A.H. Belo, the Dallas-based owner of the Providence Journal, has hired an Arkansas-based firm to help explore a possible sale of the ProJo, newspaper employees were told during a meeting with publisher Howard Sutton Wednesday morning.
You know those middle-of-the-night or early-morning awakenings when your senses are unusually sharp? The slightest sounds take on new meaning, or perhaps otherwise fleeting thoughts become intrusive. Solitude and silence, although sometimes disquieting, seem to invite deep reflection and unusually intense awareness. As Henry David Thoreau says in Walden, “I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.” And we hear echoes of these sentiments from Erik Wilker.
The state Department of Human Resources is trying to figure out why some 8,200 Rhode Islanders didn’t receive their state supplemental insurance payment as scheduled Monday. Officials suspect a problem with the banking transaction.
The town of North Kingstown has agreed to pay $7 million to the estate of a man who was gunned down by police. Most of the money will be spent on medical
On February 8th, 2009 North Kingstown police were asked to check on the welfare of Mark Kilcline, an 18-year-old who was depressed and wielding a steak knife. Police wound up shooting the mentally-ill teen nine times after he refused to put the knife down. Kilcline would be paralyzed for four years before dying in April of his injuries.
State lawmakers are looking at ways to strengthen Rhode Island’s prescription drug monitoring program. They say there are too many gaps in the current system that allow people to abuse prescription drugs.
I had a chance to speak to Department of Health director Dr. Michael Fine this morning as he traveled to a conference in Boston. The gathering, put on by the Lown Institute, is "From Avoidable Care to Right Care," convenes "...clinicians, patient advocates, and civic leaders to deepen our mutual understanding of the cultural, scientific, and ethical issues surrounding the overuse of medical services." (Dr.
Democratic businessman and lobbyist Brett Smiley formally launched his Providence mayoral campaign Tuesday morning, vowing to make Rhode Island's capital city a more equitable place. He also called for a supplemental tax on statewide gun and ammunition sales to fund expanded anti-violence efforts.
Speaking before an enthusiastic group of supporters at the Mount Hope Community Center on Camp Street, Smiley touted his progressive credentials while pledging progress in creating jobs and improving schools.
New international testing results show American high school students are only about average when compared to their peers in the developed world. The test, known as the Program for International Student Assessment or PISA, has long been a source of hand-wringing about American competitiveness and calls for more urgent reforms in public schools.
On today's podcast, the state's December pine tree is being called a Christmas Tree by Lincoln Chafee after criticism he faced for calling it a Christmas tree. And Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is scheduled to be inaugurated as the new Mayor of Woonsocket tonight.
Plus, Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison talks with University of Rhode Island psychology professor Lisa Weyandt on prescription drug abuse on college campuses.