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By REV. HARRY RIX For several days I have been tuning out media coverage of flood victims of Harvey, Irma and Maria. I am sick of hearing about floods. But I watched the DemocracyNow! news broadcast, available online, and could not remove my eyes from more
Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are devastated. Never has an area been so blasted by so much rainfall in such a short amount of time. Houston has received more rainfall than other city across the United States received in one entire more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI We live in a time period where negativity, particularly toward government, has sadly become the norm. It is understandable why the public has a negative view of state government due to various missteps and mistakes that have been more
If your kids have been eyeing fuzzy kittens or boisterous puppies at nearby shelters, you may want to give in to those cries for a family pet. Pets are added responsibilities, but the health benefits … more
By MATT COLLINS, M.D. -- It's about halfway through summer break, which means that most children across Rhode Island have settled into a summer routine. The days are full of sun, fun and delicious treats, but that doesn't mean that a healthy lifestyle more
There is nothing more important than integrity and keeping your word. It is unfortunate that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and his leadership team reneged on a commitment to pass the state budget as negotiated, and did so at more
As President of the Rhode Island State Senate, I have a responsibility to ensure we pass a balanced and sustainable budget for the state of Rhode Island. The budget adopted by the House of Representatives did not protect the more
By LEN CABRAL & STEVEN STYCOS When we moved to Cranston in the mid-1980's, Cranston's population was 95 percent white. Today, 23 percent of Cranston's population is black, Hispanic, Asian, Native American or mixed race, according to the U.S. Census. more
The state’s annual “Clean Energy Industry Report” from the Office of Energy Resources (OER) just came out, and it is once again filled with great news. There are now an incredible 15,000 jobs … more
By ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. KILMARTIN Craig Price. The name alone conjures up visions of a monster, a boogeyman, a serial killer 30 years later. The cause of such visceral reactions are the crimes he committed and the age at which he committed them. more
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