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By ANASTASIA P. WILLIAMS As a person of color who's lived in this community a long time, I've seen the consequences of our failed drug policies on not only individuals, but whole families and entire neighborhoods. People of color and low-income more
By JOSEPH CROWLEY It's a long trek. The privileged are given a 10-yard lead over the underprivileged. After six hours, both groups have covered the same distance, but the privileged group is still 10 yards ahead. This goes on day after day. The more
By MADDALENA CIRIGNOTTA Rhode Island Department of Health has once again introduced legislation via Rhode Island lawmakers to legally data mine every person in our state. RIDOH proposes to expand KIDSNET, a mandatory medical tracking system for all more
By REBECCA BOSS Rhode Island is home to more than two dozen state departments and agencies, most of them engaged in work that resonates in some way with the general public. Just think Department of Health, or Department of Transportation, or Department more
By CLAIRE MCWILLIAMS Throughout my 30-year career, I have taught grades K-12 and I've seen how the conversation on how to keep our schools safe has changed. In 1999, when the Columbine students and teachers were murdered, those of us who go to work in more
By DR. MICHAEL DACEY The United States is experiencing dramatic changes in healthcare and nowhere is this more evident than right here in Rhode Island in the debate over the acquisition of Care New England (CNE) by Partners Healthcare in Boston. I was more
The proposed acquisition of Care New England by Boston's Brigham Health will enhance Rhode Islanders' quality of care and provide easier, affordable access to health care in Rhode Island, and will have a significant influence on our state's economy. We more
By COURTNEY HAWKINS Governor Gina Raimondo has made a commitment to providing universal pre-kindergarten (Pre-K) to all Rhode Island 4-year-olds by 2024. This pledge, along with other critical investments proposed in the governor's budget to support more
By JOHN McGOUGH Pockets of our country are experiencing a significant up tick in the number of measles cases. Measles is not a harmless childhood illness. It is actually a highly contagious, dangerous disease that can even be deadly. But measles is also more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Who would have thought 30 years ago that one day children would need to be taught how to play? Who would have thought that strategies were necessary to help kids talk with each other, remain focused and relax? We are presently in the more
By FRANK A. CICCONE Our society has changed, and the demographics of our population, especially in our schools, are no longer adequately served by the old model of language instruction and education. Our global economy and society requires multi-lingual more
By REP. K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Tax filing season has come to a close, and most Rhode Islanders have now seen the effects of the sweeping changes made to federal tax laws on their 2018 returns. Unfortunately, many small business owners are among those who more
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