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Military service today touches an increasingly small sliver of society. According to the Department of Defense, approximately 1.3 million Americans are actively serving in uniform. Hundreds of thousands more serve in a reserve capacity, although the more
To the Editor: Rhode Island's entrenched fearsome foursome, sorry to say, in the Congress of the United States display their true colors each and every time they speak regarding the Trump administration. Is it an attempt to preserve a legacy of an more
The practice of burying our dead is one that dates back in human history as far as 100,000 years, by some estimates. In fact, burial of the deceased is not only a human phenomenon, as elephants and chimpanzees have been observed covering fallen brethren more
By MAUREEN MARTIN As Women's History Month comes to an end, it is a time to honor the outstanding achievements of women throughout history and celebrate the work that remains ongoing through various movements and organizations. One such movement, more
All of us who have children in our lives - whether we are parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles - want nothing more than to see those young people grow up in a safe, caring environment. We also want them to have access to opportunity and to be more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
In this space last week, we addressed the scourges of sexual assault and harassment, lauding U.S. Sen. Martha McSally - who represents Arizona but has roots in Rhode Island - for sharing her experience as a survivor of rape. The days since have put a new more
By MERI KENNEDY Johnston Historical Society The Johnston Historical Society museum barn is open Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m., or by appointment for those who would like to visit the museum or examine the more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
To the Editor: In 1991 our U.S. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month. With approximately 33 million, or 10 percent, of the U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry, this affords a large pool of happy celebrants for events associated more
To the Editor:There have been many “black days” in our country’s history but Monday, February 26, 2019 is the darkest ever. On that day, the U.S. Senate considered a bill that would … more
In recent years, the scourges of sexual assault and harassment have finally been brought to the forefront of public discourse. A culture that has long been permissive of such misdeeds and misbehavior - and provided far too little in terms of recourse and more
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