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We have spent much time exploring what is wrong with today’s health care system and what needs to be done by its participants (providers, insurers, employers and patients). This article will address the remaining very important system participants – elected and appointed government officials. more
With the Dec. 31 deadline looming, Rhode Islanders continued to enroll at HealthSourceRI.com, with the total number of new private plan enrollees (including those who have not yet paid) reaching 9,803 since the website went live on Oct. 1. more
It may not be spring, but as the new year dawns there are green shoots sprouting up across the state’s real estate development ecosystem. more
Not long after Rhode Island lawmakers approved a $1.25 million package of new programs to fight joblessness last summer, the state’s unemployment rate began its latest creep upward before settling at 9 percent in November, 2 percentage points higher than the national average and tied for the highest in the country. more
Dennis Nixon, the new director of Rhode Island’s Sea Grant program, has long been involved in the environmental, legal and social currents of the waterways of the Ocean State. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley, D-Central Falls, was elected a 2014 state director for Women In Government by her legislative colleagues. more
PROVIDENCE – Bonnie Nickerson, director of long-range planning for the city’s Department of Planning and Development, was presented the 2013 Distinguished Leadership Award by the American Planning Association’s Rhode Island chapter. more
A truly Big Brother would line everybody up, make them roll up their sleeves, and vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate against the flu. A simple, if draconian, solution to a draconian virus. more
It would be a stretch to say that Thayer Street in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood and Main Street in Woonsocket are two peas in a pod. more
Created to generate potential solutions to the Sakonnet River Bridge tolling controversy, the East Bay Bridge Commission – which is due to make recommendations in less than a month – should take this opportunity to deal comprehensively with all of the state’s transportation infrastructure needs. more
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