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As the COVID-19 pandemic and Rhode Island's initial phases of reopening continue, opinions about how to handle the long work of repairing our shattered economy - where the unemployment rate just eclipsed 17 percent in the state, bad enough for more
Gov. Gina Raimondo on Tuesday shut down all state parks and Massachusetts extended its closure of non-essential businesses until May 4. We're undoubtedly in the midst of the coronavirus frenzy that has defined 2020 and grinded our nation to a halt - more
There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
To the Editor: Due to COVID-19, my spring plans changed. This month, I was supposed to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in Save the Children Action Network's Advocacy Summit and Hill Day. I was so excited to join hundreds of fellow advocates more
By STEVE FRIAS As first reported by WPRI, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello ordered a performance audit of the R.I. Convention Center Authority. The timing of the audit coincided with personnel troubles for James Demers, a longtime friend of Mattiello, more
By PAULA McFARLAND I've lived in the same neighborhood in Cranston for the past 30 years. We bought our starter home in a "e;starter neighborhood"e; designed to be affordable for first-time house buyers. When we bought it, we paid $99,000. Today, most more
Politics has largely taken a back seat to far more pressing concerns in recent weeks as the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, and rightfully so. But this year's elections will have enormous implications, from the national level on down. And given the 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
By JANE KOSTER One hundred years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt, speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), proposed the formation of a league of women voters to finish the fight for women's more
To the Editor: Since March, the daily counts of coronavirus deaths and infections measure our well being. Our health is now unquestionably our top concern. Once the virus is controlled, however, public health must remain our top priority. If the false more
The concept of family has evolved over the years. There are many configurations that provide love and security. I was lucky enough to have been brought up in such an environment. Caring comes in many forms. When those various forms include security 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
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