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It is difficult to understand how something like global climate change became a political issue - something that divides people along party lines and ideologies rather than a topic that hinges on hard scientific facts. It is even more difficult to more
The late former Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said that, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” A complex historical figure, Holmes earned a reputation as “the great … more
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In March, on a 44-30 vote, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved legislation that would codify abortion rights in our state. Last week, however, the Judiciary Committee in the state Senate voted that measure down on a 5-4 vote. The more
It's no secret that public participation in local government has waned over the years. On most nights at local city and town halls, only a handful of members of the public - including local print journalists - are present as municipal officials do the more
If you had to budget for an upcoming expense, what would your strategy be? Some people come up with a comprehensive savings plan, pledging to put away $100 a month for a year in order to purchase something that needs an upgrade. Others pin back on areas more
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the season isn't in full swing until the Fourth of July. The upcoming holiday and the weekends surrounding it provide Rhode Islanders a chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the more
There is broad agreement that single-use plastic bags and other plastic items, such as disposable straws, create environmental hazards and contribute to the pollution of treasured ecosystems and natural resources. In recent years, the Ocean State has more
Rhode Islanders remember all too well the disastrous effects of financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession. The extraordinarily difficult fiscal climate of the late 2000s and early 2010s upended countless lives. Millions were put out of more
The revolutionary spirits runs deep in Rhode Island. In May 1776, it became the first of the 13 American colonies to formally renounce its ties to the British crown. It was four years prior, however, in June 1772, that one of the formative events of the more
For all the changes Rhode Island has experienced in recent decades, its overall population has remained roughly the same for some time. Indeed, since the 1970s, the Ocean State has been home to approximately 1 million people. That population has, more
On the cusp of the Fourth of July, the attention of most Rhode Islanders is likely focused on planning for vacations, beach days, cookouts or other outdoor adventures. Anyone tuned into the news on Monday, however, became aware of the latest development more
Can you have too much of a good thing? Fans of the New England Patriots - including the roughly 35,000 people who turned out for a Super Bowl rally Sunday morning at Gillette Stadium - would likely respond with a resounding No." Led by coach Bill" more
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