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For all the changes Rhode Island has experienced in recent decades, its overall population has remained roughly the same for some time. Indeed, since the 1970s, the Ocean State has been home to approximately 1 million people. That population has, more
To the Editor: I just finished reading the newspaper from last week and think that I am finally understanding the situation. Mayor Solomon has been running all over the city saying that the surplus is not what he was told it would be. The insinuation is more
By KEN MANCUSO Let's change the name of our state to Las Vegas Rhode Island. We have two casinos, and now sports betting at the casinos as well as online. This will increase gambling addiction and family problems, in my opinion. Young adults from 18 to more
No matter how you cut it, this year's budget process is going to sting. The city faces what Mayor Joseph Solomon has advertised as a $7.4 million deficit for the end of this fiscal year, which ends on June 30, and projects a budgetary shortfall as high more
To the Editor: When I was young, I made a decision that would change my life forever: I picked up my first cigarette. It was only a matter of time before it became an addiction. Unfortunately, this was just what Big Tobacco wanted - that was 41 years ago more
Evergreen contracts. Binding arbitration. Expanded overtime for firefighters. We're only three months into the General Assembly's legislative session, and we're already seeing the return of these perennial special interest bills for public sector more
It can be wonderful when the tide changes. Suddenly, what was impossible seems remotely achievable, and then with time and a combination of things - some might call it luck, and others may attribute it to the correct decisions, even skill - it is within more
Rhode Islanders remember all too well the disastrous effects of financial crisis of 2008 and subsequent Great Recession. The extraordinarily difficult fiscal climate of the late 2000s and early 2010s upended countless lives. Millions were put out of more
By NELLIE GORBEA As Rhode Island's Secretary of State, I am constantly working to improve access to the ballot box and protect the integrity of every vote. These are not just core goals of my office - they are fundamental to our democracy and critically more
To the Editor: In the near future the most recent financial audit commissioned by the Warwick City Council will be ready for presentation. The docketing of this report is likely sooner than later. Warwick is entering the budget season and this more
To the Editor: What does being a kid stand for, or even really mean in today's world? When I was a kid (born in 1990) it meant going outside for fresh air and friends. As soon as the school bus would drop my sister and I off at home our backpacks hit the more
All too often it takes a major tragedy to occur before people start paying attention to issues or organizations responsible for those tragedies strive to make changes to prevent such incidents from happening in the first place. In the case of the Rhode more
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