemble pieces of the Block Island Wind Farm in Rhode Island. Today, the U.S. took another big step in the transition beyond coal to a clean energy, as the nation's first offshore wind project broke ground. Block...Show More Summary

Another Stadium Scam; Dog-Human Co-Evolution

Do we go with baseball-stadium scams or jobs? Let's watch what's happening in Rhode Island. There, Gov. Gina Raimondo is right to focus a lot on job training. You repeatedly hear from business executives that there aren't enough people in the state with adequate literacy and numeracy. Show More Summary

The Dangerous, Difficult Journey Syrian Migrant Boats Take to Reach Europe

Three people drowned — two adults and a child — and at least 90 were rescued when a migrant boat ran aground Monday on a reef off the shore of the Greek island of Rhodes. The deaths were mentioned as a small, sad footnote to the monstrous tragedy that is... More »

Lincoln Chafee may challenge Hillary in 2016

In an exclusive interview, former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee talks to Lawrence O’Donnell about why he is exploring a run for the Democratic...

Senator Whitehouse Declaims

Roger Pilon On the floor of the Senate last night, on the eve of Earth Day, Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse went after the Cato Institute—among others, including the Washington Times and the Wall Street Journal—for our having accused...Show More Summary

126 Migrants Reach Greek Shores, A Day After Fatal Sinking

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities have picked up more than 120 migrants who illegally entered the country by sea on three separate vessels, a day after a yacht with 90 people on board foundered just off the island of Rhodes, drowning...Show More Summary

“A bathtub ring of oil the size of Rhode Island”: The endless horrors of the BP oil spill

The Macondo oil well blew out five years ago today. As these photos show, the Gulf Coast may never fully recover

Shocking Videos Capture The Tragic Aftermath Of A Migrant Shipwreck In The Mediterranean

Amid international focus on the catastrophic Mediterranean migrant crisis, a series of videos appeared online showing a shipwreck that left at least three dead on Monday. The incident occurred off the Greek island of Rhodes, and involved...Show More Summary

"Fine With Hillary"

From our on-going series, TPM Reader JC is "fine" with Hillary...So a little background about me: I'm a 24 year old daughter of Haitian immigrants, born in Rhode Island and raised in Florida. I'm not religious. I have a full-time job...Show More Summary

Crane, Truck Moves 1,000-Pound Man: Obese Man Transported To New Home With Heavy-Duty Equipment

It took a crane and a truck to move a 1,000-pound man from his Providence, Rhode Island home. A crane lifted him out of his house and onto a flatbed truck so he could go down Interstate 95 to his new residence. Fox News reports thatShow More Summary

More Migrants Drown in Mediterranean as EU Officials Meet to Discuss Issue

At least three people have been killed after a boat carrying dozens of migrants ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes, the BBC reported Monday citing the Greek Coastguard.

Three Dead as Migrant Boat Grounds off Greece

A wooden sailboat carrying dozens of immigrants ran aground on Monday off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes and at least three people have drowned, the Greek coast guard said.

E.C. Matthews will return to Rhode Island

Rhode Island is getting E.C. Matthews back for his junior season.

Lincoln Chafee Won't Win Squat With Talk Like This

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee might be running for the Democratic nomination or maybe he isn't, depending on which way the wind is blowing during any interviews he gives. But the former Republican-turned-Democrat isn'tShow More Summary

Chafee: Hillary ‘Cold'; Likes Being ‘Center Of Attention’

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, who is preparing to announce for the Democratic presidential nomination, talked to me about having worked with Hillary Clinton in the Senate. He also discussed his journey from Republican to Independent to Democrat, and having bucked his former party on many issues. COLMES: Do you have any relationship with [...]

Chafee Slips and Says He’s Running

Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) told CNN that “I’m running” for the Democratic nomination for president. A spokeswoman later clarified: “We are still in the exploratory committee phase. We will file the proper papers to be an official [...]

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