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The fight over control of Rhode Island's third-largest hospital group got relatively little local attention for a long time. The lawyer for Prospect Medical Holdings, the California-based parent of Roger Williams Medical Center and Our Lady of Fatima more
By DEBORAH RUGGIERO COVID-19 has been the most convincing argument for Rhode Island to invest in high-speed internet, or dedicated broadband. Whether for remote working from home, distance learning or telehealth, broadband access must be reliable, fast more
Can summer happen if there aren't enough workers to serve lobster rolls, staff lifeguard stations and fill other jobs? That's a big concern in Rhode Island, where tourism is one of the state's biggest industries. Matt Weldon, director of the state more
By REP. JULIE A. CASIMIRO When I was contacted by a concerned family over the turmoil at the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College, I was horrified. How could these blind and visually impaired students lose their teachers that more
As people who work on the frontlines know, it's difficult to attract funding for prevention. "Basically, what's billable is provable, which is ridiculous," Teny Gross, the first director of the Nonviolence Institute, told me when I did the first in-depth more
By DAVID NEVES and PATRICIA KAMMERER Over 600 Rhode Island students from grades seven through 12 were featured in the 2021 Rhode Island Music Education Association (RIMEA) All-State Music Festival Concert, premiering on YouTube on May 2, and still more
By REPS. BLAKE A. FILIPPI, MICHAEL W. CHIPPENDALE and BRIAN NEWBERRY The IGT/Twin River legislation just passed by the House is a stacked deck against Rhode Island taxpayers. This "deal" overpays these multi-national corporations by $800 million! more
Back in January 2020 - before the pandemic was on the radar - Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza warned against complacency about the city's underfunded pension. At the same time, after his pitch for monetizing Providence's water supply was DOA at the State more
By SEN. MARYELLEN GOODWIN and REP. SCOTT A. SLATER Nursing home residents deserve quality care. When an individual or a family makes the difficult decision to choose placement in a nursing home or long-term care facility, they do so with the expectation more
By ZACHARY TAYLOR With the Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee moving its proposed bag ban, Rhode Island is one step closer to ensuring that all plastic bags allowed in the state will all end up in one place, according to the Rhode Island more
By MARK McKENNEY Given my time in the Rhode Island Senate, it's no surprise that I'm asked, on occasion, about various issues. Recently, I had a question about a bill that's before the House of Representatives, on eBooks. I'm glad to give some insight more
Although Vice President Kamala Harris had a whirlwind visit to Rhode Island last week, she spent a lot more time with locals than predecessors Mike Pence and Joe Biden when they were here, respectively, in 2017 and 2016. The way that Harris directed the more
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