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Clean under ramps around downtown

Downtown Providence has looked great since the formation of the Downtown Improvement District, which has invested in beautifying the city and sends out crews...

‘V’ is for venality, not for virtue

The latest elected state official to do the perp walk is former House Majority Leader and Corporations Committee Chairman Gerard M. Martineau, who has...

These hackers meet to share, not destroy

The stereotype paints geeks as solitary, socially maladroit tech-heads who are more comfortable with their computers than with human companions. But the Providence Geeks...

Allow Blue Cross to build downtown

When Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced that it wanted to build its new headquarters next to the Waterplace condominiums in...

SCHIP veto exposes mistaken assumptions

In only his fourth veto, President George W. Bush struck down a bill to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which...

Innovation’s success is key to the future

The Providence Business News regularly celebrates the best of Rhode Island’s business community. Our awards programs – from the 40 Under Forty, to...

Successful? Yes, but not beyond question

Even if the state weren’t facing enormous deficits, it would still be the General Assembly’s and the governor’s responsibility to make sure that tax...

Yucky things come in small packages, too

Deer ticks carry Lyme disease, babesiosis and anaplasmosis, costing Rhode Island an estimated $10 million per year in medical expenses and lost wages. The...

Open records law needs an update

In 1979, Rhode Island became the 49th state to enact an open-records law guaranteeing the right to view state and municipal agency records, including...

Change is a constant in health care field

Two unrelated stories show two sides of the complex reality of health care in America.With continuing operating deficits, exacerbated by changes in Medicare reimbursements,...
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