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By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY Recently, Gov. McGee was quoted in the Providence Journal. Gov. McGee is absolutely right in his quote, "Now is the time to focus on creating more high quality educational opportunities for all students, not fewer." Unfortunately, more
By BRENDA JACOB When you hear about guns it is generally in the news and involves a horrific crime or tragedy. No one is against gun violence more than a gun owner. First is the sadness we feel for the families living through a tragedy, watching the more
By STEVE ARTHURS Rhode Island small businesses have struggled to get through a historic economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus. We are just now getting to a point where we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. The last thing we need now are more
This is the story of that amazing heifer The Kicker we needed, so hard to decipher Pandemic and hardship with jobs in peril With hope in the closet and masks as apparel  … more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Imagine this: you're a medical assistant and a single parent. You've worked hard to be self-sufficient, even taking the classes needed to obtain your certification. Yet you cannot afford to purchase a home anywhere in Rhode Island. more
Gina Raimondo may one day look back on last week as the time when everything changed. Raimondo has a shiny new high-profile gig as Commerce secretary in the Biden administration, where she'll be involved in everything from the Census and salmon more
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
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