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For nearly two decades, Matthew Thomas has served as chief sachem for the roughly 2,400-member Narragansett Indian Tribe based in Charlestown. How much longer he'll continue in that leadership post could now be up to a court to decide. The … more
Shipbuilding, a historical occupation in Rhode Island, will need hundreds of new workers in the next decade, starting this year. For the state, finding and preparing the needed employees represents a significant challenge. General Dynamics … more
Rhode Island business leaders are eager to find out how President-elect Donald J. Trump's pro-business, anti-immigration campaign rhetoric will translate into actionable policies. "On the positive side, anything related to infrastructure or … more
While they never really left Pawtucket, to many of us it sure seemed like they did. Last year was a difficult year for the community. more
PAWTUCKET – Attendance at McCoy Stadium is down dramatically through the first 18 home games of 2016, but Pawtucket Red Sox officials are chalking it up almost entirely to unprecedented bad weather for baseball. Bill Wanless, vice … more
For the first time in half a century, Providence has an opportunity to reimagine development in some of its neighborhoods southwest of downtown. The collaboration between city and state that has resulted in the latest proposal for the … more
The expansion of casinos across New England is good for state revenue, but not for people who have addictions to gambling. How much of a problem will this disorder become? A Providence College professor argues that the casinos scheduled to … more
A Superior Court judge on Friday approved a proposed $2.5 million settlement between the state and former executives of the failed video game company 38 Studios LLC, including former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. more
Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up. "It's not a secret minority [groups] have been growing at an accelerated rate," Oscar … more
If Rhode Island taxpayers are repaying a debt secured under fraudulent representation, should they keep paying? The recent disclosure that the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against the state's economic-development … more
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