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As schools in Rhode Island will remain closed until at least April 3 due to the state's efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, this week saw the beginning of the first widespread distance learning plans in state history - as students, parents and 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
It was dubbed the "e;Stop Guilt by Accusation Act"e; - a piece of legislation submitted at the General Assembly by a group of four state senators. The response was swift, particularly on Twitter, from local members of the media. "e;I have no words,"e; Linda more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Locally, the new year began with a chilling story - one involving the murder of a Pawtucket woman with a weapon rarely encountered by law enforcement. Cheryl Smith, 54, was rushed to the hospital Jan. 1 after being shot multiple times at her home. Soon more
The impending presidential election has drawn much of the attention, but the arrival of 2020 brings the countdown to another major national event - one with significant long-term implications for the Ocean State. In the weeks ahead, the U.S. Census more
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