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By ETHAN HARTLEY A polarizing bill that sought to codify federal laws regarding the allowance of abortions, which was enshrined by the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, was voted down by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 5-4 vote on Tuesday more
By JOHN HOWELL Saturday's Honor Flight was Victory Flight, the 22nd since retired Providence Fire Department Chief George Farrell and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association initiated the program locally to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE A new legislative proposal has reignited debate over panhandling in the Ocean State. Rhode Island House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Charlene Lima (D-Dist. 14, Cranston) last week introduced House Bill 5330, which would impose more
By JOHN HOWELL It takes an hour, and often a bit longer, to travel by train from Providence to Boston. Peter Alviti, director of the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, would like to cut that time in half. He thinks that possible, although it's more
Michael T. Marrapese, 40, is accused of killing 29-year-old Lauren Ise. He was arraigned in Third Division District Court on Thursday morning, where he entered no plea and was ordered held without bail. more
By DANIEL KITTREDGE Local commuters will soon face a months-long detour along one of the city's main west-to-east routes. Starting March 11, motorists traveling east on Route 12 will be rerouted from a portion of the roadway between Dyer and Gansett more
History Notes is a biweekly entry in the Sun Rise that features a passage from the Johnston Historical Society. This week's story comes from May 1985. By LOUIS McGOWAN Situated in the Belknap along Greenville Avenue at Atwood Avenue is the Mathewson more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Rhode Island Women's Expo, formerly known as Mind-Body-Spirit-Life Expo, returned to Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Nov. 25. Produced by Pat Paolino Cruz, she and her committee added to their popular health-wellness-holistic expo and more
Speakman sworn in to House of Representatives Rep. June S. Speakman (D-Dist. 68, Warren, Bristol) was formally sworn in to the House of Representatives. She was elected March 5 in a special election to replace Laufton Ascen ao, who was elected in more
Vella-Wilkinson bill would extend benefits to gay veterans Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) has introduced legislation that would extend veterans' benefits to gay or transgender members of the armed forces who failed to receive more
The women of the book club at the Johnston Senior Center recently were recently involved with speed, marijuana, drug cartels and kidnappings. Theirs was a journey into the life of Dan “Tito” … more
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