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, [...]
U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin and David Cicilline said today that the recent Sandy Hook school shooting is a definite tipping point in the gun control debate. The Democrats have long supported stronger gun laws. They say banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines could prevent further massacres while [...]
Bishop Thomas Tobin released a statement today calling Governor Lincoln Chafee’s threat to veto legislation that would put gay marriage to a popular vote “undemocratic”. The leader of the state’s Roman Catholic Diocese says it should be up to citizens to decide whether Rhode Island joins the rest of New England in allowing gay marriage. [...]
Gun sales are up by 40% in Rhode Island. According to WPRI, several gun store owners in the state are claiming that sales have sharply risen after the Newtown school shooting, and prices for semi-automatic weapons have sky-rocketed. Statistics from the office of the Attorney General also show that there has been a 72% increase [...]
On Tuesday, November 6, Massachussets voters passed Question 3, which legalized the possession of a 60-day supply of medicinal marijuana for personal use, making Massachussets the 18th state to permit medical marijuana. This passage of marijuana liberalization coincided with the decision in Colorado and Washington to legalize pot for recreational use, even though cannabis is [...]
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) — The individual mandate survives.
The Supreme Court has upheld the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul — ruling in favor of the requirement that most Americans can be required to have health insurance, or else pay a penalty.
The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to take effect over the next [...]
In this week’s edition of the Pulse on 95.5 WBRU, Ethan Hammerman takes a look at one community’s reaction to the murder of Trayvon Martin, and the necessity for the maintenance of accountability in society, even in the face of horrible adversity.
We are living in a world today of great changes. Those who can conform to the changes have a bright future. But those who build dykes and dams to stem these changing tides will only be drowned in a flood of their own making. We must learn to face facts, especially the facts of these [...]
Rhode Island voters don’t get much of a say in presidential primary season: by the time the state votes in April the nominee is often all but chosen, and the smallest state doesn’t have many delegates up for grabs. But tomorrow nearby New Hampshire will hold its always-influential first primary – so some Rhode Islanders make their voices heard [...]