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Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics brought bad news to over 57,000 jobless Rhode Islanders. According to the federal agency, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is the … more
Most talk about school consolidation overlooks the fact that while Warwick’s population has not changed greatly over the last few decades, public school enrollment has plummeted. It is expected … more
Throughout September, Human Rights Watch lobbied the Yemen government to ensure that its new constitution includes robust protections for women. That country has a long history of institutionalized … more
Rhode Island’s General Assembly acted decisively last month on an issue that will produce benefits for motorists for decades to come. Faced with a host of complex and high profile issues, … more
Governor Lincoln Chafee and the General Assembly should be happy that Rhode Island is finally number one in an important statistic. We are the state with the most government benefits, according to a … more
Is there a nexus between poor school achievement, runaway health care costs, and street crime? If yes, is there the possibility of addressing all three through one intervention? There may just be. … more
Earlier this summer, Panamanian authorities seized missile radar systems from a North Korean freighter traveling from Cuba – clear evidence that Pyongyang is continuing its aggressive pursuit of a … more
Sometimes life is so ironic, you can’t make these things up. The name of my company, Taco (an acronym for the Thermal Appliance Company, our original name from the 1920s when my grandfather started … more
Here in the Ocean State, carbon pollution from fossil fuels – mostly from out-of-state sources – is fundamentally affecting the air we breathe, the waters off our shores, and even our … more
The recent spike in overdose deaths caused by heroin has captured the attention of parents, health professionals, law enforcement, many in politics and the media. Already, significant efforts are … more
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