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For weeks now, Rhode Islanders - like people across the globe - have warily monitored the spread of the novel coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19. It has been at times difficult to gauge the true seriousness or potential impact of the virus, which more
An open letter to a police officer I am a white woman, with a brother in uniform. Yet now, when I see you, I am afraid. Are you complicit in acts of police brutality? Are you a violent offender protected by a uniform, a culture, and a system so 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
It's not just about you. We teach this lesson to children when they first arrive at the age of reasoning - once they're beyond the wholly dependent years of infancy and the starry-eyed toddler years where every day in their little shoes is just that: a more
Reportedly frustrated over media coverage of his being spirited into a bunker at the White House on Friday night as protests broke out in the nation's capital, Donald Trump on Monday decided he needed to put on a show. Trump arranged for heavily armed more
The fate of a fractured country hangs in the balance - with those on either side of the fissure pointing fingers at the other side and espousing them responsible for the rift. Bad blood that has simmered for decades once again boils over into widespread more
Suicide is a topic that, for various reasons, very few people feel like approaching or discussing. Perhaps that hesitation comes from the harsh reminder of reality that acts of suicide force us all to recognize - that life is fragile and can be here one more
In the ongoing battle between our society and a thoughtless, tireless virus, we are finding more and more as time goes on that human beings themselves may be a more formidable opponent than the actual disease we're fighting against. Recent incidents of more
I can't say when I met Vera Crenca for a first time, but it had to be more than 50 years ago. She was the gatekeeper to then Mayor Philip W. Noel and the one I needed to speak with if I was going to talk to him. She always wore a smile, and there was more
We are all, together, in the midst of a rapidly evolving and deeply concerning situation. Day-to-day life is being disrupted in unprecedented ways. Every person, every institution, every business and every organization across our state is struggling with more
In the midst of what is rapidly becoming one of the most notorious periods in modern world history, the ongoing pandemic caused by COVID-19 continues to challenge every aspect of our society. Cases of the virus in Rhode Island increased by 50 percent more
As the COVID-19 pandemic and Rhode Island's initial phases of reopening continue, opinions about how to handle the long work of repairing our shattered economy - where the unemployment rate just eclipsed 17 percent in the state, bad enough for more
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