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By REPS. JULIE A. CASIMIRO and THOMAS E. NORET In July, the General Assembly recognized that the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) was suffering from a staffing crisis. We knew this crisis was severely negatively impacting our state's more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Former CVS Health executive Helena Foulkes is both an untested candidate and someone with a lengthy public record. That explains why she instantly became a serious player last week in Rhode Island's 2022 race for governor - and faced more
By J. MICHAEL LEVESQUE It seems that whenever Rhode Island wants to break new ground with significant new policies, the mantra is always "lets see what Massachusetts is doing!" History has repeated itself in the new world of recreational cannabis. Today, more
To the Editor: Nineteen years ago, I was released from 6½ years of a life sentence wrongfully imprisoned in Rhode Island for a murder I didn’t commit, with nothing more than what I … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With the benefit of hindsight, it became clear that Sam Zurier was the odds-on favorite to win last week's Democratic primary for a vacant state Senate seat in District 3. Zurier, 62, is well-known around the East Side and he's had a more
By MAUREEN MAIGRET As Gov. McKee develops the RI 2030 Plan and he and the legislature consider investing the $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan funds, attention must be given to our demographics and the voices and needs of all our residents - young and more
By LONNIE BARHAM I'm a retired Army officer who spent seven years in his twenties as a local police officer. You would think that I would favor any legislation or government policy that enhances law enforcement or that makes more difficult the legal more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Fissures are widening among Democrats, raising questions about setbacks in 2022 and the party's ability to get things done. Think we're talking about the looming showdown between the RI Political Cooperative and establishment more
By SEN. MEGHAN KALLMAN and REP. JUNE SPEAKMAN Rhode Island is facing a housing emergency. We have been for years. And now we have an extraordinary opportunity to address it. With $1.1 billion in federal stimulus funding available for Rhode Island to more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democrat Seth Magaziner's campaign announcement last week was hardly a textbook example of how to launch a campaign for governor. The two-term general treasurer, 38, frosted reporters by not taking questions at the event, and there was more
By WOLFGANG KLIETMANN "There have been as many plagues as wars in history," wrote Albert Camus in "The Plague," "yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise." The world was certainly unprepared for COVID-19, but in just a year and a half more
By NANCY HOUSTON As my husband and I were taking our daily walk in Roger Williams Park the other day, our route took us past the statue of Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, founder of the U.S. Cavalry. He cut a heroic figure with one arm outstretched, more
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