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We've written in this space previously regarding what's at stake for Rhode Island in this year's Census. Ensuring a full accounting of our state's population will be vital in determining whether, as projected, we lose a seat in the U.S. House of more
By DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT At the Department of Health, we believe that health starts in our communities. It starts with the air we breathe, the food we have access to and eat, and the water that we drink. An important part of promoting health in our more
To the Editor: On January 28, President Trump and President Netanyahu unveiled the so-called Trump Peace Plan entitled "e;Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People."e; The plan claims to provide for a two state more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
By STEVEN BROWN "e;I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."e; - Allen Ginsberg, "e;Howl"e; "e;I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!"e; - Dr. Seuss, "e;The Lorax"e; more
The Rhode Island state legislature is taking steps toward effective gun control, but there's still a long way to go. Last month the Senate overwhelmingly approved bans on 3-D-printed and ghost guns. The latter, according to the Giffords Law Center to more
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under more
To the Editor: Near the conclusion of last week's Educational Visioning Workshop, the consultant asked each participant to write two words describing the future of education in Warwick. The reoccurring workshop themes that stood out to me were more
To the Editor: On behalf of the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island and the individuals and families we serve, we feel compelled to respond to President Trump's statement regarding brain injury when addressing reporters in Switzerland last more
Low-number license plates are famously - or perhaps infamously - prized in Rhode Island. So, too, are the special plates available to some public officials, such as members of the General Assembly. That such status symbols are coveted is not unique to 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
By HERB WEISS Just before the upcoming 2020 Iowa Democratic Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3, 2020, six of the 12 remaining Democrats presidential candidates came to Drake University in Des Moines on Jan. 14, 2020 to debate. While these candidates touted their more
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