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THE U.S. is experiencing a lack of skilled labor amid a tight labor market. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MARK KAUZLARICH

Opinion: Employers can’t retrain the U.S. workforce by themselves

Regardless of industry, today’s workers are bound by a common anxiety: their jobs will one day be performed by robots. While the threat is more imminent...
Bill Lynn

Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...

Incremental change to health insurance has always been the way

Ask a progressive for the taboo word in health policy: incremental.The phrase-du-jour is “Medicare for All.” We need it NOW. All the Democratic candidates...

Community must drive changes in Providence schools

As Rhode Island education commissioner Angélica Infante-Green seeks approval for state intervention in Providence’s public schools, it is imperative that change in the district...

Four-year degrees not for everyone

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wants to turn K-12 schooling into K-16 – in other words, to move toward making public four-year colleges free and...

City dwellers’ hidden footprint

Dense, transit-oriented development is more environmentally friendly than suburban sprawl. But city dwellers shouldn’t get too smug about that. Just because an urban apartment...

Stop posturing on immigration

America’s immigration policies are broken, and there’s little sign in Washington of a bipartisan desire to fix them. President Donald Trump rages on about...

Congress must pass USMCA

While the U.S. economy continues to show steady signs of growth, there is considerable concern in the business community about current U.S. trade policies...

NAFTA alternative a bad deal

President Donald Trump claims he has “tremendous Democrat support” in the House for the accord he signed last year with Mexico and Canada to...
Stefan Pryor

R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
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