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By NANCY HOUSTON As my husband and I were taking our daily walk in Roger Williams Park the other day, our route took us past the statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, founder of the U.S. Cavalry. He cut a heroic figure with one arm outstretched, more
Back in 2018, then-House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello downplayed the threat to abortion rights in the U.S., telling The Public's Radio, "Roe v.Wade is not going to be overturned. I think that's a concern that's not rooted in reality." Gov. Dan McKee, more
By ALEXANDRA FRANCISCO The incredible women in our lives deserve more recognition than they get. From bold leaders and family members to entrepreneurs and neighbors - I'm proud to be part of the strong community of women business owners here in Cranston. more
By DR. FRANK D. SANCHEZ This past June leaders in the General Assembly acknowledged the critical role Rhode Island College (RIC) has in shaping the state's workforce. Thanks to Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, along with more
While Gov. Dan McKee retains the advantage of incumbency, recent events show how unexpected events can alter the political landscape. McKee was front and center during Tropical Storm Henri - the first major weather event of his term - and the more
By ROBERT ISENBERG I found the sign by accident. I was on a bike ride anyway, a little jaunt through Roger Williams Park. I reached Park Avenue, like I often do, and waited for the red light. Then I looked up and saw it: a square sign printed in white, more
Your eyes, ears, and teeth are connected to your body - Medicare/Medicaid at 56 - Herb Weiss By HERB WEISS Over 56 years ago, Congress became actively involved in the health insurance business with President Lyndon Johnson signing the Social Security more
By IAN DONNIS Redistricting issue heats up RI One of the first rhetorical shots of the 2022 legislative campaign season was fired last week when some progressives objected to Smith Hill leaders' picks for the General Assembly redistricting commission. more
The data for the redrawing of Rhode Island's General Assembly districts is expected to emerge in late August, setting the stage for separating potential winners and losers in the decennial redistricting process. Redistricting is a kind of political blood more
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
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