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Locally, the new year began with a chilling story - one involving the murder of a Pawtucket woman with a weapon rarely encountered by law enforcement. Cheryl Smith, 54, was rushed to the hospital Jan. 1 after being shot multiple times at her home. Soon more
The impending presidential election has drawn much of the attention, but the arrival of 2020 brings the countdown to another major national event - one with significant long-term implications for the Ocean State. In the weeks ahead, the U.S. Census more
It’s a disturbing trend that has become much too familiar over the past couple years, but you may never know that looking at the statistics.Just this past Saturday, a stabbing attack during a … more
Despite our highly provincial tendencies, Rhode Islanders know that no corner of our state is too far from any other - and that in many cases we can easily find common links with other residents, either through family members, friends or shared more
Despite our highly provincial tendencies, Rhode Islanders know that no corner of our state is too far from any other – and that in many cases we can easily find common links with other … more
Only twice before in our nation's history has the U.S. House of Representatives impeached a president. Students of American history know that Andrew Johnson was the first to face a trial in the Senate, where he avoided removal from office by a single more
For most Rhode Islanders, having food on the table is a given. But for far too many of our neighbors, missing meals is a daily reality - and a problem that an impending federal policy change appears likely to exacerbate in the months ahead. According to more
Those who aren't fans of the over-commercialization of the holiday season likely lament what the post-Thanksgiving weekend has become. Thanksgiving is a holiday for family and gratitude - a time to come together and appreciate what we have while enjoying more
This week, the members of our communities will gather around tables for one of our most celebrated shared traditions. Marking the start of the holiday season, Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for each of us to reflect on the blessings we enjoy. It is more
Can the full picture of a school’s success be captured up through a five-star rating system? We imagine most people would respond, “Of course not.” There are so many factors to consider that … more
Observers might not think of Rhode Island as a major player on the national political stage. In terms of presidential and congressional elections, it has been reliably Democratic for many years, resulting in fewer candidate visits - and less outside more
The concept of Halloween has always been an intriguing one. We encourage kids to dress up in silly outfits and go out into their surrounding neighborhoods and literally take candy from strangers - pretty much the antithesis of what they're told to do more
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