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Just My Opinion: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, we remember this remarkable man by reprinting this column written on Jan. 15, 2016, a day before what would have been his birthday. Tomorrow – Sunday – is Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, celebrated on Monday as a federal holiday. How far have

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Just My Opinion: Freedom is stronger than fear

On this weekend, when we celebrate both Passover and Easter, we are reminded of those who today – in our country and around the world – are struggling for freedom. I think the words of Elie Wiesel in the preface to his Passover Haggadah are particularly relevant today and equally applicable to both Jews and

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Op-Ed: Governor’s budget targets residential providers

Governor Raimondo and DCYF have proposed a “voluntary” cut of 12% in current residential treatment reimbursement rates for traumatized youth and a $4.4 million reduction in residential treatment funding for the new fiscal year. The Governor and her administration apparently have forgotten the fact that these rates were negotiated less than a year ago, in

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Op-Ed: Ballpark proposal is good for city and state

The following Op-Ed was written and submitted by Elizabeth A. Crowley, a Democratic State Senator representing District 16 (which includes Central Falls and a portion of Pawtucket) and Donna M. Nesselbush, a Democratic State Senator representing District 15 (which includes portions of Pawtucket and North Providence). The views and opinions expressed within are not necessarily those

Proposed 12.5% Cuts from DCYF reimbursement rates would cripple delivery of quality care to youth

Middletown, Rhode Island –  According to Marty Sinnott, President & CEO of social service agency Child & Family, the proposed 12.5% reduction in the RI Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) reimbursement rates for the children living in Child & Family-run residential housing would cripple his agency’s ability to continue to provide the highest quality,

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