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When flashy LA litigator Johnnie Cochran came to Providence after the friendly-fire fatal shooting of Officer Cornel Young back in 2000, Buddy Cianci accused Cochran of trying to sow division. Cliff Monteiro, then the president of the Providence NAACP, more
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She's a VSCO girl, who uses Marco Polo to post a meme while catfishing. I don't blame you if you're confused at this point. I'd be lost, too, if it wasn't for an email that caught my attention. I've learned to steer clear of emails with the names of more
I wonder if times have changed. No question exponential developments in technology keep pushing us further and faster. Artificial intelligence and robots have eliminated jobs and invaded domains, such as writing stories, which seemingly are dependent on more
The bay beckons. I saw it Saturday when powering out of Warwick Cove, and there was a parade of incoming vessels in the wake of a sailboat under power. It looked and felt like mid-July and all thoughts and worries of COVID-19 were blown away by the warm more
I learned the power of the written word Thursday afternoon as I sat with Jody King in his truck in front of the Station Fire Memorial in West Warwick. Jody lost his brother, Tracy, in the nightclub fire that claimed 100 lives. He along with Gina Russo, a more
You rarely see anyone hitchhiking, and if you do it's unlikely you would stop. It wasn't like that when I was in my teens and 20s. Hitchhiking was a respectable form of travel, and if you were driving you returned the favor; you felt guilty if you more
Joe McNamara couldn't look happier Saturday morning. He had good reason to be as people streamed into State Democratic headquarters at 200 Metro Center Boulevard to sign sheets for the party's presidential candidates in order for them to run in the more
By HERB WEISS By April 1, every home across the nation will receive an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency, to participate in the 2020 Census. Once this invitation arrives, it's important for you to immediately answer more
My son, Jack, called from Hong Kong Friday night and gave me a picture of the "e;new norm"e; for a family living in a city of more than 7 million people doing their best to ward off COVID-19. For starters, he's not going anywhere. That's not like Jack. The more
Rhode Island's elected officials face a massive task in balancing Rhode Island's budget while trying to position the state for an economic recovery from the pandemic. "e;Just keeping the lights on, providing basic public services, will itself be a gigantic more
By HERB WEISS Just before the upcoming 2020 Iowa Democratic Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, 2020, six of the 12 remaining Democrats presidential candidates came to Drake University in Des Moines on Jan. 14, 2020 to debate. While these candidates touted their more
Drip.drip.drip. Actually, it was more of a humming sound, but there was no mistake it was water. I stood in the office men's room and wondered what it could be. I had already checked the sinks and toilets in the restrooms. Everything looked fine. The more
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