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The stunning demise of gay marriage
This was supposed to be the year.
Two questions for advocates: What happened? What next?
| May 06, 2011
Will the Catholic Church kill gay marriage?
Rhode Island’s gay marriage moment has finally arrived. And the Catholic Church just might kill it.
Inside the high-stakes battle over same-sex nuptials in Rhode Island
| February 25, 2011
An education funding formula, hailed as a breakthrough, faces its critics
For years, Rhode Island was one of just two states in the union without a funding formula for its public schools. And then, for a time, it was the only state with that dubious dis-tinction.
| June 25, 2010
How Rhode Island can eliminate homelessness
Making it a reality is a matter of political will.
The concept is as simple as it is radical: give the homeless a place to live, with no strings attached
| May 14, 2010
State House status
Rhode Island voters, for all their supposed insularity, are an increasingly progressive bunch.
In a purportedly liberal state, the Rhode Island General Assembly has a stubbornly conservative bent. But can progressive politics make a dent in 2010?
| August 14, 2009
A bad development
The most telling thing about this week's report on the R.I. Economic Development Corporation may be how many people didn't want to talk about it
| April 24, 2009
New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer.
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
| April 10, 2009
Rhode Island at a crossroads
Among the hundred young people at a recent State House rally was a 17-year-old high school student, who could find himself in one of two places — either in college or homeless — a year from now.
This year’s budget could signal a major shift in the state’s underlying principles
BRIAN C. JONES
| April 25, 2007
Why are Newporters stuck with paying a toll?
Consider this, Rhode Island, before deciding whether to stick it to Newport.
BRIAN C. JONES
| January 17, 2007
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