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Who has the right to take the life of another, or even their own life?

We received many responses after a recent commentary in support of a bill that seeks to legalize physician-assisted suicide in Rhode Island. Here is a collection of those responses; they have been edited for length and clarity.


House Education Committee members say R.I. bills would harm LGBTQ students

In a microcosm of a national phenomenon, a Rhode Island Republican on Wednesday made the case for “parents rights” legislation while Democratic legislators criticized the proposals as harmful to LGBTQ students.


Listen to the Allman Brothers concert that helped Jimmy Carter become president

Carter wasn’t called the rock ‘n’ roll president for nothing. Here’s a recording of the 1975 Providence concert that helped him raise money for his presidential campaign.


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2 life sentences for man convicted in New Year’s Day killing of mother in Pawtucket

A New York man who shot and killed the mother of his fiancee’s ex-boyfriend in Rhode Island on New Year’s Day in 2020 has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms.


Here are the nominees for the 2023 James Beard awards

A Lynn restaurant competes on the national level, and Greek and Yunnan cuisines are in the spotlight.


R.I. sets dates for First Congressional District special election

The primary will take place Sept. 5 and the general election to fill seat that US Representative David Cicilline is vacating will take place Nov. 7.


🏀 Maybe Kim English should run for Congress

Providence College will introduce the men's basketball coach and new women's coach Erin Batth today, and English is already drawing rave reviews.


Lawyers to make arguments to R.I. Supreme Court about legality of Chariho school committee appointment

With the balance of power on the Chariho regional school committee at stake, a Democrat argues the Richmond Town Council violated the home rule charter in appointing a Republican to a vacant seat.

Somerville startup wants to make period products more accessible

The founders of Egal had an idea: In restrooms, why not distribute period products like toilet paper?


Man who shot at Providence police with AR-15 ghost-gun rifle sentenced to serve decades in prison

Luis Roman, 32, had pleaded guilty in an August 2021 incident in which he fired at police after he assaulted his girlfriend.

Three women’s stories intertwine around a historic fire in ‘Daughters of Nantucket’

Debut author Julie Gerstenblatt discusses fires beyond actual embers.