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Marijuana policy reform is a hot topic these days in Rhode Island and across the country. Over the last three years, we’ve been discussing the issue with constituents, colleagues, opinion leaders … more
Recently, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics brought bad news to over 57,000 jobless Rhode Islanders. According to the federal agency, Rhode Island’s unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is the … more
Most talk about school consolidation overlooks the fact that while Warwick’s population has not changed greatly over the last few decades, public school enrollment has plummeted. It is expected … more
The lack of understanding of our humanity is actually killing us.” Mara Keisling, founder, National Center for Transgender Equality Imagine your teenage son comes to you and says, “I am … more
Throughout September, Human Rights Watch lobbied the Yemen government to ensure that its new constitution includes robust protections for women. That country has a long history of institutionalized … more
Rhode Island’s General Assembly acted decisively last month on an issue that will produce benefits for motorists for decades to come. Faced with a host of complex and high profile issues, … more
As we look back on the past 12 months, we can see that this has been a year of accomplishments and a year of challenges. In our state, we have the capacity, the policies and the public support we … more
Editor’s note: Mayor Scott Avedisian delivered the following remarks Saturday morning at the Gaspee Ecumenical Service held at Trinity Church. Good morning.  We are sitting here in the … more
Governor Lincoln Chafee and the General Assembly should be happy that Rhode Island is finally number one in an important statistic. We are the state with the most government benefits, according to a … more
Is there a nexus between poor school achievement, runaway health care costs, and street crime? If yes, is there the possibility of addressing all three through one intervention? There may just be. … more
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