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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 BLAKE A. FILIPPI and MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE If government cannot care for the most vulnerable children amongst us, it has little business doing much else. That's why we are genuinely relieved to learn of the sudden addition of 23 child welfare staff more
Care New England is moving forward for a stronger, healthier future. We are committed in our goal of providing Rhode Island with the highest levels of quality, service, and access. more
By LAWRENCE OWENS There are probably people in the world who have said or thought that they never wanted to be rich or who believed that celebrity, fame and fortune would bring more misery than joy. But I can't conceive of anyone ever saying that they more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I like the general idea of having a garden. It's just the gardening that's a little inconvenient. But don't tell our neighbor, Peter. I marvel at the ability of our neighbors who train black-eyed Susans to climb a trellis as their thin more
By KRYSTAL NOISEUX In the past year, recycling has certainly made headlines. Stories of China's outright rejection of trash-laden U.S. recyclables have peppered national news. Our neighbors in Massachusetts have grappled with special permits, allowing 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 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
My wife and I recently had an opportunity to see the Rolling Stones, who paid a visit to Gillette Stadium. Deep into their 70s, having experienced significant wear and tear, they somehow continue to exhibit incredible energy after 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
Let’s face it; we all want to “age in place” in our own homes. As we age and we watch our parents age, walking and climbing stairs can get difficult. Data shows that home renovations – … 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
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