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Most Rhode Islanders know that in recent years, our state has become a significant front in the nation's ongoing opioid epidemic. The story of how we got to this crisis point is now all too familiar. As powerful prescription painkillers increasingly more
That this year's presidential campaign would be unusual - and unusually nasty - became evident to most observers some time ago. But in recent days, it has sunk to new levels of corrosiveness and ugliness. The most significant moment of the race thus more
When it comes to wrongdoing on the part of public servants, Rhode Island certainly has no monopoly. Yet for those who call the Ocean State home, it can often feel otherwise. In very recent memory, … more
The home stretch has arrived. Campaign 2016 – a seemingly endless, regrettably joyless and angst-ridden affair – has entered its last 50 days. The presidential contest, of course, has drawn … more
If there’s any time to disclose something negative, embarrassing, or unpopular, it’s a Friday afternoon in the middle of summer. At around 2:30 p.m. on July 29, the media was given an hour’s … more
Rhode Island has found itself back in the headlines, but not for a reason anyone who cares about the Ocean State would hope. CNBC last week released its list of 2016’s “Top States for … more
While cooler temperatures and proverbial “April showers” have lingered into May, Rhode Islanders are increasingly turning their attention to the outdoor staples of the spring and summer … more
Local attention has turned in recent days to the largest IT program in the state's history - and not for reasons Rhode Island leaders would like. The Unified Health Infrastructure Project, or UHIP, a $364-million system to manage benefits such as those more
Across our nation in recent years, the names of too many cities and towns, too many civic spaces and gatherings, have become synonymous with tragedy. From Columbine to Orlando, these incidents of … more
School is out, summer has arrived, and one of our most cherished holidays is right around the corner. The coming Fourth of July weekend affords an opportunity to spend time with friends and loved … more
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