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By PATRICIA A. SERPA and JULIE A. CASIMIRO Recently, officials from the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals were called to speak in front of the House Oversight Committee. The reason was to answer more
By SETH MAGAZINER A year before Destiny became one of my fourth-grade students, she watched out her front window as the lifeless body of a neighbor was wheeled out of his home following a drive-by shooting. Not long after that Hurricane Katrina hit her more
By STEVEN KING Despite the economic uncertainty posed by the pandemic, Quonset Business Park enjoyed another successful year in 2020. The Quonset Development Corp.'s (QDC) recently released 2020 annual report reveals that in the last year the business more
There's a huge delta between the best-case and worst-case scenarios for Rhode Island's health care landscape. If a big out-of-state firm swallowed a major Rhode Island hospital group, more care would likely migrate elsewhere, with negative implications more
By STEVEN STYCOS At first glance, it sounds great. Mayor Kenneth Hopkins's budget funds city services with no tax increase, even as it increases spending. How is that possible? Unfortunately, Mayor Hopkins' budget, unveiled last week, meets short-term more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY Recently, Gov. McGee was quoted in the Providence Journal. Gov. McGee is absolutely right in his quote, "Now is the time to focus on creating more high quality educational opportunities for all students, not fewer." Unfortunately, more
By BRENDA JACOB When you hear about guns it is generally in the news and involves a horrific crime or tragedy. No one is against gun violence more than a gun owner. First is the sadness we feel for the families living through a tragedy, watching the more
By STEVE ARTHURS Rhode Island small businesses have struggled to get through a historic economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus. We are just now getting to a point where we can see a light at the end of the tunnel. The last thing we need now are more
This is the story of that amazing heifer The Kicker we needed, so hard to decipher Pandemic and hardship with jobs in peril With hope in the closet and masks as apparel  … more
By K. JOSEPH SHEKARCHI Imagine this: you're a medical assistant and a single parent. You've worked hard to be self-sufficient, even taking the classes needed to obtain your certification. Yet you cannot afford to purchase a home anywhere in Rhode Island. more
Gina Raimondo may one day look back on last week as the time when everything changed. Raimondo has a shiny new high-profile gig as Commerce secretary in the Biden administration, where she'll be involved in everything from the Census and salmon more
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