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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Op-Ed

Discounted tuition? Far from a no-brainer

Not long after the COVID-19 pandemic caused colleges to start teaching remotely, students balked at the idea of paying full tuition. It’s not hard...

Business major fails to attract Latinos

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the inequity of the U.S. economy toward minority racial and ethnic groups. Research shows that successful entrepreneurship can help reduce...

Extra $600 for the unemployed is high, but vital

Americans who lost their jobs because of the pandemic had been getting a $600 bump on top of state benefits in their weekly unemployment...

The overlooked part of gender pay gap

That women are paid less than male colleagues is a stubborn fact in the U.S. ­workplace. As of July, women earned 84 cents for every...
Dylan Conley

Small business neglected in recovery plans

Congress has failed Rhode Island business. When the Great Recession hit in 2008, despite the lessons that could have been learned from the dotcom...

Mask mandates don’t violate Constitution

Many public health professionals and politicians are urging or requiring citizens to wear face masks to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some...
HOME FOCUS: Ella Gonzalez, Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina director of sales and marketing, stands on a pier where the hotel is hosting a fitness studio’s cycling classes. / PBN FILE PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. attractions, residents relying on each other this summer

“It’s not about making money this year, it’s about surviving,” said Atlantic Inn owner Brad Marthens. He was talking about his delayed reopening this...

Now is time to reinvent city roadways

Sticking closer to home because of COVID-19 has shown many people what cities can be like with less traffic, noise, congestion and pollution. Roads...
Joan Retsinas

Charting our own course to our detriment

We Americans believe we are exceptional. The notion is bred into our psychic DNA. The history textbooks that have passed the scrutiny of local...

Frivolous lawsuits would stifle a recovery

As our region slowly advances on the path toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing the ripple effects of this unprecedented crisis...

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