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By HAROLD M. METTS We face unprecedented challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also revealed the alarming disparities faced by our most vulnerable populations. The old adage remains true: "e;When the economy gets a cold, the Black and Brown more
To the Editor, Why you are already a socialist. You can't help, it. You are a system of connected and interacting living things that produce what we think of as individuals. That is a cultural artifact, not a truth. We exist because of a vast 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
After more than two months of pandemic-induced stasis, we seem to be at a crucial crossroads regarding Gov. Gina Raimondo's handling of the coronavirus crisis - one that will have long-term implications for every facet of our state as we know it, for more
The bay beckons. I saw it Saturday when powering out of Warwick Cove, and there was a parade of incoming vessels in the wake of a sailboat under power. It looked and felt like mid-July and all thoughts and worries of COVID-19 were blown away by the warm 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
A family-friendly version of a much more vulgar saying would go something like this - "e;Opinions are like kidneys, everybody's got at least one."e; This is why it was particularly shocking to see that Rhode Island's largest newspaper will no longer run 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
To the Editor, Our plates are full, friends. People are sad that distant learning will continue in many states for the remainder of the school year. Our empathy is strong for every graduating senior who will quietly receive a mailed diploma rather than more
To the Editor: For 66 years, I have cherished the time I spend in Newport every summer and at various times throughout the year. I am saddened that the 2020 Newport Jazz and Folk festivals have been canceled, but it is, without a doubt, the right thing more
By RAYMOND POWRIE, MD We are in the midst of some particularly unsettling days in an already very unsettling time. Some prediction models of the pandemic suggested that this week would be the apex of the 'surge' in COVID-19 cases for Rhode Island. The more
While it has been a while since life felt normal, Americans aren't exactly aching to go back to pre-coronavirus times just yet. While protests around the country demand for an end to social distancing, the numbers put those people squarely in the more
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