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To the Editor: My name is Donna Wheaton and I am in need of a kidney transplant. I had a transplant 17 years ago. Unfortunately, my kidney is failing once again and I am in need of another transplant. I am a mother of a 28-year-old daughter, Ashley, and more
By NICHOLAS MATTIELLO Curbing the opioid epidemic is one of the most significant public health challenges facing Rhode Island and the nation today. A Washington Post investigation recently reported that Rhode Island was one of the first places in the more
By JESSICA DAVID Opportunity Zones, a new and very different type of incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are getting a lot of attention nationally and locally. This new incentive is intended to encourage private investment, and more
In this space last week, we addressed the scourges of sexual assault and harassment, lauding U.S. Sen. Martha McSally - who represents Arizona but has roots in Rhode Island - for sharing her experience as a survivor of rape. The days since have put a new more
To the Editor: Climate change is happening here and now - and as a young person, I'm terrified. I'm 20 years old and am afraid for the kind of world I will grow into and the world that my children will have to face in 2100 and beyond. I'm concerned about more
By STEVEN FRIAS An old adage is to avoid discussing politics and religion. A debate on abortion usually entangles both politics and religion, which is why even politicians may try to avoid it. Therefore, some were surprised when for the first time in a more
By MERI R. KENNEDY Citizens Police Academy The Cranston Police Department is now accepting applications for its Citizens Police Academy. In order to be considered, applicants must be at least 18 years old and complete the electronic registration form on more
To the Editor:There have been many “black days” in our country’s history but Monday, February 26, 2019 is the darkest ever. On that day, the U.S. Senate considered a bill that would … more
In recent years, the scourges of sexual assault and harassment have finally been brought to the forefront of public discourse. A culture that has long been permissive of such misdeeds and misbehavior - and provided far too little in terms of recourse and more
To the Editor: The great loss of the Rossi family business Phred's Drug is just that, a great loss. Coming from my point of view, it's a great loss to the community as well. Thank you, everybody, that made your business what it was. On a personal note, more
By JAKE STEINFELD Obesity is the single greatest threat to American children. As a result, experts fear that this generation of kids may be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. So, how bad is it? Today, obesity accounts for more than 1 in more
To the Editor: On Tuesday, March 5, the House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to meet for a vote on House Bill 5125. Their vote will determine if, finally and at last, a bill protecting Rhode Island women's reproductive rights will be brought to the more
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