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By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
By PETER ROTHSTEIN The General Assembly has a unique opportunity this session to pass legislation that is both pro-business and good for the environment. Companion bills pending in the House and Senate (H.5775, S.760) would allow companies to access more
By FRANK A. CICCONE Our society has changed, and the demographics of our population, especially in our schools, are no longer adequately served by the old model of language instruction and education. Our global economy and society requires multi-lingual more
By MADDALENA CIRIGNOTTA Rhode Island Department of Health has once again introduced legislation via Rhode Island lawmakers to legally data mine every person in our state. RIDOH proposes to expand KIDSNET, a mandatory medical tracking system for all more
By DRAKE PATTEN For close to a year, Cranston citizens have spoken clearly and intelligently on the topic of renewable energy in our city. They have engaged in thoughtful, patient dialogue about an ill-devised change to zoning that declared open season more
By LAUREN H. CARSON For several years, I have been working within the General Assembly, and with the Division of Taxation and local municipalities, on efforts to fairly, safely regulate short-term rentals offered by third-party hosting platforms such as more
By JOHN McGOUGH Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant up tick in the number of measles cases. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can even be deadly. But measles is also more
By GEORGE NARDONE Rhode Island is stuck and it is becoming harder to retain our resident tax base, let alone maintain and grow programs and services in our stagnant economy. It is time for the 0.5-percent sales tax cut that was promised by our 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
By Rosetta Desrosiers Although a British Colony, Rhode Island was, for the most part free to sail the seas in search of trade. Thus, many a merchant's wealth was made importing from the Orient goods for which the settlers spent. But England yearned 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 NELLIE GORBEA As Rhode Island's Secretary of State, I am constantly working to improve access to the ballot box and protect the integrity of every vote. These are not just core goals of my office - they are fundamental to our democracy and critically more
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