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School is back in session. Hopefully you and your child(ren) are off to a good start. While we often hear talk about testing, a rigorous curriculum, standards, and accountability, let's not forget one very important thing-fun. All more
The Ocean State showed again that it is open for business and succeeding at attracting new companies this August. This time it was Finlays, a global leader in food manufacturing that announced a 93,000-square-foot research and more
The fear of going hungry has eased in Rhode Island. The USDA reported this week that the state's food insecurity rate dropped to 11.8 percent, the lowest level since the recession. We should applaud this achievement because fewer Rhode more
In March 2009, we formally adopted an impaired chocolate Labrador with a host of medical problems. With the signing of legal papers, four-year-old Abby met Murray, her elder adoptive canine sibling, who was also a chocolate Labrador. Four more
We all know that law enforcement today faces an ever growing complexity of issues. The challenges they confront are imminent and police officers are expected to protect and serve without error more
Since colonial times, scandals have made Rhode Island the butt of national jokes. Republicans controlled the General Assembly from the 1850s until the “Bloodless Revolution” of 1935. … more
Labor Day has come and gone and many Americans think of it as a well-deserved holiday for workers - and it is. It is also a holiday about workers. This annual observation that dates back to September 5, 1882, is a direct result of more
One of the major accomplishments of Representative Eileen Naughton (District 21-Warwick) has been to boost the economic well being of the state through her major initiative stretching over many years to rebuild the state's shellfish more
Finally, the Democratic Party is fully engaged in calling out and opposing the well-organized misinformation campaign about climate change, funded by conservative philanthropies and fossil fuel corporations in the more
It's mid -August and the stores are bustling with families scrambling to get their school supplies, outfits, and new shoes before the school year begins in just a few short weeks. Children are excitedly trying on sneakers and shoes, more
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