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(Updated, July 8, 9:53 a.m.) The renewable energy giant SolarCity on Thursday announced plans to hire up to 80 new employees in the wake of newly enacted legislation that promotes the expansion of alternative energy in Rhode Island. more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
Superimposed on a tennis court-sized board at ISO New England is a real-time simulation of the region's power grid. Roughly 350 generators across the six-state region are connected by a dizzying number of interconnecting lines depicting … more
A divided Federal Reserve left its policy rate unchanged for a sixth consecutive meeting, saying it would wait for more evidence of progress toward its goals, while projecting that an increase is still likely by year-end. more
The Trump administration will return to court Tuesday to argue it has broad authority over national security and to demand reinstatement of a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries that stranded refugees, triggered protests and handed the young government its first crucial test. more
Three questions: What does Donald J. Trump’s election portend for higher education? How should we respond to ill-conceived, threatening, or dangerous initiatives from Washington? Is higher education somehow complicit in President-elect Trump’s victory? more
Former state representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to nine criminal charges related to stealing from a dead person’s estate and a special-needs trust, committing fraud and falsifying documents. more
U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed announced Friday $9.3 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation to reduce jet noise affecting residents living near T.F. Green Airport. Of the $9.3 million, $887,032 is expected to help to voluntarily acquire three homes impacted by aircraft noise. An additional $8,435,954 will provide sound insulation mitigation to airport-area residences. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Republican Party Chairman Brandon Bell filed a formal complaint Oct. 31 with the R.I. Board of Elections over a mailer endorsing Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, WPRI-TV CBS 12 reported. The complaint alleges … more
(Updated 6 p.m.) In a surprise midsession move, Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed announced on Wednesday she will leave her post as one of the most powerful politicians in the state to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. more
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