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Ease path for psychology interns to help fill students’ mental health needs

“One in five children live with a mental health disorder. If we want to reach these children, it is imperative that we start in our nation’s schools.” — Nicholas Covino

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Couple’s fears are real, but waging a drug war is not a solution

“Throwing more police or more prisons at substance abuse won’t help users or neighborhoods.” — Kade Crockford

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If Ryan knows what’s good for him, he’ll derail Trump’s White House quest

Paul Ryan could be “a constant impediment to a President Trump’s outrageous ideas, and therefore a constant target of Trump’s lies and slander.” — Brad Leland

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For Trump, White House is little more than an item on a to-do list

“The problem — for us, not for Trump — is that he is clueless about the real problems a president faces.” — Stephen Polit

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As hydro faces obstacles, state should do more to boost offshore wind

“For offshore wind to take off here, we need a legislative requirement that utilities purchase a significant amount of the resource.” — Ann Berwick

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Tilting toward tariff war puts our economy at risk

“Trade protectionism is an invitation to tariff retaliation that would negatively affect millions of US export-related jobs.” — Warren Salinger

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Gripping account of a faith community in transition

“Change such as that experienced by this West Medford church is heartrending and personal, and it was captured brilliantly.” — Steve Farrell

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Congregation was not alone on its journey

“This is a gift that Sanctuary United Church of Christ provides to every church — an embodiment of the faith we profess. ” — The Rev. Wendy Vander Hart

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Starving of public universities is a national problem

“All 50 states have reduced their contributions to public higher ed over the past decade, with predictable consequences, including rising tuitions.” — Jonathan F. Fanton

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Bostonians hunger for real data points about school quality

“In all the back and forth about the adequacy of the school budget, we the residents of Boston are left in the dark.” — Peter Kwass

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Students’ protest should be heeded, not flicked away

“Their lesson should not be that the Globe is dismissive of their efforts.” — Matt Cregor

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Too quick to target teacher pay as cause of Boston school woes

“Rich towns pay teachers well to educate students who are already well supported financially. Boston teachers work under much more difficult circumstances.” — John V. Callahan

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Weld may be quirky, but his leap into 2016 race is a serious step

“There is a serious element to Weld’s entering the race as a running mate on the Libertarian ticket. “ — Frederic Alper

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A renewed Kendall Square? They’ll believe it when they see it

“Cambridge is in danger of morphing into another Seaport District.” — Donald A. Davidoff and Susan Tarlow

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Obama should take real steps toward eliminating nuclear weapons

“This is his last chance to make real change, and a lofty speech isn’t going to cut it.” — Mary Popeo

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Our citizens share the danger, and cost, of US nuclear arsenal

“With the Cold War over, we should be uniting the world in nuclear disarmament.” — William Lambers

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Network of nonprofits working in partnership with state over homelessness

“Shelter providers always envisioned a system that is flexible and focused on preventing homelessness in the first place.” — Richard Ring

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Multipronged approach is the only way to address homelessness

“The administration’s plan to finance development of affordable housing and preserve existing affordable units couldn’t come at a better time.” — Deborah Hughes

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Appeal for Zika funding lacked necessary partisan edge

“You blame ‘Congress’ when the fault lies with the Republican faction.” — Patricia Rackowski

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Okla. abortion law went too far in targeting doctors

“As a provider of comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortions, I am professionally insulted by the recent Oklahoma legislation.” — Dr. Kristyn Brandi

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Strong arm of political clout is well flexed when it supports working people

“We need Walsh, and all politicians, to do more to support labor unions and working-class people, not less.” — Alex Wallach Hanson

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Computer system is a prescription for job dissatisfaction

“We cannot expect the computer to replace dedication, integrity, and the sense of responsibility inherent in health care.” — Dr. Michael Levin

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A boon for billing, perhaps, if not for patient care

“Epic’s deficiencies in providing useful, up-to-date medical information have become well known in the medical community.” — Dr. Daniel Tarsy

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Even when working, these systems can saddle patients with errors

“The fact that your doctor spends more time making eye contact with the computer screen than with you is not the only negative.” — Lois Ambash

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Think tank’s report misses big picture on UMass strategy

“The University of Massachusetts Amherst is educating record numbers of Massachusetts residents.” — Kumble R. Subbaswamy