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If you were to go back in time even just five years ago and say that, in 2021, Rhode Island would be unable to pass recreational marijuana legislation into law because there were too many different ideas in favor of the concept (and how to do it more
It seems as though we've been awaiting the coveted "return to normal" from a pandemic-stricken world for years now. And that's because, unbelievably, we have been waiting for over a year. There are reasons to be optimistic about having a "normal" Rhode more
What a difference a year makes. One year ago, Rhode Island was locked down in state-mandated quarantine and non-essential businesses that couldn't operate remotely were closed indefinitely, with no idea when they might be able to re-open - if they could more
We all know the cautionary tale of the oblivious frog being boiled in a pot of water that slowly but steadily rises in temperature. In many ways, affordable housing in Rhode Island has followed that example throughout the years - apart from the fact that more
There was no counting of the rings when she came down, but my guess is that the maple was more than 100 years old. The core to the tree was gone. We were left with a stump, a ring of wood 6 to 8 inches around a hole that dropped 2 feet below the surface more
We feel comfortable making the claim that our community is important to us. We strive to bring you the most relevant and local news each week to keep you better informed and better able to contribute to the community yourself. This commitment has been more
In 1977, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, "The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of more
In the rapidly accelerating debate over charter school expansion in Rhode Island, it has become apparent that we can offer no easy answer to the simple question: Are more charter schools a good thing for students in the state? However, this does not mean more
Touted as the most significant financial relief package passed in American History, the $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan" has already infused millions of Americans with $1,400 stimulus checks, reinforced unemployment insurance benefits until September more
In today's hyper-politicized, ultra-combative and increasingly divided United States of America, a core issue contributing to all three of those worsening conditions seems to be a fundamental disconnect between those who stand on either side of two more
You don't have to be a professional writer to appreciate the poetry of symbolism all around us. And it seems difficult to imagine a time in contemporary history more appropriate to look for deeper meaning in the reality around us than the COVID-19 era more
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