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Humanity is engaged in a high-stakes race with its own growth: Lest our use of energy and materials get out of control, we must constantly innovate to become more efficient. Unfortunately, new research suggests we may be losing. more
When Stephen Breyer, President Bill Clinton’s second appointment to the Supreme Court, was sworn in as an associate justice at a White House ceremony in 1994, Justice Antonin Scalia came up to me, put his arm around my shoulder, and said with a bright, mischievous smile, “First Ruth, and now Steve? Cass, it’s ALMOST enough to make me vote Democrat.” more
2015 was not a good year for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. n In August, the EPA polluted a Colorado river by causing the release of 3 million gallons of water contaminated with heavy metals, which can cause cancer and kidney … more
There's no secret that Rhode Island is having a bit of a problem finding enough money to invest in critical infrastructure, such as roads and bridges. The costs associated with providing even the basic state services continues to climb. On … more
“In the future, there will be tolls on cars and the money will go into the general fund!” This has been a rallying point for those opposing the RhodeWorks plan, which involves tolls on 18-wheelers. The problem with this rallying cry? It is wildly misleading and inaccurate. 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
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s what many states and metro areas desperately needed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. So our program launched the Metro Monitor in 2009 to track jobs, housing prices and other indicators of post-recession recovery in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. more
Who had it worst in New Hampshire? more
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open more than 400 new U.S. restaurants this year (and around 8,000 in what it deems the “long term”) as it expands westward from its East Coast base. more
In an annual check up of our nation’s health, Rhode Island’s overall health ranked #14 among all 50 states in 2015. As a state, we do exceptionally well from a policy standpoint, but still do need to improve in many areas. more
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