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To the Editor: Nineteen years ago, I was released from 6½ years of a life sentence wrongfully imprisoned in Rhode Island for a murder I didn’t commit, with nothing more than what I … more
By LONNIE BARHAM I'm a retired Army officer who spent seven years in his twenties as a local police officer. You would think that I would favor any legislation or government policy that enhances law enforcement or that makes more difficult the legal more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Fissures are widening among Democrats, raising questions about setbacks in 2022 and the party's ability to get things done. Think we're talking about the looming showdown between the RI Political Cooperative and establishment more
By DR. FRANK D. SANCHEZ This past June leaders in the General Assembly acknowledged the critical role Rhode Island College (RIC) has in shaping the state's workforce. Thanks to Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, along with more
By MICHAEL LEACH Many Americans are choosing to move past the fear of COVID but still take precautions as the Delta Variant spreads. College campuses are going back to on-campus learning, and COVID will be a concern for some. However, what should worry more
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN The effects of climate change are all around us - sweltering days, skies made hazy by distant wildfires, eroding beaches, and tides creeping higher. Deluges alternate with droughts, straining stormwater and drinking water systems. more
The following is a reprint of an interview with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) published in the July 2021 issue of The Rhode Island Builder, a monthly magazine published by the Rhode Island Builders Association since 1951. THE BUILDER: more
The data for the redrawing of Rhode Island's General Assembly districts is expected to emerge in late August, setting the stage for separating potential winners and losers in the decennial redistricting process. Redistricting is a kind of political blood more
By HERB WEISS As the General Assembly goes into recess until the fall, Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) sees H-5053, to require safety barriers or netting on the three bridges that connect Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to the mainland more
Shortly after taking office President Joe Biden announced that the United States forces will be out of Afghanistan by September 11th the anniversary of the attacks by Muslim extremists that launched us into a "War more
As the state representative from District 58, it is an honor and privilege to represent my hard-working neighbors from Pawtucket. Like many other districts in the urban core, my district is majority-minority and my neighbors and more
We all are stories in the making. I write this shortly following the loss of my father-in-law, Henri Arts, who certainly lived a full life during his 92 years. Born in Holland, he lived through German occupation, and left for more
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