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By DR. FRANK D. SANCHEZ This past June leaders in the General Assembly acknowledged the critical role Rhode Island College (RIC) has in shaping the state's workforce. Thanks to Speaker Joseph Shekarchi and Senate President Dominick Ruggerio, along with more
By MICHAEL LEACH Many Americans are choosing to move past the fear of COVID but still take precautions as the Delta Variant spreads. College campuses are going back to on-campus learning, and COVID will be a concern for some. However, what should worry more
By JANE KENNEY AUSTIN The effects of climate change are all around us - sweltering days, skies made hazy by distant wildfires, eroding beaches, and tides creeping higher. Deluges alternate with droughts, straining stormwater and drinking water systems. more
The following is a reprint of an interview with House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Warwick) published in the July 2021 issue of The Rhode Island Builder, a monthly magazine published by the Rhode Island Builders Association since 1951. THE BUILDER: more
The data for the redrawing of Rhode Island's General Assembly districts is expected to emerge in late August, setting the stage for separating potential winners and losers in the decennial redistricting process. Redistricting is a kind of political blood more
By HERB WEISS As the General Assembly goes into recess until the fall, Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) sees H-5053, to require safety barriers or netting on the three bridges that connect Aquidneck and Conanicut Islands to the mainland more
Shortly after taking office President Joe Biden announced that the United States forces will be out of Afghanistan by September 11th the anniversary of the attacks by Muslim extremists that launched us into a "War more
As the state representative from District 58, it is an honor and privilege to represent my hard-working neighbors from Pawtucket. Like many other districts in the urban core, my district is majority-minority and my neighbors and more
We all are stories in the making. I write this shortly following the loss of my father-in-law, Henri Arts, who certainly lived a full life during his 92 years. Born in Holland, he lived through German occupation, and left for more
Does the flap about U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Bailey's Beach Club tell us more about Whitehouse, partisan politics, "the media," or something else? Politicians and partisans love castigating their rivals for perceived hypocrisy, so the right-wing more
By ELLIE BEARGEON As the nation prepares to celebrate another Independence Day, there is a lot to be grateful for this year. Thanks to new leadership in Congress, a new vaccine against COVID-19, and front-line American workers, the pandemic death toll is more
By JULIE A. CASIMIRO, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE, ANASTASIA WILLIAMS and THOMAS NORET Since 2016 the House Oversight Committee has been reviewing operations of the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF.) The result of these reviews exposed more
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