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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
For weeks now, Rhode Islanders - like people across the globe - have warily monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19. It has been at times difficult to gauge the true seriousness or potential impact of the virus, which more
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
Low-number license plates are famously - or perhaps infamously - prized in Rhode Island. So, too, are the special plates available to some public officials, such as members of the General Assembly. That such status symbols are coveted is not unique to more
The figures involved suggest the move is largely symbolic, but its significance should not be understated. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner last week announced that the State Investment Commission has approved his plan to end pension fund investments in more
While it has been a while since life felt normal, Americans aren't exactly aching to go back to pre-coronavirus times just yet. While protests around the country demand for an end to social distancing, the numbers put those people squarely in the 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
The Rhode Island state legislature is taking steps toward effective gun control, but there's still a long way to go. Last month the Senate overwhelmingly approved bans on 3-D-printed and ghost guns. The latter, according to the Giffords Law Center to more
It's not just about you. We teach this lesson to children when they first arrive at the age of reasoning - once they're beyond the wholly dependent years of infancy and the starry-eyed toddler years where every day in their little shoes is just that: a 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
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
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
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