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In crisis, there is opportunity
The news about the news business is bleak.
Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
| August 27, 2008
The failure of ‘tough-on-crime’ tactics
It was after midnight, and Dawn Jacques lay sleepless in her cell at the Adult Correctional Institutions, shuddering. Bathed in sweat, she stared at the ceiling for hours until it blurred.
Left untreated, drug addicts pose greater costs for everyone else
| May 08, 2008
Clampdown at the Providence Police Department
At age 42, former Providence Police sergeant Steven Petrella has the look of a besieged man.
Esserman imposes tougher standards, but some cops cite inconsistent discipline
| October 31, 2007
Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be
Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
| August 22, 2007
Who’s afraid of medical marijuana?
Two hits of marijuana in the morning, and two in the evening before he goes to sleep.
Opponents’ fears go unrealized with the impementation of rhode island’s law
| May 02, 2007
Champions of the status quo
Although the flameout in April of Matt Brown’s US Senate bid was the most prominent example, he’s hardly been the only Rhode Island candidate to run into a campaign finance-related hassle this year.
Protecting incumbents takes precedence over a reform that could diminish the influence of money in Rhode Island politics
| July 26, 2006
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