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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
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
To the Editor: A home-grown, well-respected, fine "e;gentleman farmer,"e; patriarch of a large and loving family, astute businessman, and "e;gentle giant"e; of a human being and citizen has left us for more peaceful pastures and smoother roads. John Anthony more
To the Editor: The death knell may already have been sounding. President Trump certainly didn't hear it. And, just as important, most of his followers - especially the more rabid ones - refused to admit the frightful music had even been composed. That's more
With a school year steeped in uncertainty and a nationwide election of high consequence bearing down on us in the midst of an historic pandemic - itself an event that continues to elevate multiple societal and economical anxieties with every passing day more
To the Editor: Rhode Island House Speaker Nick Mattiello has been a steadfast champion for pets and people. Speaker Mattiello has consistently supported legislation to protect cats and dogs from cruelty and abuse. Last year he fervently supported the more
To the Editor: After four years of controversy, broken promises, and destruction of woodlands, the City Council voted unanimously to ban medium and large ground-based solar projects in Western Cranston's A-80 residential zone. Small accessory projects more
I must respond to the recent opinion piece on education funding written by one of "e;Mattiello's Minions,"e; Rep. Robert Jacquard, who has lived off Cranston taxpayers as a pensioner, who pays nothing for his healthcare, and who even got his more
As life in a pandemic continues to progress with no real end in sight (outside of a vaccine becoming widely available in a very short period of time), it seems almost a force of cosmic irony that we are experiencing this unprecedented moment of more
To the Editor: Although it isn't on the news, nearly a hundred families seeking safety in the U.S. from violence and persecution have been locked up by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Berks family detention center in Pennsylvania and two more
It's been about two months since a Minneapolis police officer murdered George Floyd. In the weeks that have followed, Rhode Islanders have looked for productive ways to channel our sorrow, our horror, and our anger at a racist criminal more
Despite the unprecedented stress placed on Rhode Island's budget due to the COVID-19 crisis, I am proud the General Assembly has maintained its deep commitment to public education in the supplemental budget recently signed into law. more
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