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By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI We live in a time period where negativity, particularly toward government, has sadly become the norm. It is understandable why the public has a negative view of state government due to various missteps and mistakes that have been more
Where have all the philosophers gone? Once upon a time those who practiced “the love of wisdom” were considered wise for their willingness to ask life’s big questions. Today, philosophy is … more
The state’s annual “Clean Energy Industry Report” from the Office of Energy Resources (OER) just came out, and it is once again filled with great news. There are now an incredible 15,000 jobs … more
By ATTORNEY GENERAL PETER F. KILMARTIN Craig Price. The name alone conjures up visions of a monster, a boogeyman, a serial killer 30 years later. The cause of such visceral reactions are the crimes he committed and the age at which he committed them. more
By JUDITH SWIFT and JOHN W. KING The unfortunate squelching of the October 23 participation of three EPA scientists who were to report on aspects of the state of Narragansett Bay - largely for other scientists, managers, and policymakers - made national more
Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are devastated. Never has an area been so blasted by so much rainfall in such a short amount of time. Houston has received more rainfall than other city across the United States received in one entire more
By WALTER D. CRADDOCK Rhode Islanders have long clamored for better service from the state agencies funded with their tax dollars. The Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles is no exception. This year the division began a series of steps to improve its more
By ROBERT FLANDERS When neighbors, friends and family ask me why I am running for the U.S. Senate, my answer is simple. As Nelson Mandela said: There is no passion to be found playing small; in settling for a life that is less impactful than the one you" more
The recent gun violence in Las Vegas goes far beyond the horrific. Fifty-eight innocent victims, and one extremely troubled shooter, died in what we are now calling the worst ever" for this type of event. Statistics abound" more
There is nothing more important than integrity and keeping your word. It is unfortunate that Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and his leadership team reneged on a commitment to pass the state budget as negotiated, and did so at more
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