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By KEN WAGNER An open letter to parents: The end of the school year is upon us and students across the state are looking forward to sleeping late, basking in the sunshine, and splashing into swimming pools. Another necessity on that list of summer more
By REP. AARON REGUNBERG Last April, Karen Baldwin lobbied the General Assembly about a new employment benefit law. There is nothing unusual about lobbyists-usually hired guns-in the State House. What was different was this time it was a direct support 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 REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCKI The fact that Boston is on the short list" for the new Amazon headquarters raises the following question for Rhode Island - how can we prepare to benefit if the company does land an hour north of us? This is not a new" more
By AYANA CRICHTON and JODI GRANT Not one penny. That's what President Trump included for after school programs in the budget his administration just proposed for Fiscal Year 2019. It's astonishing, given the enormous value of after school programs and more
By DR. AL PUERINI As Chairman of the Board of Integra Community Care Network, an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) consisting of RI Primary Care Physicians Corporation (RIPCPC), Care New England and South County Health, we have been working closely more
By GARY SASSE A system of checks and balances functions best when people on opposite sides of an issue are capable of compromise. For the last decade, hyper-partisanship, not problem-solving, has characterized American governance. Alice Rivlin, former more
By JUSTIN KATZ Governor Gina Raimondo and the state Commerce Corp. recently announced a major deal with Electric Boat, located in Quonset Point. The private company is going to expand its factory and hire more than 1,300 new employees over a decade. more
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 ROBERT HOUGHTALING America is a work in progress. As an idea, it is beautiful. Concepts like democracy, a free press, fair courts, and the ability to vote are things that other nations admire. In fact, people often dream to come here. With all of this more
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