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Nothing can unify a divided population quite as fast as an exponentially large pothole - right? Whether you're a staunch conservative, a far-left liberal or somewhere in between, we can all share common animosity towards the familiar experience of seeing more
Legislation before the Rhode Island General Assembly would take a swipe at both newspapers and transparency in government - two things that are intrinsically linked. House Bill 6375 and Senate Bill 916 seek to override any state laws that require more
By officially signing into law the permanent continuation of the Rhode Island Promise scholarship program that former Gov. Gina Raimondo began back in 2017, lawmakers and current Gov. Dan McKee have done right by the young students of Rhode Island in more
Almost as certain as the mid-May pollen numbers climbing, entering the home stretch of the legislative year in Rhode Island means yet another debate over a series of bills that could potentially alter the field of collective bargaining agreements in the more
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
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