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Throughout September, Human Rights Watch lobbied the Yemen government to ensure that its new constitution includes robust protections for women. That country has a long history of institutionalized … more
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics brought bad news to over 57,000 jobless Rhode Islanders. According to the federal agency, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is the … more
America is home to 21.2 million veterans – men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country. Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home … more
Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets “soon.” And, reportedly, … more
Today and every day, 56 million Americans try to get by in a condition of chronic pain. That’s more than one of every five adults. Yet in many cases, their suffering is undue. Those with chronic … more
IS OUR SALES TAX TOO NARROW? The Providence Journal’s PolitiFact column published some astonishing figures. In 2011, the most recent year with total statistics available, Rhode Islanders’ total … more
Young Americans may soon experience “sticker shock” when shopping for health insurance. A new survey of insurers estimates that premiums will almost triple for a hypothetical 27-year-old man next … more
On Nov. 11, there were a lot fewer World War II veterans attending the ceremonies honoring them. With a median age of 92, many of these members of “The Greatest Generation” are becoming frail, … more
As students across the state are in the process of taking their NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) tests as part of our system of statewide assessment, the conversation continues about the … more
A SHOW OF FORCE: Col. Marco Palombo came out to …
About 75 residents filled the Cranston High School West auditorium recently for a presentation from Cranston Police and Glen Wood Crime Watch Association, which revealed a drop in break-ins and other … more
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