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By MICHAEL DiBIASE K-12 education is fundamental to the state's ability to compete and provide economic opportunities to all Rhode Islanders. There is a compelling need to improve our K-12 system, which has only average student outcomes overall, and poor more
By SARAH CHANNING Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, 40 percent of Americans 18 and older are experiencing increased symptoms of anxiety and depression. Substance use has skyrocketed as more and more people turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with more
Whether the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd represents a paradigm shift will take time to tell. For many, the conviction represents a long overdue step toward greater accountability. "No verdict will ease the pain of the Floyd more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI For years, housing advocates have been sounding the alarm that Rhode Island is facing a severe housing shortage. We simply don't have enough housing to meet the needs of our growing workforce, and too much of our existing more
By NICHOLAS CAMPANELLA Any time you go to the dentist, emergency room, or bring your pet to the vet, that activity produces medical waste. To process the waste that we all generate, MedRecycler has proposed a safe, environmentally friendly way to handle more
By JULIE A. CASIMIRO and THOMAS E. NORET One of the biggest changes to our lives brought on by COVID-19 has been the necessity of using virtual services. Zoom is a word everyone now knows and similar services have been integral to our schooling, work more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
Every year, scores of people make impassioned arguments about gun-related bills under consideration at the General Assembly. There are marathon hearings like the one that started in the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday afternoon and ended around more
By ANASTASIA P. WILLIAMS Imagine being a mother in the inner city who is unable to sleep until she hears the door open, knowing that her adult children of color are safely home for the night. Not out of fear of accidents or unknown assailants, but out of more
By DAVID PLACE Imagine waking up and you cannot feel anything. You try to talk, but there are no words - only silence. You try to scream, and nothing comes out. The only sound you hear is your own voice, but only inside your head. You look around more
There's a huge delta between the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Rhode Island's health care landscape. If a big out-of-state firm swallowed a major Rhode Island hospital group, more care would likely migrate elsewhere, with negative implications more
By SETH MAGAZINER A year before Destiny became one of my fourth-grade students, she watched out her front window as the lifeless body of a neighbor was wheeled out of his home following a drive-by shooting. Not long after that Hurricane Katrina hit her more
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