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Those who hold public office should rightfully be held to a higher standard. All of us are human, and thus flawed. But those who ask for the faith of their fellow citizens, who seek to represent them in the halls of power, are tasked with pursuing and more
Local attention has turned in recent days to the largest IT program in the state's history - and not for reasons Rhode Island leaders would like. The Unified Health Infrastructure Project, or UHIP, a $364-million system to manage benefits such as those more
That this year's presidential campaign would be unusual - and unusually nasty - became evident to most observers some time ago. But in recent days, it has sunk to new levels of corrosiveness and ugliness. The most significant moment of the race thus more
It may have slipped past the radar of many Rhode Islanders, but General Treasurer Seth Magaziner made a major announcement last week. The state will significantly reduce the share of its pension fund portfolio invested in hedge funds, turning instead to more
The home stretch has arrived. Campaign 2016 – a seemingly endless, regrettably joyless and angst-ridden affair – has entered its last 50 days. The presidential contest, of course, has drawn … more
While there has been much debate over how best to approach the problem, Rhode Islanders universally acknowledge the dismal condition of many of our bridges and the need for action to ensure their continued safety and viability. Gov. Gina Raimondo has put more
Most Rhode Islanders know that in recent years, our state has become a significant front in the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic. The story of how we got to this crisis point is now all too … more
It's become an increasingly familiar sight at busy intersections of late - people stationed on medians and at corners, holding handmade signs, seeking money from passers-by. A number of communities, including Providence, Cranston, Warwick, and Johnston, more
It's that time of year again. Just days from now, students in our communities will join millions across the country in returning to the classroom. Recent weeks have seen administrators, teachers and staff making final preparations for the new year and, more
As summer enters its final weeks, our communities have several reasons to celebrate on the sporting front. For the third consecutive year, a Rhode Island team will be representing New England in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. After more
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