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The view from the throne

We think we're turning Japanese, we think we're turning Japanese, we really think so. The Japanese have a tremendous obsession with toilets. But the Narragansett Bay Commission, which oversees treatment of metropolitan Providence's sewage, are getting
Toilet humor; They do? They don't?; The GOP is ont he clock; Dubya returns
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2010

World Toilet Day: The art of the flush

Most people sit on their toilets. Some people paint them — for a good cause.
Public Works Dept.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  November 12, 2010

Exploring Providence's real underground

Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
Photographer Peter Goldberg documents the subterranean world of the Combined Sewage Overflow project
By  |  November 12, 2008

Are you paying too much for your heating bill?

As winter approaches and energy prices rise worldwide, Rhode Islanders will wince when they open their monthly bills for electricity and natural gas.
Critics charge that lax regulation is inflating utility costs in Rhode Island
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  September 10, 2008

Looking out for the public interest

Lopes has steadily ramped up her efforts in the time since, focusing on such perennial Common Cause topics as open records, voting integrity, campaign-finance-reform and separation of powers.
Christine Lopes leads the charge at Common Cause of RI
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 16, 2008

A force for change

Arriving in 1988 as the corrupt misdeeds of then-Governor Edward DiPrete were bursting into public view, H. Philip West Jr. picked an opportune time to take the helm of Common Cause of Rhode Island.
Phil West bids farewell after an eventful 18 years at common cause
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 21, 2006


Tortured logic

Back in 1993, US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York wrote a famous essay, entitled “Defining Deviancy Down,” for the American Scholar .
The Bushies persist in trying to justify self-defeating behavior
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  September 20, 2006