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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
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
By JUNE S. SPEAKMAN, SUSAN R. DONOVAN, LIANA CASSAR, TERRI CORTVRIEND and LAUREN CARSON In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, including the Providence Journal's front-page session preview, there has 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
By LAURA JAWORSKI With our holiday decorations safely stored away for another year, we've settled in for the winter and returned to our routines of work, school and hobbies. It already seems like so long ago that we were caught up in the frenzy of more
To the Editor: In a recent literary article, the following was cited, "e;Woe to THOSE who call evil good, and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness."e; The reader probably has no idea of the source of that citation but it is certain more
Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
To the Editor: I believe most supporters of the Second Amendment agree with Attorney General Peter Nehrona that mentally disturbed individuals should not be able to buy or possess a firearm. The recent tragic shooting at an assisted living facility in more
By LIANA CASSAR and TERRI CORTVRIEND A good education should be a right for Rhode Island's children. And while our state has a checkered record of delivering on this responsibility, we firmly believe that Rhode Island has what it takes to identify the 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
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
By ROBERT CHARLES Have you ever thought about it? America's entire way of life depends on honor. You may not think so, but it is a fact. Absent self-respect, respect for others, a sense of perspective on one's place in society, history and the civic more
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