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STORY OF THE WEEK: With the September 13 primary fast approaching, RI Gov. Dan McKee last week unveiled a spending plan that doubles as a way to appeal to a wide swath of Rhode Islanders. Big spend … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was the right person in the right place at the right time when the pandemic came to Rhode Island. Although she had never faced a challenge of that … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Will 2022 be the year when COVID-19 fades as a public health threat and becomes something more like the seasonal flu? A lot of informed people expect that to be the case. For … more
Normally, this is the column where I have the audacity to suggest New Year resolutions for resident politicians. Instead I have a more urgent resolution for all of us: I want us Americans to go back … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The jockeying for Rhode Island’s 2022 election season is well under way, although it’s impossible to know how much things may change by the primary next September. Gov. … more
I was taken aback when I received a letter from Santa! There in black and white was his Christmas list of Rhode Island leaders who have been either naughty or nice. One politician dominated the … more
Several bills have been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly to add a new top state personal income tax bracket, thereby threatening to impose a higher tax burden on business, and … more
By Arlene Violet Does the good outweigh the bad in 2020? Were someone to ask what events do I remember about 1980, 1990 or 2000 — even 2010 — I’d have to wrack my … more
As the superintendents of eight school districts in the East Bay, we are keenly aware of the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the start of the new school year. Every day, we speak to parents … more
“It’s gone.” He said it so fast, and with such conviction and a little regret, it took me aback. My dear friend Bob, an elite athlete in high school and college, has had his fair … more
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