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By SAMUEL ZWETCHKENBAUM Dozens of research studies have proven the safety and benefits of drinking water fluoridation. For decades, people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride. It has kept people's teeth strong and more
By KATHLEEN CONNELL It's a well-known fact that Big Pharma has raised drug prices with impunity. Here is the toll these increases have taken on Rhode Islanders: The average annual cost of brand name prescription drug treatment increased 58 percent more
By MEGAN KENNEALLY Some people may think that a way to quit smoking cigarettes might be to try a vaping product. However, the effects of vaping products are similar to those that occur after smoking cigarettes. Do you ever see a dramatic puff of smoke more
By DRAKE PATTEN For close to a year, Cranston citizens have spoken clearly and intelligently on the topic of renewable energy in our city. They have engaged in thoughtful, patient dialogue about an ill-devised change to zoning that declared open season more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING All kids are capable of learning. In fact, they demonstrate this every day. No matter their abilities, each child is picking up skills, social norms and additional understanding all throughout the day. Much of this is done in the more
By MICHAEL SEPE The economic development plan to keep IGT and over 1,000 workers here in Rhode Island is vitally important to continuing the progress our state has made building a technology and innovation economy. I want to tell my community the story more
Love and its expression is key to the human experience. All too often who we choose to share love with is scrutinized and castigated. “Just Like Me” is my attempt to say how much alike we … more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY Failing to heed the research, we have been torturing our students and teachers for two decades. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) created the misconception learning gaps between rich and poor were a problem created by schools. Disciplinarians more
By RIVERA SUN Change doesn't happen in a vacuum. Resistance is a continuum. Nonviolent movements arise amidst the efforts of many other struggles. The knowledge of how to organize for change is a global legacy passed between movements and generations of more
President Donald Trump bragged at his re-election kickoff rally in Orlando that, thanks to his leadership, the wages of American workers “are rising at the fastest rate in many … more
By BLAKE A. FILIPPI and MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE If government cannot care for the most vulnerable children amongst us, it has little business doing much else. That's why we are genuinely relieved to learn of the sudden addition of 23 child welfare staff more
Care New England is moving forward for a stronger, healthier future. We are committed in our goal of providing Rhode Island with the highest levels of quality, service, and access. more
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