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President Donald Trump bragged at his re-election kickoff rally in Orlando that, thanks to his leadership, the wages of American workers “are rising at the fastest rate in many … more
By MICHAEL SEPE The economic development plan to keep IGT and over 1,000 workers here in Rhode Island is vitally important to continuing the progress our state has made building a technology and innovation economy. I want to tell my community the story more
By MAX RICHTMAN It's no secret that American workers face a major - and very real - retirement crisis. Wealth inequality and workplace changes have all but kicked-out two of the legs of the traditional retirement stool: pensions and private savings - more
By RIVERA SUN Change doesn't happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of more
By H. PHILIP WEST JR. Edward Achorn came to the Providence Journal 20 years ago. He soon joined the public clamor for constitutional separation of powers - the cornerstone of American government that the General Assembly had resisted since the 1840s. His more
By MORRIS M. BOCHNER As a retired director of facilities and transportation, I get frustrated to hear of buildings in deplorable structural and visual repair in Providence. These concerns, which did not happen all at once, are a product of neglect due to more
By Sen. HANNA M. GALLO and Rep. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA The most difficult part of being a lawmaker is taking all the input you receive on many different issues and correlating it all into a sound public policy. When that issue is education, where you have more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY It's a long trek. The privileged are given a 10-yard lead over the underprivileged. After six hours, both groups have covered the same distance, but the privileged group is still 10 yards ahead. This goes on day after day. The more
The scores were unacceptable. Something needed to be done to fix the schools. Rhode Island? Yes, based on the second year of administering the RICAS. Massachusetts? Yes, based on the first years of the MCAS. As an educator working in more
By DR. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE and MACKY McCLEARY Decades after the Cold War, the risk of nuclear war is again a serious concern. Russian President Putin and others have stated that the prospect of a nuclear war is higher now than it has been in decades. more
By SABRINA PEREIRA Rhode Island is facing a climate crisis. Since 1956, Providence's sea level has risen approximately five inches, and scientists now predict that over the next 16 years levels will continue to rise another six inches, at a more rapid more
By SAMUEL ZWETCHKENBAUM Dozens of research studies have proven the safety and benefits of drinking water fluoridation. For decades, people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. It has kept people's teeth strong and more
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