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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 March 2008. By By LOUIS McGOWAN On Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, Dan Brown and I did little exploring at one old more
To the Editor: The allure of using drugs can be powerful. "e;Friends"e; calling you like sirens, with promises that lead to the rocks, seem, at first, so innocent. All to often a simple journey ends up taking tragic turns. "e;The Sea"e; is a story of a voyage more
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
To the Editor: On January 28, President Trump and President Netanyahu unveiled the so-called Trump Peace Plan entitled "e;Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People."e; The plan claims to provide for a two state more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
To the Editor: With the conclusion of the impeachment trail in the Senate, it now becomes urgent for Congress to address some of the important issues our country has been facing. Among these are the national deficit, military involvements worldwide, 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
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under 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
By JANE KOSTER One hundred years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt, speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), proposed the formation of a league of women voters to finish the fight for women's 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
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