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By U.S. SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from withdrawal because the mother is grappling with addiction. These children are heartbreaking victims of an opioid crisis that has taken brutal hold of communities across more
Once again we enter a new year looking to close the learning gaps between richer and poorer students. James Kadamus, in his commentary “Time for governor to improve … more
Tom Morgan, a reporter who covered Warwick and the West Bay for the Providence Journal in the 1970s, died last week in Providence.  He was often called “a reporter’s reporter,” which meant … more
By TIMOTHY KEPHART In many U.S. cities, the writing is on the walls - graffiti vandalism, that is, creating expensive eyesores that are difficult to prevent and damaging to an area's image. A U.S. Justice Department study found that graffiti discourages more
By GARY SASSE When asked about his accomplishments, the legendary football coach Ara Parseghian said, A good coach will make his players what they can be rather than what they are." This comment has a particular relevance for Rhode Island as the state" more
Seventy percent of jobs in Rhode Island require more training and education than a high school diploma alone, yet only 45 percent of Rhode Islanders have any type of college degree. As the states education more
In early March, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging again put the spotlight on common fraud schemes directed at America’s seniors at a panel hearing, “Stopping Senior Scams.” … more
Adults often complain they are “stressed out.” Increasingly, statistics show, American children are stressed out as well, and the effects on their health, emotional state, and cognitive … more
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