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In 1977, former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, "The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of more
City Council President Steve McAllister has set a worthy goal to make council meetings a showcase of democracy in action. His aim is to engage the community, introducing them to the issues addressed by the council and how that may affect their lives. For more
In the rapidly accelerating debate over charter school expansion in Rhode Island, it has become apparent that we can offer no easy answer to the simple question: Are more charter schools a good thing for students in the state? However, this does not mean more
Touted as the most significant financial relief package passed in American History, the $1.9 trillion "American Rescue Plan" has already infused millions of Americans with $1,400 stimulus checks, reinforced unemployment insurance benefits until September more
Paula Pratt was a judge on Sunday, March 7. She wasn't wearing robes or in a courthouse. She was sitting at home, or at least that's what it looked to be. Paula was one of more than 25 volunteers serving as judges for the 38th annual Rhode Island more
In today's hyper-politicized, ultra-combative and increasingly divided United States of America, a core issue contributing to all three of those worsening conditions seems to be a fundamental disconnect between those who stand on either side of two more
You don't have to be a professional writer to appreciate the poetry of symbolism all around us. And it seems difficult to imagine a time in contemporary history more appropriate to look for deeper meaning in the reality around us than the COVID-19 era more
Parking anywhere near the State House when the General Assembly is in session can be an exercise in frustration. If you're lucky and arrive just as someone pulls out, you could get a metered space without having to put on hiking boots and pack a lunch to more
By the end of this week, barring some unforeseen surprise (and we can't rule anything out these days), Rhode Island will have a new governor for the first time in over six years. Much print will be dedicated in the coming weeks to try and calculate more
By KATHRYN POWER We are coming up on one year since the first shutdowns and quarantines changed the way we work and learn and connect with family and friends. COVID has made many things harder, and this is especially true for individuals with more
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