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Close to seven years ago, Bob Houghtaling wrote this article recognizing the importance of Martin Luther King as part of a 50th Anniversary celebration regarding the March on Washington. We reprint it today in recognition of King's upcoming birthday and more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN British historian Lord Harold Acton famously said: All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. After a war for independence against a tyrannical British monarchy, the framers of our United States Constitution more
By ZACHARY S. FARRELL Far too many of Rhode Island's children go to school every day in dangerously crumbling and obsolete school buildings. In fact, the Rhode Island School Building Authority has calculated that the average age of school buildings more
For me, as for most, the holidays are about spending time with family and feeling grateful for what you have. It’s no different for families with loved ones in nursing homes who just want to … more
By JOSEPH H. CROWLEY "e;Rethinking our approach to education,"e; a Dec. 19 letter from Peter A. Filippi, needs a rebuttal. Mr. Filippi suggests regionalizing and privatizing our public education would save millions of dollars. Mr. Filippi offers some suspect more
By MAUREEN MAIGRET Like most older adults, at age 90 Anne wanted to stay in her own home when she started to need some help. Staying at home by using home care or adult day services is a realistic choice for many older adults with adequate means. For more
By MICHAEL ALBANESE Amazon is ready to take over the world. In Amazon's annual filing at the beginning of the year, they listed "e;transportation and logistics services"e; companies in their competitors for the first time. This means that Amazon is expected more
By MEGHAN MIMNAUGH Losing a loved one is always painful. It's particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom died from a C. diff infection, I had never heard of it. She was being treated with antibiotics for pneumonia in the more
Across the state in recent months, there has been an enormous amount of hand-wringing by some school officials over an advisory opinion issued this past April by former state commissioner of … more
All Rhode Islanders benefit from our state’s partnerships with Twin River and IGT. Lottery revenues are the third largest source of state income and are used to provide essential state services … more
By SEN. JAMES C. SHEEHAN Seldom do we recognize historical turning points as they unfold. Today, we stand at a crucial crossroads in the life of our republic. Three years ago candidate Donald Trump welcomed and accepted help from Russian President more
By MEGAN KENNEALLY Some people may think that a way to quit smoking cigarettes might be to try a vaping product. However, the effects of vaping products are similar to those that occur after smoking cigarettes. Do you ever see a dramatic puff of smoke more
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