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By ROBERT CAROTHERS Alan Shawn Feinstein is 88 years old and still one of Rhode Island's most important philanthropists. Much like Andrew Carnegie's libraries, the monuments to Alan's good works are everywhere. Over 180 elementary and secondary schools more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
By MATT COLLINS Recently, I received a call from one of our members. Her daughter, while away at college, had visited an urgent care clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection, or UTI. The member was shocked to receive a bill for $800. How is that more
By COREY McCARTY "e;Gloria"e; is a 78-year-old Rhode Islander. She is a retired teacher on a fixed income who lives alone. She's also living with diabetes. Her doctor is concerned about Gloria's frequently missed appointments and why her blood glucose levels more
By DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT At the Department of Health, we believe that health starts in our communities. It starts with the air we breathe, the food we have access to and eat, and the water that we drink. An important part of promoting health in our more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
By STEVEN BROWN "e;I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."e; - Allen Ginsberg, "e;Howl"e; "e;I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!"e; - Dr. Seuss, "e;The Lorax"e; more
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under more
By JANE KOSTER One hundred years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt, speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), proposed the formation of a league of women voters to finish the fight for women's more
By JUNE S. SPEAKMAN, SUSAN R. DONOVAN, LIANA CASSAR, TERRI CORTVRIEND and LAUREN CARSON In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, including the Providence Journal's front-page session preview, there has more
By LAURA JAWORSKI With our holiday decorations safely stored away for another year, we've settled in for the winter and returned to our routines of work, school and hobbies. It already seems like so long ago that we were caught up in the frenzy of more
Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
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