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By HOUSE SPEAKER K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Sixty years ago, up the road in Boston, President Kennedy gave farewell remarks to his home state before assuming the presidency. Those remarks still guide public servants well. He challenged those of us entrusted more
By JAMES SHEEHAN Governor Gina Raimondo has made in-person learning a top priority for Rhode Island's school children during the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor knows that the educational outcomes, social-emotional health, and well-being of students more
By REP. DEBORAH RUGGIERO If "e;2020"e; was a movie, I would not recommend it! Avoid it. Fast forward. It's been harder for some to watch and experience than others. We are all tired of this pandemic, but for many working families in our community it's been a more
By BARBARA ANN FENTON-FUNG While medical professionals stare down round two of our COVID nightmare, the arrival of a vaccine in Rhode Island is like the bright star on top of our trees this holiday season. Indeed it is a beacon of hope for so many whose more
By YVONNE WOLNY Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a tremendous focus on following guidelines to safeguard your health while also recognizing the importance of not putting off routine care in order to maintain good health. Total health is more
By MICHAEL FARINA For those that do not know, I was diagnosed with COVID-19. It has been about 15 days since I first had symptoms. Just a minor cough and some lingering congestion but I am almost over it. I can honestly tell you it was the sickest I have more
By KIM KECK Rhode Island is unique on many levels, especially when it comes to health care. Leaders from across the health care spectrum have joined during the past several years with the shared aim of transforming the healthcare ecosystem and improving more
By JONATHAN STONE Election season will not be over in Rhode Island on November 3. After the presidential election, the R.I. General Assembly is expected to reconvene to address major, unfinished state business: the adoption of the 2021 budget and the more
By DEBORAH RUGGIERO What is your plan for voting in this November's election? I'm not asking IF you are voting (it's your civic duty), or for whom (that's your choice), but HOW are you voting? There are now three ways to vote in Rhode Island: You can more
By DR. PETER S. NAKHLA During the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many doctors' offices and health care facilities were postponing appointments, elective surgeries and any care that was not related to COVID-19 or considered an emergency. Those more
By GARY SASSE As the GOP gathers for its 42nd quadrennial national convention (albeit virtual) questions are being asked about the Party's future. Are the changes President Trump brought to the Party sustainable, and what will the Republican Party be more
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