Welcome to another edition of my weekend column – as always, send your takes, tips and trial balloons to firstname.lastname@example.org. For quick hits all week long, follow me on Twitter: @tednesi. 1. Scientists now say they’re 95% sure humans are causing global climate change – but for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council, the debate was settled long ago. The powerful agency that polices Rhode Island’s 420 miles of coastline is planning for 3 to 5 feet of sea level rise by 2100 – enough to put Waterplace Park in Providence and plenty of other familiar spots underwater. CRMC Executive…
Gov. Chafee’s pick for state police colonel cut his teeth working undercover as a mob associate for six years, Tim White writes.
38 Studios had a good reason to firm up its May 1 target date for relocating to Rhode Island – it was worth nearly $10 million to the compan…
Democrats are lining up to take on the first-term Republican in 2012, but a poll has him in good shape.
The survey puts Chafee at 35%, Caprio at 28%, Robitaille at 25% and Block at 6%, with 6% undecided.
In an interview, 38 Studios’ chairman emphasized again the big vision he has for his company.
The unemployment rate is falling for the wrong reasons, as fewer Rhode Islanders look for work.
The last campaign finance reports before Nov. 2 also show Barney Frank’s challenger is raising big money.
Republican Sean Bielat is giving 15-term U.S. Rep. Barney Frank his most competitive reelection race in years, according to our new WPRI 12 …
The GOP group’s purchase of commercial time shows all three gubernatorial candidates see a path to victory.
Rising commodity prices mean cereal, meats and cheese may cost you more before too long.
The 14-term Dem used up 40% of his $1.1 million campaign war chest in the last two weeks.
There’s no purchaser on the horizon, but in the past Cianci and Sundlun have considered it.
Rhode Islanders requested 3,000 fewer mail ballots than they did for the last gubernatorial election.
A memo says the paper’s website will start offering only summaries of some articles in 2011.
Angel Taveras and independent Jonathan Scott will debate at Brown tomorrow.