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Skimming above the water heading south toward Block Island aboard the Ava Pearl, a high-speed catamaran, in mid-October, a line of offshore wind turbines begins to grow ever-larger on the horizon. The excitement among the nearly 100 passengers – … more
The Veterans Administration is creating the world's largest genomic database, having already enrolled some 500,000 veterans in its Million Veteran Project to study the effects genes have on health Dr. Satish Sharma, Providence VA Medical … more
The total amount of unfunded public-pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities is staggering for many cities. In Providence, the unfunded post-employment benefits, largely related to health care expenses for former employees, is … more
Providence City Council's rejection of a proposed $40 million infrastructure bond issuance has laid bare the shortcomings of the current system for electing its members. Citing concerns about the city's fiscal condition, the group against … more
When people talk about the big picture, it is usually a metaphor. But in the case of offshore wind energy, it's a lot more than that. As this week's cover story and photo, "Will being first pay off for Ocean State?" make clear, offshore … more
Ken Block is not a fan of the state's integrated eligibility system, half of the United Health Infrastructure Project, which went online mid-September and is an IT requirement of the Affordable Care Act. "In my professional opinion a … more
Research has established that trauma has the potential to affect children long after they reach adulthood. Helping young adults with these experiences, which could include witnessing violent crime, enduring domestic violence, sexual assault … more
The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.6 percent in September from August, and similarly unmoved from the September 2015 rate, according to a Thursday release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. more
Respondents in a poll commissioned by Bryant University generally favored the bond requests that will be considered by voters in the Nov. 8 general election, with two-thirds or more saying they would approve state borrowing directed to veterans’ housing and environmental improvements. more
Americans’ economic expectations rose to a nine-month high in October even as households’ current assessments of the economy and buying climate dimmed last week, according to figures in the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index released Thursday. more
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