(CNN) - "Christmas" is returning to Rhode Island's capitol building.
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee put out a statement Monday announcing that the tree at the State House will be called a "Christmas tree," ending a two-year long controversy.
In 2011, in his first year as governor, Chafee's calling of a "holiday tree" sparked protests, including a competing Christmas tree lighting ceremony. A state lawmaker even called the governor a "Grinch."
(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.
At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Updated Wednesday 5/29 5:04 p.m. ET
(CNN) – Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent, plans to run for re-election next year as a Democrat, his office confirmed Wednesday to CNN.
The first-term governor became the first governor in the state's history to serve as an independent when he was elected in 2010.
(CNN) - Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage after the state legislature approved the measure Thursday, making Rhode Island the tenth state in the nation to give same-sex couples the right to wed.
Last week both the Rhode Island House and Senate approved by large margins measures allowing same-sex marriage, but more votes were required after the legislation was tweaked. The law will go into effect August 1.
(CNN) - Rhode Island moved toward becoming the 10th state in the nation and the last in New England to approve same-sex marriage after its state Senate voted Wednesday to approve a bill extending marriage rights.
Senators approved the bill 26-12 Wednesday afternoon.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will win the Rhode Island primary, CNN projected Tuesday.
(CNN) – On the biggest day of Republican primary voting since last month's Super Tuesday, the certain GOPpresidential nominee and the incumbent president he hopes to unseat both appeared to be in full general election mode.
Mitt Romney planned a speech Tuesday night in New Hampshire that his campaign said would signal the virtual conclusion of the GOP primary campaign, while President Barack Obama emphasized the themes of equal opportunity and Republican intransigence in courting the youth vote in speeches on college campuses.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Voters in five states will head to the polls on Tuesday after a three-week lull in the Republican presidential primary season, a time in which Mitt Romney essentially secured his party's nomination.
Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island will hold primaries, with a total of 204 delegates at stake.
Here's a glimpse of the nuts and bolts for Tuesday's contests.
(CNN) - While Mitt Romney has essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has his eyes set on Rhode Island's upcoming primary with the release of a TV ad in the Ocean State.
The 30-second spot, 'The Plan,' takes a largely positive tone and aims to outline the candidate's proposals to cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in one year, as well as eliminate five federal bureaucracies and cut U.S. military involvement abroad.
(CNN) - In a move largely seen as a compromise over the rights that can be afforded to gay and lesbian couples, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Saturday signed into law a bill that legalizes civil unions, making his state the fifth in the nation to allow them.
The bill - which was signed just over a week after New York legalized same-sex marriage - will take effect later Saturday, according to the governor's spokesman Christian Vareika.FULL STORY