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All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
By ANASTASIA P. WILLIAMS As a person of color who's lived in this community a long time, I've seen the consequences of our failed drug policies on not only individuals, but whole families and entire neighborhoods. People of color and low-income more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Failing to heed the research, we have been torturing our students and teachers for two decades. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) created the misconception learning gaps between rich and poor were a problem created by schools. Disciplinarians more
By HANNA GALLO and JOSEPH 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 to reconcile the 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
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 ERIN O'BRIEN The solitary swans had been gone about a week when I wondered who the new tenants in the cove would be. I watched one afternoon as two hawks competed for airspace and the hunting spoils below, but they were just passing through. Suddenly, more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING All kids are capable of learning. In fact, they demonstrate this every day. No matter their abilities, each child is picking up skills, social norms and additional understanding all throughout the day. Much of this is done in the more
By CLAIRE MCWILLIAMS Throughout my 30-year career, I have taught grades K-12 and I've seen how the conversation on how to keep our schools safe has changed. In 1999, when the Columbine students and teachers were murdered, those of us who go to work in 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 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 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
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