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Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha said the higher number of shootings in mostly poor parts of Providence is among his top concerns. Asked about how some major categories of crime have climbed, after mostly falling since the mid-1990s, Neronha more
By HERB WEISS As the General Assembly goes into recess until the fall, Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) sees H-5053, to require safety barriers or netting on the three bridges that connect Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to the mainland more
By JONATHAN SHAER The furious reaction of environmental advocates that followed the Rhode Island and Connecticut legislatures' decision not to take up bills on the Transportation Climate Initiative (TCI) was unsurprising. After all, rare is the climate more
By MATT COLLINS The primary care structure in the U.S. is in the midst of an important overhaul. For too long, primary care practices have been paid based on a fee-for-service model, which rewards volume of visits and doesn't allow primary care to more
We all are stories in the making. I write this shortly following the loss of my father-in-law, Henri Arts, who certainly lived a full life during his 92 years. Born in Holland, he lived through German occupation, and left for more
As the state representative from District 58, it is an honor and privilege to represent my hard-working neighbors from Pawtucket. Like many other districts in the urban core, my district is majority-minority and my neighbors and more
The end of Rhode Island's legislative session last week was largely drama-free, with none of the curious sticking points or cross-chamber clashes that have sometimes punctuated the final countdown. It helps, of course, that the state is flush with cash, more
By JASON FURLAN As both a local employer and a health care company, we recognize that our actions and words have a profound impact on the Rhode Island community through the countless people we interact with each day. Our employees, customers, providers more
Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
By ELLIE BEARGEON As the nation prepares to celebrate another Independence Day, there is a lot to be grateful for this year. Thanks to new leadership in Congress, a new vaccine against COVID-19, and front-line American workers, the pandemic death toll is more
The $13.1 billion budget quickly passed last week by Rhode Island's House Finance Committee reflects the consensus-building approach of Speaker Joe Shekarchi. The spending plan continues the aversion of previous state leaders to broad-based tax more
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