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By DOMINICK J. RUGGERIO and CHRISTOPHER CALLACI We all want to see our community hospitals succeed. They employ Rhode Islanders and provide vital services. Unfortunately, our recent experiences in Rhode Island lead us to believe that the for-profit more
By SANDRA CANO and ANA B. QUEZADA Providing access to a quality public education is a primary responsibility of policymakers and elected officials. All children are entitled to a quality education no matter their race, socioeconomic status, or zip code. more
There's little doubt that Gov. Gina Raimondo will be confirmed by the Senate as U.S. Commerce secretary. But when that happens is a big question. For devotees of Rhode Island politics, the slow-motion transition between Raimondo and Lt. Gov. Dan McKee more
By SUSAN R. DONOVAN and KELLY NEVINS March 24 is Equal Pay Day, symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. This is based on all full-time working women compared to men in the U.S. Other dates further more
By Edward T. Cardillo Jr. As the new representative in House District 42, I wanted to take this opportunity to address the proposal for a major land development on Hartford Avenue. Many constituents have reached out to me with their concerns regarding more
By SARAH EDWARDS When I tell people I am in recovery, they are usually shocked or don't believe me because I don't "e;look"e; like someone who has used drugs before. To which I respond: What is someone in recovery supposed to look like? Unfortunately, many more
By HOUSE SPEAKER K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Sixty years ago, up the road in Boston, President Kennedy gave farewell remarks to his home state before assuming the presidency. Those remarks still guide public servants well. He challenged those of us entrusted more
By JAMES SHEEHAN Governor Gina Raimondo has made in-person learning a top priority for Rhode Island's school children during the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor knows that the educational outcomes, social-emotional health, and well-being of students more
By TOM SHAKER The recent passing of my friend Winston Cogswell should interest all Rhode Islanders. Who's Winston Cogswell you might ask? Well, on one hand he was a dear sweet man who lived with his wife Claire and his dog Rebel in a modest more
By YVONNE WOLNY Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a tremendous focus on following guidelines to safeguard your health while also recognizing the importance of not putting off routine care in order to maintain good health. Total health is more
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