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By ELLEN WILSON When you think about your health, it's easy to focus only on physical health with regular check-ups, dental cleanings, healthy eating and exercise. Equally important, however, is to think about your mental health and overall wellness to more
Just days ago, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held an afternoon hearing in the Senate Dirksen Office Building to alert Congress to appalling stories gathered across the nation regarding … more
On Nov. 29, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released results for students, grades 3-8, on the new state test, The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS). RICAS is the … more
By SMITA WADHWANI Taking care of an aging parent or loved one is an extremely meaningful and important role. However, it is widely known that caregiving duties can take up a significant part of a person's life. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more
By JOHN LaFORGE It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public's embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest" more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By BRUCE CORLISS and ROBERT BALLARD As University of Rhode Island alumni, we are proud of the many contributions the Graduate School of Oceanography has made to Rhode Island, the nation and the world, and we are excited about its future. Since its more
By BOB HOUGHTALING While watching a recent episode of Face the Nation I listened as Senator Ben Sasse spoke of how the digital revolution has impacted our ability to engage with each other. In short, Senator Sasse asserts that one of our country's more
By SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE As I travel across the state listening to Rhode Islanders during this campaign, I'm often asked which vote I've taken that I'm most proud of. Eight years after I voted to pass the Affordable Care Act, my answer is still the more
By GINA RAIMONDO Four years ago Rhode Island had the highest unemployment in the nation. Today, the unemployment rate is the lowest it's been in 20 years and the number of jobs in the state are near an all-time high. Simply put, we're bringing real, more
Last night I went to Summer’s End. This morning I watched the funeral of Senator John McCain. Both, though quite different, speak to the importance of community, spirit and hope. I have waited more … more
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