Michael McKinney is a reporter at The Providence Journal, in Rhode Island. He has worked at The Journal since 2002, covering courts and local and statewide news. Previously, he worked for the News-Times in Danbury, Conn., covering the Connecticut state legislature.
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Recent stories from Michael McKinneyTruth be told, PolitiFact Rhode Island turns 3!
There's a match being lit, but it's not being used to set someone's pants on fire.
It's to light three birthday candles.
PolitiFact Rhode Island is now three years old.
We think it's a cause for celebration and, from what our readers have told us, they have reason to celebrate as well.Gun claims examined by PolitiFactRI often misfire
The push for tougher gun control legislation continues in the General Assembly Tuesday, April 9, as state officials hold a news conference at the State House to promote a package of bills covering such issues as background checks, firearms safety, weapons sales and modifying penalties for existing gun laws.
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