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Rhode Island House Democrats have backed off a plan to move business permitting functions of two state environmental agencies under the authority of a proposed state commerce office. more
A new type of flu vaccine developed at the U.S. National Institutes of Health outperformed existing products in animal tests, possibly paving the way for a new generation of vaccines. more
Traditionally, employers focused on helping employees who were injured at work get back to work early with RTW. Recognizing the value of a healthy workforce, the commonalities of recovering from on and off the job injuries, the efficiencies of coordinating RTW efforts, and the greater risk exposure to discrimination claims when workers are treated differently depending on the reason for their absence, some employers are moving toward integrating occupational and non-occupational cases to reduce absences and lower claims costs. more
WORCESTER, Mass. – National Grid last week unveiled plans for the future home of its Sustainability Hub, a 2,200-square-foot facility located within the company’s smart-grid pilot area in Worcester. more
PROVIDENCE – Jamestown and the Narragansett Bay Commission were among the winners at the annual Narragansett Water Pollution Control Association banquet held in May, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced. more
WASHINGTON – Less than one in four small businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy – including those in Rhode Island – have had their U.S. Small Business Administration loan applications approved, according to the Government Accountability Office. more
Having documented Rhode Island’s projected future need of hospital beds in a report delivered on April 30 to the R.I. General Assembly, the state’s Health Care Planning and Accountability Advisory Council is laying the groundwork for a statewide plan to help control ever-rising care and insurance costs. more
Slater Technology Fund is waiting patiently - but still waiting – for the bulk of $9 million in federal stimulus crucial to its transformation from a state-funded investment vehicle to a self-sustaining, venture-capital firm. more
Central to the argument for saving Providence’s Superman Building with public investment is a vision of the downtown economy driven by residents as much as office workers. more
Rhode Island’s longtime efforts to boost the quality of K-12 public education have hit turbulence with teachers unions pushing to replace state Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist as her June 7 contract renewal date approaches. more
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