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Editorials

Potential for cures too great to ignore

The groundswell to expand stem cell research has reached Rhode Island, and not a moment too soon. Without question, the quest to use stem cells...

Public health should take higher priority

The Rhode Island Hospitality and Tourism Association is to be commended for creating a self-inspection program for food-service establishments. Developed with cooperation from the...

A powerful incentive that is necessary

Utility customers who generate their own electricity – say, through solar panels or a wind turbine – get a credit from the utility for...

Hard work will deliver this fantasy

U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy had it right – the “sheer immensity” of the plan that The Procaccianti Group unveiled last week for Newport’s...

Designing economy breeds vitality

A key component of the “innovation economy” is the commercialization of intellectual capital. To wit: the brainiacs have to leave the comfort of the...

State’s future depends on children’s lives

Nearly one of every five children in Rhode Island lives in poverty. Nearly one in 10 lives in extreme poverty, under $8,122 for...

Small business here affected by war in Iraq

The nation’s laws rightly protect the civilian jobs of reserve soldiers and sailors and National Guardsmen who go overseas to fight this nation’s wars....

Imagining the worst helps secure the best

Disaster is an overused term – if the coffee shop runs out of raspberry flavoring for your skim latte, it’s a disaster! But when...

Rite Care churn gives state black eye

The federal government has given Rhode Island – and the rest of the country – a budgetary gift. Because of stricter requirements to...

Good investments are important for R.I.

Just as the state should be careful how it cuts spending (see this week’s lead editorial, on RIte Care), it must also take great...
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