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All too often it takes a major tragedy to occur before people start paying attention to issues or organizations responsible for those tragedies strive to make changes to prevent such incidents from happening in the first place. In the case of the Rhode more
Like so many aspects of our lives and segments of our economy, the business model of publications such as ours has been inexorably disrupted in the digital age. On the advertising side, businesses and individuals today have access to a broad range of more
There's something to be said about a public official that decides to leave on their own terms rather than wait until they are run out of town, until they are operationally ineffective or they are otherwise forced to give up their position due to scandal, more
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
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
Capital punishment has long been abolished in Rhode Island, but an archaic, century-old law allows the state to inflict another kind of death" on some prisoners. Under the terms of the provision - which was enacted in 1909 and remains in effect - people" more
Sometimes the most important things to discuss openly can also be the most difficult to talk about. In the case of mental illness, it is clear that as a society we can no longer accept hiding behind our apprehensions and misunderstandings and that we 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
There is no way for us to sugarcoat the recent findings by the American Arbitration Association, which on Monday ruled in favor of the Warwick Firefighters' Union that the City of Warwick failed to properly enshrine pension reform efforts into 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
We can think of no greater promise afforded to young citizens of this country than the promise of a quality education, and the prospect of earning at least a modest income as a result of investing the time and money necessary to receive that education. 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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