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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hardest the areas and populations that were already struggling, since they had the fewest resources for adaptation and safety. We've seen the outsized effects on the poor and on minorities. Another group more
On February 11, the Rhode Island Senate unanimously passed legislation, SB 2125, prohibiting health insurers from charging women more for their health insurance. Again. In fact, this legislation has passed more
The following is a statement recently issued to members of the Bar and the Judiciary by the justices of the State Supreme Court: Once again our nation is rocked by the wanton and violent death of young, black lives. Once again, we are deeply saddened and more
The news of this President's bigotry only worsens. Last month, Americans witnessed the tragic killing of George Floyd at the hands of a rogue police officer and our hearts were awakened to the bigotry people of color face every more
Congressman John Lewis prompted all of us: "When you see something "that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up."e; Today, I see several events that are not right, fair or just. I must speak up. Covid-19 has killed more than 140,000 more
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
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
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