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We've written in this space previously regarding what's at stake for Rhode Island in this year's Census. Ensuring a full accounting of our state's population will be vital in determining whether, as projected, we lose a seat in the U.S. House of 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
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
You may have heard this one before. Stories deep within the Beacon Communications archives, some years old, discuss a measure that Rhode Island has bounced around for one legislative session after another. Former Cranston candidate for state 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
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
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
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