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In the past three months, Rhode Island has experienced what's possible when we work together across sectors to face dual pandemics - a public health crisis that arose suddenly and a moral crisis that has lasted for hundreds of years, the more
This madness has to stop. Any normal human being watching the life slip out of George Floyd while a Police Officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes would get sick to their … more
By JOHN MARION Depending on your perspective, the presidential preference primary held in Rhode Island on June 2nd was either a smashing success or an utter failure. The truth, however, lies somewhere in between these two extremes, and can teach us an more
More than 40 of the 73 state representatives present for the supplemental budget debate last week didn't utter a single word during that discussion. Whether that's a good way to approve almost $12 billion in spending depends on your viewpoint (more about more
By DANIEL WALL The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown people's lives into upheaval in every possible way. Both health and economic concerns have brought unrest to our people and our institutions. Consequently, when the Cranston City Council passed the city more
By MICHAEL W. FAVICCHIO In response to many communications received by all members of the City Council concerning the recently passed budget and now the recent suggestions made by some to defund the Police Department to provide more money for schools I more
The challenge facing any social movement is converting activism into change. So it will take time to assess the impact of the mass movement that formed in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police almost two weeks ago. Yet more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports? Now we know. And it isn't fun. No traditional Major League Baseball Opening Days. No professional basketball or hockey playoffs. No Little League or more
By PAULA McFARLAND I've lived in the same neighborhood in Cranston for the past 30 years. We bought our starter home in a "e;starter neighborhood"e; designed to be affordable for first-time house buyers. When we bought it, we paid $99,000. Today, most more
In the weeks since the COVID crisis forced Rhode Island’s already struggling economy to functionally close its doors, the Mattiello-led General Assembly has been finding excuses not to … more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe more
By HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS Our General Assembly has abandoned its responsibilities when needed most. The General Assembly needs to do its job: convene committees; oversee and make changes to the state's COVID-19 relief efforts, if necessary; plan for more
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