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By ROBERT FLANDERS On March 9, 2020, acting pursuant to the extraordinary powers that the Rhode Island Emergency Management Act ("e;EMA"e;) provides, Governor Raimondo declared a state of emergency in Rhode Island "e;due to the dangers to health and life more
Each year, doctors find a brain tumor in over 200 Rhode Islanders and a spine tumor in even more. Nonetheless, these potentially devastating tumors can be considered "e;orphan diseases"e; - they afflict relatively few people compared to other medical more
By STEVEN FRIAS Recently, Sen. Erin Lynch Prata announced she is seeking a R.I. Supreme Court judgeship. State law and an Ethics Commission regulation prohibit legislators from seeking or being appointed to a judgeship until they have been out of office more
Social distancing has entered into our lexicon due to the recent Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to avoid additional spread, schools have been closed, sporting events canceled, community events postponed and a slew of businesses more
As we keep our distance from each other and watch with sadness as the coronavirus sweeps through our beautiful country and across the world, we are reminded how more
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global shift in how we function as a society. From quarantine orders, to face masks, to social more
Editor's note: Susan Groh, a cancer survivor and Warwick resident, provided these thoughtful suggestions for these difficult times. By SUSAN GROH I know this pandemic has us all feeling nervous and unsettled, and a bit like we've stepped into an more
By ROBERT HOUGHTALING There are ways of engaging the world during this time of tribulation. One of these ways is taking a walk. While, for certain, there will be many physical, economic and mental health burdens to bear due to impacts made by the more
Editor's note: Toll Gate senior Berit Olsson, who won a gold medal in the speech event of this year's Rhode Island Academic Decathlon, delivered her speech during the awards portion of the competition. This is what she said: By BERIT OLSSON Just the more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I truly thought my friend was exaggerating when she said she was off to find some toilet paper. When my friend in California said the people in the grocery stores were panicking, I dismissed it as pretty typical of my home state. But that more
By HERB WEISS Nearly one in four older adults residing in the community are socially isolated. Seniors who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness may face a higher risk of mortality, heart disease and depression, says a newly released report more
By MATT COLLINS Recently, I received a call from one of our members. Her daughter, while away at college, had visited an urgent care clinic for a suspected urinary tract infection, or UTI. The member was shocked to receive a bill for $800. How is that more
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