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STORY OF THE WEEK: With Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos having announced a run in CD1, the race to succeed U.S. Rep. David Cicilline is approaching a more active phase. All eyes are on House Speaker Joe … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Election denialism is no longer shocking or even surprising. Some contemporary conspiracy theories are so ludicrous that they induce laughter, even if the underlying facts involve … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: U.S. Rep. David Cicilline’s decision to step down to take the top job at the Rhode Island Foundation emerged as a surprise, although, with a bit of reflection, it also makes … more
While it appears that the worst of the pandemic is behind us, as everyone in the medical community knows, there’s always a crisis looming on the horizon. One that was beginning to build … more
STORY OF THE WEEK Providence Mayor Brett Smiley has moved quickly in the early stage of his administration to fill two key public safety positions, appointing Oscar Perez as police chief and Derek … more
Background I was just “another Lynch.” That’s how Associate Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Erin Lynch Prata described her early years growing up in the Cowesett … more
STORY OF THE WEEK Rhode Island is getting a bit of a mulligan on efforts to confront its housing crisis, since Stefan Pryor started just last week as the state’s new housing director. Still, … more
Housing is one of the most important, time-sensitive issues on the table right now. It impacts us all – our families, our neighborhoods, and our economy. Glance at any home rental or sale … more
Once upon some decades ago I can remember sitting outside of the principal’s office contemplating my fate. Being a stubborn learner, occasions like these were far too frequent for my … more
I watched with frustration as Josh Saal stepped down after only a year as Rhode Island’s first-ever housing secretary. Gov. Dan McKee’s office announced last Wednesday that it had … more
STORY OF THE WEEK It became clear in recent weeks that Josh Saal’s tenure as Rhode Island’s housing secretary was drawing to an end. Whether Saal was the right person for the job is … more
On Friday, Jan. 7 after the House of Representatives elected Kevin McCarthy  House Speaker on the 15th ballot,  Seth Magaziner was officially sworn-in as the Member of Congress from Rhode … more
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