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By DR. NICOLE ALEXANDER-SCOTT At the Department of Health, we believe that health starts in our communities. It starts with the air we breathe, the food we have access to and eat, and the water that we drink. An important part of promoting health in our more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Medical research over the last century or so has made tremendous strides in easing the suffering and prolonging the lives of people afflicted with potentially fatal diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and diabetes. But an actual more
By STEVEN BROWN "e;I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."e; - Allen Ginsberg, "e;Howl"e; "e;I am the Lorax who speaks for the trees, which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please!"e; - Dr. Seuss, "e;The Lorax"e; more
By DR. GLENN MOLLETTE How many individuals will make $137,700 in 2020? This is the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax for this year. This increase will impact about 12 percent of the 171 million workers who are covered under more
By JANE KOSTER One hundred years ago, Carrie Chapman Catt, speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration for the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA), proposed the formation of a league of women voters to finish the fight for women's more
By JUNE S. SPEAKMAN, SUSAN R. DONOVAN, LIANA CASSAR, TERRI CORTVRIEND and LAUREN CARSON In virtually all the predictions of what will be hot in the 2020 General Assembly session, including the Providence Journal's front-page session preview, there has more
By LAURA JAWORSKI With our holiday decorations safely stored away for another year, we've settled in for the winter and returned to our routines of work, school and hobbies. It already seems like so long ago that we were caught up in the frenzy of more
By OSCAR K. SHELTON As a former personnel director for the City of Warwick, I read with great interest Ken Block's commentary on the ratification and adoption of union contracts in Warwick that appeared in the Providence Journal on January 5, 2020. For more
Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
By ERIN O'BRIEN It must be closely ranked with the days before the deadline for filing income taxes, the day to take down the Christmas tree. It has filled an empty space and our senses with its presence. It's been a hiding place (and source of constant more
By LIANA CASSAR and TERRI CORTVRIEND A good education should be a right for Rhode Island's children. And while our state has a checkered record of delivering on this responsibility, we firmly believe that Rhode Island has what it takes to identify the more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
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