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By Harold Pease, Ph.D The federal government desperately needs to diet. Much of our spending is constitutionally dubious and it is immoral to pass our national debt, now exceeding $21 trillion, to our yet unborn children. We need to return to more
By GINA RAIMONDO Four years ago Rhode Island had the highest unemployment in the nation. Today, the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 20 years and the number of jobs in the state are near an all-time high. Simply put, we're bringing real, more
By SENATOR SHELDON “The past few weeks have been doubly difficult,” she wrote. As a United States Senator, Rhode Islanders write to me every day weighing in on different policies debated … more
By JAKE STEINFELD Obesity is the single greatest threat to American children. As a result, experts fear that this generation of kids may be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. So, how bad is it? Today, obesity accounts for more than 1 in more
Just days ago, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held an afternoon hearing in the Senate Dirksen Office Building to alert Congress to appalling stories gathered across the nation regarding … more
By AARON REGUNBERG More and more often, community and faith leaders have begun referring to climate change as the existential threat of our time" - language the scientific community has used for decades. What does being "the existential threat" mean? It" more
By TOM MEZZANOTTE More disappointing news for RI Sport fans - the loss of the Pawtucket Red Sox. I have followed the saga surrounding the efforts of many to keep the PawSox in Rhode Island. Would the state be at risk? Should the owners pay more? What a more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By JOHN A. JACKSON As I look back on my 46-year involvement with this school that I have loved since I was a 14-year-old freshman in 1967, my heart is filled with gratitude. Bishop Hendricken has changed thousands of young men's lives for the better, more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Top of the first, Jonesy was looking for a signal. Runners on first and second. A passed ball -both runners advance. Now first was open so a double play wasn't a concern. With two on and one out, he could be looking for a squeeze bunt more
By SMITA WADHWANI Taking care of an aging parent or loved one is an extremely meaningful and important role. However, it is widely known that caregiving duties can take up a significant part of a person's life. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more
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