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By JAKE STEINFELD Obesity is the single greatest threat to American children. As a result, experts fear that this generation of kids may be the first to live shorter lives than their parents. So, how bad is it? Today, obesity accounts for more than 1 in more
By AARON REGUNBERG More and more often, community and faith leaders have begun referring to climate change as the existential threat of our time" - language the scientific community has used for decades. What does being "the existential threat" mean? It" more
By GLENN MOLLETTE The horrendous shooting of 12 innocent people at a country music bar in Twin Oaks California reminds us that no place in America is safe. If we thought there were some safe sacred zones in our country then we should ask the people in more
By KARISSA NIEHOFF and TOM MEZZANOTTE From the Greatest Generation to Baby Boomers, Generation X to millennials, teenagers in every era have had challenges growing up. In today's digital world, high school students are being tested in unique and more
By SMITA WADHWANI Taking care of an aging parent or loved one is an extremely meaningful and important role. However, it is widely known that caregiving duties can take up a significant part of a person's life. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, more
By BOB HOUGHTALING Many years ago, Opening Day for the Major League Baseball season was a big deal. Millions of fans, who had hibernated from their beloved sport over the winter months, not only awaited the season's first pitch, but a review of the box more
By REP. JOSEPH M. McNAMARA We've all heard or read a lot lately about the state of education in Rhode Island. The recent round of RICAS (Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System) scores has left parents, educators and policymakers frustrated and more
By SENATOR SHELDON WHITEHOUSE As I travel across the state listening to Rhode Islanders during this campaign, I'm often asked which vote I've taken that I'm most proud of. Eight years after I voted to pass the Affordable Care Act, my answer is still the more
On Nov. 29, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) released results for students, grades 3-8, on the new state test, The Rhode Island Comprehensive Assessment System (RICAS). RICAS is the … more
By BOB HOUGHTALING While watching a recent episode of Face the Nation I listened as Senator Ben Sasse spoke of how the digital revolution has impacted our ability to engage with each other. In short, Senator Sasse asserts that one of our country's more
Stress has become part of our “hurry up” society where we are overwhelmed with too much incoming stimulation, especially during the holidays. The season is fraught with a frenzy of … more
By JOHN LaFORGE It gets harder to commemorate World War I, because of time and the public's embrace of, or indifference to, a permanent war economy. About the Great War British novelist H.G. Wells wrote on August 14, 1914, This is already the vastest" more
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