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RHODE ISLAND'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE increased to 4% in March, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. /AP FILE PHOTO / NAM Y. HUH

Are you concerned that R.I.’s unemployment rate has risen for six...

For the sixth consecutive month, Rhode Island's unemployment rate increased in March to 4%. The seasonally adjusted rate is one-tenth of a percentage point higher...

Should the state contribute additional funding to help support the redevelopment...

R.I. Secretary of Housing Stefan Pryor recently acknowledged the $220 million conversion of Providence’s “Superman” building at 111 Westminster St. may require additional funding...

Is age bias a problem in your workplace?

A recent survey by ResumeBuilder.com of 1,000 hiring managers nationwide found that 42% take into account applicants’ ages. And 36% of those hiring managers admit...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Brett P. Smiley has floated the possibility of removing the bike lanes on South Water Street to make more room for motor vehicles while part of the Washington Bridge is rebuilt over two years. / PBN PHOTO

Should Providence remove bike lanes to help ease traffic congestion related...

Providence Mayor Brett P. Smiley is considering removing bike lanes on South Water Street to help ease congestion related to the westbound Washington Bridge...

Are you concerned about the viability of financially ailing Our Lady...

The first of two public comment sessions on The Centurion Foundation’s proposal to purchase two hospitals from Prospect Medical Holdings was held March 19. The...
PVDFEST WILL BE HELD on Sept. 6-7 and return to downtown Providence this year. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

Did Providence make the right move bringing the annual PVDFest back...

Mayor Brett P. Smiley on March 12 announced that the city’s largest outdoor arts and culture celebration will return to the downtown in early...
BALLY'S CORP. built a 4,000-square-foot studio for the iGaming program that uses live dealers for the table games. / COURTESY BALLY'S CORP.

Was it a good idea for Rhode Island to allow online...

Rhode Island on March 5th became the seventh state to offer online casino gaming. Adults must be 21 or older to play slots and table...

Is Providence’s I-195 Redevelopment District the right location for a new...

Providence’s I-195 Redevelopment District Commission on Feb. 26 voted to give the R.I. Public Transit Authority until Oct. 1 to decide whether to relocate...
R.I. COMMERCE CORP. on Wednesday launched its new "All That" tourism campaign. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Do you like Rhode Island’s new statewide tourism campaign and slogan...

The state on Feb. 21 unveiled a new tourism marketing campaign that’s been more than a year in the making. The campaign features the slogan...
ALL FINANCING ASPECTS for the Tidewater Landing stadium in Pawtucket have closed. / COURTESY FORTUITOUS PARTNERS

Did Pawtucket and the state make the right bet in backing...

Tidewater Landing soccer stadium developer Fortuitous Partners on Feb. 8 announced that all financing on the United Soccer League team’s future 10,000-plus-seat Pawtucket stadium...
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