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Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
Harriet Powell was walking the trails near her North Kingstown home one day when she came across signs urging people not to swim or fish in a pond not far from a town well. When she enquired about the problem, she learned pesticides had been dumped there but because local regulations didn’t require it, no one had notified the town water department of the problem. more
The first permanent structure to rise from Providence’s Interstate 195 lands almost certainly won’t be a new office or apartment building, but the long-planned pedestrian bridge crossing the Providence River. more
Even a $13 million federal grant hasn’t convinced candidates for governor or mayor of Providence to embrace a proposed city streetcar system. more
R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who helped push through changes to the struggling employee retirement system, won the Democratic nomination to run for governor of the nation’s smallest state in November. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee was joined this month by several key legislators during a signing ceremony at the Statehouse of legislation to eliminate the “master lever,” or straight-party voting option, on all nonprimary Rhode Island elections that will be held after Jan. 1, 2015. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Alliance for Healthy Homes, an effort that aims to raise awareness about the cost of unhealthy housing and provide cross-sector coordination of education, resources and services among state, city and community-based service organizations, was launched last week. more
Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
In a seminal case issued in 1981, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Upjohn v. United States that the attorney-client privilege applies to corporations. The Supreme Court explained that business organizations depend upon confidential communications to seek or obtain legal counsel in light of the “vast and complicated array of regulatory legislation.” more
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