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By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE Have you ever wondered what life would be like without sports? Now we know. And it isn't fun. No traditional Major League Baseball Opening Days. No professional basketball or hockey playoffs. No Little League or more
The challenge facing any social movement is converting activism into change. So it will take time to assess the impact of the mass movement that formed in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police almost two weeks ago. Yet more
By BILL FYNN The alarming facts that 93 percent of Covid-19 fatalities in Rhode Island have been among persons age 60, and over with 80 percent of them were residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, are loud calls for action. We believe more
To the Editor, The Democratic Party's obsession with impeachment may not have caused the coronavirus crisis, but it didn't do anything to prevent it, either. Consider the parallel timelines: During the months when the virus was emerging in Wuhan, China, more
To the Editor, Our health care system doesn't run on its own. It runs on the bravery and dedication of workers in every field of the health care industry: from doctors, nurses, emergency medical responders to pharmacists, manufacturers, and distributors. more
By NEIL D. STEINBERG In these extraordinary times, there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are facing an unrivaled health and economic threat, the long-term effects of which we are more
Hi there! I'm Ian Donnis, the political reporter at Rhode Island's NPR member station, The Public's Radio (89.3 FM, online at thepublicsradio.org). I write a weekly column to look back at the top RI political stories of the week and to share some other more
By ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
Each year, doctors find a brain tumor in over 200 Rhode Islanders and a spine tumor in even more. Nonetheless, these potentially devastating tumors can be considered "e;orphan diseases"e; - they afflict relatively few people compared to other medical more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
Social distancing has entered into our lexicon due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to avoid additional spread, schools have been closed, sporting events canceled, community events postponed and a slew of businesses more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
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