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By REP. NICHOLAS A. MATTIELLO It seems that every generation has its own epidemic to battle. But unlike polio or cholera, the tragic epidemic of our time is one of our own making. Responsible for an estimated 115 deaths every day, the opioid epidemic is 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
By JEREMY GREENBERG As the college Class of 2018 ventures out into the working world, many of them will choose to work for themselves, or at least entertain the thought. A variety of factors - less security in the traditional job market, more innovation 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 EMILY WHITE and BETH CRONIN She came into the Emergency Room alone, wild eyed with fear. When the painful contractions came she would moan and cry, asking for pain medication. This went on for hours and all we could offer her were words of 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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