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Taking ownership of public education

Rhode Island needs a well-educated workforce to strengthen small businesses, the backbone of our economy. We need a strong, stable public education system to...

PT an alternative to opioids

The 16th-century philosopher Francis Bacon once observed that on many occasions, “The remedy is worse than the disease.” And this would seem to be...

BPCI a roadmap for caregivers

There has been much written about innovations within hospitals, primary and other settings of care. However, as the population continues to age, post-acute and...

Protect small businesses from predatory lending

If you knew what you were doing, would you sign a contract allowing a company to sue you and take your money whenever it...

Romaine scare is … reassuring

Is nothing safe anymore, now that the U.S. government is warning of the danger of leafy greens? The alert not to eat romaine lettuce...

U.S. poorer than it thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs...

Workers trapped by noncompetes

Why have wages been so slow to rise at a time when demand for workers has pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest...

People with disabilities eager to work

With more than 6 million unfilled positions and companies reporting they are challenged to find skilled workers, job training and continuing education is more...

Tourists are coming back

The storyline goes something like this: Dislike and/or fear of President Donald Trump, tougher visa rules and border enforcement, and reports of hostility to...

Caregivers don’t have to do it alone

As the average life expectancy continues to surpass previous decades, Americans are staying in the workforce longer than ever. Baby boomers are the first...
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