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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
It's a sight we've all witnessed in the wake of winter storms - vehicles, still covered in ice or snow, making their way along the roadway. The windshield, in most cases, is at least partially clear - after all, some degree of visibility, no matter how more
Now that the dust is settling on the City of Warwick's financial situation - and it's not a pretty picture - there is one fact that emerges abundantly clear: there is a razor-thin margin of error for Mayor Joseph Solomon moving forward. While Solomon more
Runners who are too eager to start the race might risk receiving a false start, which has been extrapolated into the common phrase “jumping the gun,” referring to a runner jumping off their … more
There is broad agreement that single-use plastic bags and other plastic items, such as disposable straws, create environmental hazards and contribute to the pollution of treasured ecosystems and natural resources. In recent years, the Ocean State has more
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