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Each year, doctors find a brain tumor in over 200 Rhode Islanders and a spine tumor in even more. Nonetheless, these potentially devastating tumors can be considered "e;orphan diseases"e; - they afflict relatively few people compared to other medical more
By NEIL D. STEINBERG In these extraordinary times, there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are facing an unrivaled health and economic threat, the long-term effects of which we are more
Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
By HOUSE REPUBLICAN CAUCUS Our General Assembly has abandoned its responsibilities when needed most. The General Assembly needs to do its job: convene committees; oversee and make changes to the state's COVID-19 relief efforts, if necessary; plan for more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global shift in how we function as a society. From quarantine orders, to face masks, to social more
Social distancing, self-quarantine, isolation - the COVID-19 crisis has quickly forced us to bring these concepts into practice. What does it feel like staying in your home for an unknown amount of time? You must remember the "e;I"e; in more
The COVID crisis has separated the real leaders from the rest of the pack. In times when the unknown is the new normal, we need those in government to be on their toes instead of on their heels. Unfortunately, COVID has proven more
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest the areas and populations that were already struggling, since they had the fewest resources for adaptation and safety. We've seen the outsized effects on the poor and on minorities. Another group more
The challenge facing any social movement is converting activism into change. So it will take time to assess the impact of the mass movement that formed in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police almost two weeks ago. Yet more
On February 11, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed legislation, SB 2125, prohibiting health insurers from charging women more for their health insurance. Again. In fact, this legislation has passed more
By MICHAEL W. FAVICCHIO In response to many communications received by all members of the City Council concerning the recently passed budget and now the recent suggestions made by some to defund the Police Department to provide more money for schools I more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports? Now we know. And it isn't fun. No traditional Major League Baseball Opening Days. No professional basketball or hockey playoffs. No Little League or more
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