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By BARBARA ANN FENTON-FUNG As 2021's celebration of Women's History Month kicks off, it's time to take pride in all of the glass ceilings we've shattered in the past year. No longer are we preoccupied with fitting into glass slippers, but instead more
By BRIAN C. NEWBERRY Speaker Shekarchi recently held a press conference in which he correctly made affordable housing a top legislative priority. Whether the legislature has a grasp of the real issues remains to be seen. The principle problem with more
By SANDRA CANO and ANA B. QUEZADA Providing access to a quality public education is a primary responsibility of policymakers and elected officials. All children are entitled to a quality education no matter their race, socioeconomic status, or zip code. more
There's little doubt that Gov. Gina Raimondo will be confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Commerce secretary. But when that happens is a big question. For devotees of Rhode Island politics, the slow-motion transition between Raimondo and Lt. Gov. Dan McKee more
By REP. TERRI CORTVRIEND Now that President Biden, who campaigned on climate action, is in the White House, we are closer than ever to passing long-needed federal legislation to address our worsening climate crisis. But while President Biden and the new more
By SUSAN R. DONOVAN and KELLY NEVINS March 24 is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. This is based on all full-time working women compared to men in the U.S. Other dates further more
By Edward T. Cardillo Jr. As the new representative in House District 42, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the proposal for a major land development on Hartford Avenue. Many constituents have reached out to me with their concerns regarding more
By DOMINICK J. RUGGERIO and CHRISTOPHER CALLACI We all want to see our community hospitals succeed. They employ Rhode Islanders and provide vital services. Unfortunately, our recent experiences in Rhode Island lead us to believe that the for-profit more
By SARAH EDWARDS When I tell people I am in recovery, they are usually shocked or don't believe me because I don't "e;look"e; like someone who has used drugs before. To which I respond: What is someone in recovery supposed to look like? Unfortunately, many more
By TALIA POLICELLI As President Joe Biden rejects the toxic mythmaking of the Trump era and reinstates fact-based governance, Rhode Island will be doing its part. Washington is about to receive a double dose of old-fashioned Rhode Island common sense. more
By REP. CARLOS E. TOBON In a few days our governor will most likely be confirmed as the next Secretary of Commerce. Right now, she is one of 50 governors and after her confirmation she will be one of 15 members of President Biden's cabinet. The odds of more
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