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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
By GARY SASSE After inciting an unprecedented attack on the nation's Capitol, the Trump presidency is ending as a tragedy with the Republican Party at the brink of a civil war. The timing could not be worse because the 2022 campaign may be a pivotal more
By REP. EVAN P. SHANLEY The assault on the U.S. Capitol has left many of us in shock. The revelation that one of our own state legislators attended the protest in Washington has some calling for his resignation. The demand for justice and the desire to more
By REP. JASON KNIGHT Like you, I have watched with increasing alarm the escalation of rhetoric by the president and those who are pushing the "e;stop-the-steal"e; lie. I realize that our democracy is often a messy affair. I know that the right of free speech more
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
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