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STORY OF THE WEEK As much as the news about what sounds like a pending reversal of Roe v Wade was seismic, it wasn’t surprising; this is the very outcome that women activists and their … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: How about that GOP outsider who pledges to shake up the state for the better? Back in 2002, Don Carcieri was the political newcomer who campaigned on a theme of change and reform … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Nine years to the day when the last Bank of America employee left the Industrial National Trust Building – aka the ‘Superman Building’ – top state and city … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Democrats have already tried to nationalize the race for the Second Congressional District seat being vacated next year by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, warning about the perils of GOP … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The familiar ritual of hearings on gun-related bills played out at the Statehouse last week, with lengthy meetings extending into the night and impassioned testimony on both sides … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The approach of nicer spring weather makes it easy to think that COVID has been banished. But surges are sparking lockdowns in other parts of the world, and the Omicron BA.2 … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: If you want people to get politically engaged, hit them in the pocketbook. The rising cost of gas is a case in point, since it registers as a tangible connection to faraway events … more
STORY OF THE WEEK The biggest certainty about Rhode Island’s hospital landscape is that more changes are ahead. After state and federal regulators recently rejected the Lifespan-Care New … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: “It’s absolutely soul-crushing, heart-breaking, the Rev. Borislav Kroner, pastor of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Church in Woonsocket, tells my colleague Joe Tasca, … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Support is growing for the proposed merger of Lifespan and Care New England, Rhode Island's two largest hospital groups. It remains unclear, though, if state and federal regulators will sign off on a plan that would leave one entity in more
STORY OF THE WEEK: The chain reaction set off by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin's decision not to seek re-election has resounded throughout Rhode Island. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, once described as the top Democratic rival to Gov. Dan McKee, jumped into more
STORY OF THE WEEK: With the September 13 primary fast approaching, RI Gov. Dan McKee last week unveiled a spending plan that doubles as a way to appeal to a wide swath of Rhode Islanders. Big spend on housing? Check. Money for education? Yep. How about more
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