Letters to the editor
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By HAROLD M. METTS We face unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also revealed the alarming disparities faced by our most vulnerable populations. The old adage remains true: "e;When the economy gets a cold, the Black and Brown more
To the Editor, "e;Testing, testing, testing"e; chanted Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a recent Sunday morning gasbag show. Her mantra is echoed by elected officials and public health bureaucrats including our own governor, Gina Raimondo. I keep wondering testing more
To the Editor: The Supreme Court of United States decision allowing religious exemptions for birth control coverage struck me deeply problematic. Why does the Catholic Church hold contraception as immoral when virtually all Catholics in the US use more
To the Editor: Due to COVID-19, my spring plans changed. This month, I was supposed to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in Save the Children Action Network's Advocacy Summit and Hill Day. I was so excited to join hundreds of fellow advocates more
To the Editor: Since March, the daily counts of coronavirus deaths and infections measure our well being. Our health is now unquestionably our top concern. Once the virus is controlled, however, public health must remain our top priority. If the false more
By RAYMOND POWRIE, MD We are in the midst of some particularly unsettling days in an already very unsettling time. Some prediction models of the pandemic suggested that this week would be the apex of the 'surge' in COVID-19 cases for Rhode Island. The more
To the Editor: For 66 years, I have cherished the time I spend in Newport every summer and at various times throughout the year. I am saddened that the 2020 Newport Jazz and Folk festivals have been canceled, but it is, without a doubt, the right thing more
To the Editor: International Women's Day is about celebrating women and lifting them up. Right now, women in low- and middle-income countries are facing a cervical cancer crisis simply because of where they live. But Congress can do something about it. more
To the Editor: This year, being part of a Walk is taking on a whole new meaning. The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research of Alzheimer's and related more
To the Editor, Most of us are disgusted at the sight of a police officer strangling an unarmed black citizen while three other officers look on. Those officers are a disgrace to the uniform they wear. I believe the vast majority of law enforcement men more
To the Editor: House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello continues to work tirelessly to improve our state's economy and has gone out of his way to support Rhode Island businesses. Under his leadership, Rhode Island's tax climate has continued to improve, earning more
My Facebook feed has become an interesting blend of voices over the years. Making friends through my work and travels, it covers a broad spectrum of people, places and opinions. Toward the end of the evening on Saturday, June 6, multiple users from the more
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