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Karen Lee Ziner

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Karen Lee Ziner is a reporter at The Providence Journal.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Karen Lee Ziner

"The per-pupil cost in the [Blackstone Valley Prep] Mayoral Academy far outweighs the per-pupil cost in Cumberland public schools."

"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."

There are "approximately 20,000 annual gun purchases in Rhode Island."  

"Providence graduation rates are up."

"There are already more American jobs in the solar industry than in coal mining."

"Rhode Island has the highest dropout rate in New England at twenty-three percent."

"Fifty percent of Americans will go hungry at some time in their lives."

"Of the states that have a lieutenant governor, many are currently discussing the need for such an obsolete office."

Recent stories from Karen Lee Ziner
Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.

From True to Pants on Fire: A pre-debate candidate scorecard

Clay Pell, Gina Raimondo and Angel Taveras have at least two things in common.

They’re all running in the Democratic primary for governor.

And they’ve all faced PolitiFact Rhode Island’s Truth-O-Meter, with varying outcomes.

As the candidates prepare for Tuesday night’s Providence Journal/WPRI-12 debate, we thought we’d take a look at their PolitiFact scorecards.

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