This is a sampling of the Election 2012 coverage done by WBRU.
First up is a story done by Emily Jones on the Republican Primary in New Hampshire. This piece aired in January.
Next is a piece that was a tag-team effort by Gillian Chu and Brian Sokolow. They went to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, [...]
In this piece, Emily Jones takes a look at Rhode Island’s unique history in terms of race in baseball, and also notes how times have changed and Little League still functions as a key part in the local community.
In a press release, Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox’s campaign has announced that they have filed a complaint with the state’s Board of Elections against his opponent, Mark Binder, after learning that one of the state’s other representatives donated more than triple the allowed amount. Rep. Spencer Dickinson, according to Fox, donated 3,820 dollars [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak says it will resume some service in the Northeast on Wednesday, but flooded train tunnels continue to prevent service to and from New York’s Penn Station.
The railroad said late Tuesday that modified service between Newark, N.J., and points south will resume on Wednesday. That includes restoring Virginia service to Lynchburg, Richmond [...]
Providence could be getting an Izod Indy Car race, at least if Mayor Angel Taveras has his way. The maligned mayor was seen talking to IndyCar’s Randy Bernard at the recent Baltimore event held on Labor Day weekend. This idea was once brought to the table by ex-mayor Buddy Cianci, but the event never actually [...]
Nearly two dozen theaters around the country are offering free and discounted tickets for plays, classes and other services to veterans and military families. The Blue Star Theatre program is being launched at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, R.I., on Friday by National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, [...]
The Tiverton School Committee has approved a new policy under which high school students who show signs of alcohol consumption at school events would be given Breathalyzer tests. The superintendent’s office tells The Associated Press the policy passed unanimously at Tuesday’s committee meeting. Under the policy, only students suspected of having consumed alcohol would be [...]
The father of one of those who died in the Station Nightclub fire is calling on Rhode Island to take the land on which the nightclub sat by eminent domain for a memorial. Dave Kane tells WPRI-TV he’s upset over plans to put a memorial for fire victims on another site. Kane’s son, 18-year-old Nicholas [...]
Schools of fish are coming to WaterFire. Several dozen canoers and kayakers — each with an illuminated Japanese fish mounted on his or her boat — will paddle through Providence’s iconic public art installation along the city’s downtown rivers Saturday night. The paddlers will first get an on-river orientation. Then they will pilot their brightly [...]
A lawyer for the state-appointed receiver running Central Falls says he expects a federal bankruptcy judge to sign off on the city’s five-year fiscal recovery plan. Attorney Theodore Orson says U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Bailey could rule as early as Thursday during a hearing in Providence. The recovery plan, formally submitted in June, balances the [...]