By Steve Ahlquist on August 18, 2017
“That was a moment when the President of the United States should have had the ability and the willingness to look into a camera and say, ‘This is disgraceful. The KKK and neo-Nazis and white supremacists do not belong on the streets of this city. They are undermining core American values,’” said Representative David Cicilline […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 2, 2017
National Gun Violence Prevention Day was inspired the friends of Hadiya Pendleton, a teen who marched in President Barrack Obama’s second inaugural parade and was shot and killed a week later near her home in Chicago. Hadiya Pendleton would have turned 18 today.
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By Steve Ahlquist on May 18, 2017
“…I don’t see Manning’s commutation as a victory,” said Coombs, “I see it as an unfortunate failure of military justice to do its job.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 13, 2017
“But I was…” said Molly Henry.
“No. You cannot speak,” insisted Providence City Councilor Terrence Hassett, “It’s the rule of the chamber.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on June 13, 2016
Rhode Island responds to the Pulse tragedy.
Updated Monday, June13, 5pm
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By Steve Ahlquist on August 4, 2015
“Building this plant is like investing in land line phone companies in 2005. When Gina Raimondo announces this plant at the Providence Chamber of Commerce, 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence RI, on Tuesday at 10am, she will be announcing a failure of leadership, a failure of vision, and a wasted opportunity.”
By Steve Ahlquist on April 25, 2015
“Paid leave is good for business and employees,” said Cicilline, “Supporting programs like paid leave promotes [employee] retention, recruitment of employees and improves productivity.”
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