Rhode Island senators put their state on the path Wednesday to becoming the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, passing legislation by a comfortable 26-12 margin after nearly two decades of attempts to legalize gay marriage.
Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball in Rhode Island has won the $336.4 million jackpot. The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward and the lottery has not said where the winning ticket was sold. To win, the player had to match all of Saturday's five numbers, 1-10-37-52-57, and Powerball number 11.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee unwrapped a Christmas conundrum when he erected a "holiday" tree in the Statehouse, incensing the Roman Catholic Church, many residents and even the tree farmer who donated the 17-foot-tall spruce.
Watch Rhode Island, a Herald editorial suggested last month (“Learn from Little Rhody’s big mistakes,” Page A4, Oct. 3). If you’re interested in public-sector pensions — and these days, every taxpayer should be — then Rhode Island deserves your attention. That’s because, as the Chicago Tribune put it, “the nation’s smallest state may have the largest problem in the land.”
VIDEO: Bottom of article The early nor'easter had utility companies struggling to restore electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses. By early today, the number of customers without power was still above 2 million but falling. But officials in some states warned it could be days or even a week before residents have power again, even though crews have been brought in from as far away as Michigan and Canada.
North Dakota’s special legislative session in November will be exciting enough. There’ll be lots of drama as the Fighting Sioux nickname law, redistricting and state flood assistance for the Minot and Bismarck areas come up for review.
VIDEOS: Several reports, including Washington Monument cracks; scroll to bottom of article. Tens of millions of people from Georgia to Canada were jolted by the strongest earthquake to strike the East Coast since World War II. Three weeks before the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, office workers poured out of New York skyscrapers and the Pentagon, relieved it was nothing more sinister than an act of nature.
A flurry of activity in efforts to legally recognize gay relationships or ban same-sex marriage is reminding advocates that even though polls indicate growing acceptance, the debate is far from settled.
fter playing a key role in defeating a push for gay marriage, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has urged Rhode Island lawmakers to reject an alternative establishing civil unions for gay couples, calling them a "stepping stone" to gay marriage.
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