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None of the state's five general offices will be on the ballot in November, but Rhode Islanders will still have a number of important local races to watch. In Warwick, Mayor Joseph Solomon will seek a second full term in office after succeeding Scott 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
We've written in this space previously regarding what's at stake for Rhode Island in this year's Census. Ensuring a full accounting of our state's population will be vital in determining whether, as projected, we lose a seat in the U.S. House of more
It often takes a crisis for us to see what we're really made of. Whether it's a financial crisis that makes us put our heads together and scrape out a budget that will prolong operations for another year, or a crisis of leadership that causes somebody to 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
Nobody can foresee what the future holds, but those most interested in what the state of education should look like in the coming years and decades in Warwick - the residents, parents and school personnel who have a stake in that future - will at least more
Low-number license plates are famously - or perhaps infamously - prized in Rhode Island. So, too, are the special plates available to some public officials, such as members of the General Assembly. That such status symbols are coveted is not unique to more
The old adage goes - in all of its cheeky, grammatical incorrectness - "e;There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."e; It's why a colorful, blinking ad on your computer screen promising you a free iPad will give you a computer virus instead. It's why a more
The figures involved suggest the move is largely symbolic, but its significance should not be understated. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner last week announced that the State Investment Commission has approved his plan to end pension fund investments in more
It's hard to argue with the notion that teachers and students both need to show up to class in order for a quality educational environment to be established. With this in mind, it is consistently troubling to review numbers that emerge year to year more
You may have heard this one before. Stories deep within the Beacon Communications archives, some years old, discuss a measure that Rhode Island has bounced around for one legislative session after another. Former Cranston candidate for state more
It can be easy for an abstract concept - like time - to become lost on people. As we enter the third decade of the 2000s, this can become increasingly disorientating. How could it already be 20 years ago that we watched the ball drop on a new millennium? more
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