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Rhode Island is one of the most progressive states in the country, at least when it comes to the views of its citizens. Its residents vote Democrat by large margins and generally hold views that are in agreement with-or to the left of-the more
It's mid -August and the stores are bustling with families scrambling to get their school supplies, outfits, and new shoes before the school year begins in just a few short weeks. Children are excitedly trying on sneakers and shoes, more
By REP. PATRICIA MORGAN Once a year, the General Assembly has the opportunity to set Rhode Island's financial course. We pass a budget. That budget indicates the priorities of those in power. Unfortunately, this year, despite all the self-praise and more
Save the date for Apple Fest The Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce and Washington Trust present the 29th annual Apple Festival, to be held on Sept. 17-18. Come and enjoy this time-honored … more
Why do temperatures continue to rise every year?  Why are we fearful of and denying immigrants the opportunity for a safer and better life? Why are we fighting war after war, destroying cultures, … more
In early May, municipal leaders and public safety personnel from 14 communities across Rhode Island stood with me at the State House to send a strong and unified message to the General Assembly: The time to act on more
We will hear our fair share of partisan politics this campaign season but I hope we can all come together to support Question 2 on the November ballot. If voters … more
Rhode Island was hit harder than most states by the decline in American manufacturing. As we lost thousands of jobs, we didn’t do enough to position our state for growth in fast-growing, advanced … more
We live in the Ocean State, and this fact is nourishing to my faith. Aside from outer space, no realm is more mysterious to us than our oceans. Where else do you most feel this reverential awe – … more
A little over a month ago, I was proud to be appointed the chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight. In my new role, my focus will be making government work for Rhode Islanders. I hear from my … more
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