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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
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
We write this week before the polls close, and before the winners are known. We write at the conclusion of a campaign that may be described most charitably as long - many would say interminable - and perhaps more accurately as largely joyless and 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
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
Those who hold public office should rightfully be held to a higher standard. All of us are human, and thus flawed. But those who ask for the faith of their fellow citizens, who seek to represent them in the halls of power, are tasked with pursuing and more
In the story of the Little Dutch Boy, a young boy returning home from school finds a leak in a dam and, recognizing the danger it posed, stuck his finger in the hole to plug the leak. There he stood resolute overnight until his calls for help were more
It's a time for turkey, or turkey leftovers if you're reading this later in the week. It's also a time to review Black Friday circulars and make lists, or to head to work and stock shelves so the stores are ready for the rush of doorbusters that signal more
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