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By SARAH R. BRATKO People coming to the RI Hospitality Association's office will oftentimes be met at the door by my small, 10 year old rescue dog, Aiden. He spends most of his day sitting on a chair, occasionally taking a tour around our pet-friendly more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Several years ago, Rhode Island adopted a rigorous, innovative procedure to appoint its judges based on merit. This rigorous process is called the Judicial Nominating Process. The Judicial Nominating Commission was established more
By ALLAN FUNG Mayor of Cranston Rhode Islanders recognize that Gov. Gina Raimondo's continued diversion of millions from our 9-1-1 emergency system to help fill the state's abyssal structural deficit is just plain wrong. This practice has come with more
By TIMOTHY KEPHART In many U.S. cities, the writing is on the walls - graffiti vandalism, that is, creating expensive eyesores that are difficult to prevent and damaging to an area's image. A U.S. Justice Department study found that graffiti discourages more
By SENATOR JAMES C. SHEEHAN In October 2017, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported that dozens of women accused Harvey Weinstein, renowned movie producer, of sexual abuse and misconduct over a period of at least 30 years. This scandal sparked more
By U.S. SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from withdrawal because the mother is grappling with addiction. These children are heartbreaking victims of an opioid crisis that has taken brutal hold of communities across more
By DAVID BOUCHARD I walk my neighborhood each and every day. Rain, snow, sleet, cold, heat, it doesn't matter, I walk. So, I appreciate a good fitting pair of shoes. I see my neighbors almost every day as I walk. They honk, wave, smile, and say hello. more
Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive … more
Michael Ian Black, whose bio line says he’s “a comedian, actor and author,” recently published an essay in the New York Times that attempted to shift some of the blame for school shootings away … more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The gospels of Matthew and Mark identify the place where Jesus prayed shortly before his betrayal by Judas and then later his trial and crucifixion as Gethsemane. Jesus was accompanied by three of his followers, Peter, John and James, more
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