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To the Editor:Have you heard about the Trump Administration’s latest cruelty against immigrants? One hundred thousand immigrant families with “mixed status” (regarding citizenship) … more
By H. PHILIP WEST JR. Edward Achorn came to the Providence Journal 20 years ago. He soon joined the public clamor for constitutional separation of powers - the cornerstone of American government that the General Assembly had resisted since the 1840s. His more
On the cusp of the Fourth of July, the attention of most Rhode Islanders is likely focused on planning for vacations, beach days, cookouts or other outdoor adventures. Anyone tuned into the news on Monday, however, became aware of the latest development more
To the Editor: Astute: adjective having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations, intelligent, brilliant. Several years ago I was in Dave's market and a women overheard a conversation I was having with my daughter and said to me she is quite more
Everyone knows everyone in Rhode Island. That, of course, is an exaggeration. But the essential point of the maxim is true. In a state as small as ours, the degrees of separation between people and communities are typically far smaller than in other more
By STEVEN FRIAS Rhode Island is a unique state with unusual scandals. Last week, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello declared he did not know what to cut in Rhode Island's $9.97 billion state budget. Shortly afterwards, it was revealed that buried in next more
To the Editor: As a mother of two Warwick public school students, it is so disheartening and frustrating to see all that is going on with the education system. I am a graduate of the Warwick school system - attending Greenwood, Winman, and Toll Gate. I more
To All of Warwick's Political Leaders: What are the politicians doing to this once fine city? Having lived here since 1958, I have not seen the problems we're facing prior to this year. When one is elected to a political office; i.e., City Council, more
By PETER ROTHSTEIN The General Assembly has a unique opportunity this session to pass legislation that is both pro-business and good for the environment. Companion bills pending in the House and Senate (H.5775, S.760) would allow companies to access more
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, but the season isn't in full swing until the Fourth of July. The upcoming holiday and the weekends surrounding it provide Rhode Islanders a chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the more
Separated by less than 24 hours, two events that played out at City Hall last week illustrate either how laboriously slow government can move or how fewer than 100 youths can ignite an issue of community concern. On Tuesday night, the latest in a series more
By HANNA GALLO and JOSEPH McNAMARA The most difficult part of being a lawmaker is taking all the input you receive on many different issues and correlating it all into a sound public policy. When that issue is education, where you have to reconcile the more
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