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In the weeks since the COVID crisis forced Rhode Island’s already struggling economy to functionally close its doors, the Mattiello-led General Assembly has been finding excuses not to … more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe 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
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 ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
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 STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how 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
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an 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
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