12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

Newport environmental activist Lauren Carson has announced her plans to challenge state Representative Peter Martin (D-Newport) in the September 9 primary. Carson works for Clean Water Action and has been appointed to the 2014 Newport Charter Review Commission and the Newport Energy and Environment Commission. In her announcement, she says, "My years of experience as civic leader, small business owner and community advocate in Newport have prepared me for this next step of trying to serve the citizens of Newport and Rhode Island.”

Rhode Island Public Radio. May 2nd, 2014. Read More.