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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
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
By LAWRENCE OWENS There are probably people in the world who have said or thought that they never wanted to be rich or who believed that celebrity, fame and fortune would bring more misery than joy. But I can't conceive of anyone ever saying that they more
By ERIN O'BRIEN I like the general idea of having a garden. It's just the gardening that's a little inconvenient. But don't tell our neighbor, Peter. I marvel at the ability of our neighbors who train black-eyed Susans to climb a trellis as their thin more
By KRYSTAL NOISEUX In the past year, recycling has certainly made headlines. Stories of China's outright rejection of trash-laden U.S. recyclables have peppered national news. Our neighbors in Massachusetts have grappled with special permits, allowing more
By MAX RICHTMAN It's no secret that American workers face a major - and very real - retirement crisis. Wealth inequality and workplace changes have all but kicked-out two of the legs of the traditional retirement stool: pensions and private savings - more
By DR. JOAN JOHNSON-FREESE and MACKY McCLEARY Decades after the Cold War, the risk of nuclear war is again a serious concern. Russian President Putin and others have stated that the prospect of a nuclear war is higher now than it has been in decades. more
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