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By KATE BREWSTER This Mother’s Day lawmakers can give 53,000 Rhode Island mothers a gift that will be more meaningful than flowers or chocolates. It is the gift of an increase in the state’s … more
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no … more
By CAPT. HOWARD McVAY JR. Rhode Island ’s deep-water ports are a uniquely valuable economic resource, but are underdeveloped and underutilized. Despite the information gathered from nearly … more
Many Rhode Islanders value their local lakes, ponds, and streams, but many may not know about the silent threat that has invaded these freshwater bodies and how they could be potentially … more
Governor Gina Raimondo believes keeping Rhode Island’s state-based health benefits exchange, known as HealthSource RI (HSRI), here in the state is a key component to providing Rhode Islanders with … more
A 2007 campus sexual assault study by the U.S. Department of Justice found that around one in five women are targets of attempted or completed sexual assault while they are college students. That … more
By CURT SPALDING We pulled into a parking lot in downtown Wickford, Rhode Island. A nearby car was parked in three inches of water, and salt water bubbled up through the storm drain. The tide was … more
The issue of legalizing marijuana will soon be heard, once again, at the RI State House. This controversial concern has initiated a number of conversations involving leaders in the medical, legal, … more
It is time for bold new goals and dramatic changes in the way we deliver healthcare in Rhode Island. Today, while the vast majority of Rhode Island residents have healthcare coverage the combined … more
I cannot understand all of the complaining regarding the PARCC Test, Common Core Standards and graduation requirements. I am especially concerned with some ideas promulgated by those who minimize the … more
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