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Friday, September 25, 2020

Op-Ed

Past lesson should guide hospital merger

As prospects for a merger between Rhode Island’s two hospital systems appear to grow more promising (“Lifespan, CNE Move Forward With Letter of Intent...
Joan Retsinas

We’ve nearly returned to our uninsured past

Remember the uninsured? Those 45 million among us dominated the 2008 presidential campaign, then the 2012 campaign. What could the nation do? We had...

‘Archways to Opportunity’ is changing lives

Hayleigh Correia of Pawtucket could not have imagined where her life would take her when she first walked into the McDonald’s restaurant in Providence....

Fixes possible for U.S. manufacturing sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products. With heavy reliance on global supply chains and foreign...

Voting by mail inconsistent across nation

While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on the likelihood of voter fraud, there...
BACK IN PRINT: PBN’s print issue is back! It was last published on March 20, when the state was in the midst of a near shutdown of its economy to help stop the spread of COVID 19.

Return of PBN print edition one more sign of state’s slow...

This week’s issue marks the return of PBN’s print edition, one more sign of Rhode Island’s slow comeback from March’s near economic shutdown to...

Racism is everybody’s business

What matters to Rhode Island’s minority business community matters to the rest of the state’s businesses and its economy. It’s common sense and also...

U.S. has a lot to lose with TikTok, WeChat ban

The Trump administration’s announced bans on Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat could have unintended consequences. The orders bar the apps from doing...

Shortened census count will hurt communities of color

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time than in the past counting all Americans, and it is now...
Steven J. King

Quonset preps for post-pandemic economy

Quonset Business Park continues to be a bustling hub of activity, despite the challenging economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. As the leading engine...

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