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By SENATOR SHELDON “The past few weeks have been doubly difficult,” she wrote. As a United States Senator, Rhode Islanders write to me every day weighing in on different policies debated … more
By BOB SWEENEY Students will soon be returning to classrooms and our concerns should be to provide a safe and protected environment for their learning experience. Over the past couple of years most of the effort for their safety has been focus on 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 TOM MEZZANOTTE More disappointing news for RI Sport fans - the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox. I have followed the saga surrounding the efforts of many to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island. Would the state be at risk? Should the owners pay more? What a more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
By KEN WAGNER, Ph.D. In Rhode Island, we are changing what it means to graduate ready for college and career success. Next week, Shelby Kosiver starts her senior year of high school at Ponaganset High School, but her resume already looks like that of a more
By SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE As I travel across the state listening to Rhode Islanders during this campaign, I'm often asked which vote I've taken that I'm most proud of. Eight years after I voted to pass the Affordable Care Act, my answer is still the more
On Nov. 29, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released results for students, grades 3-8, on the new state test, The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS). RICAS is the … more
By BOB HOUGHTALING While watching a recent episode of Face the Nation I listened as Senator Ben Sasse spoke of how the digital revolution has impacted our ability to engage with each other. In short, Senator Sasse asserts that one of our country's more
By JOHN LaFORGE It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public's embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest" more
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