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Should Kennedy Plaza be part of a new plan for multiple...

The R.I. Department of Transportation's plan to create multiple bus hubs in downtown Providence would reduce bus berths in Kennedy Plaza from 12 to...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO wants state lawmakers to grant authority for regulators to fine National Grid Rhode Island and other utilities for poor performance. / COURTESY NATIONAL GRID

Should the state be able to fine National Grid Rhode Island...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says the state may be at a distinct disadvantage in trying to get National Grid Rhode Island to respond quicker...

Are you glad to see rentable electric scooters back in Providence?

Rentable electric scooters are again popping in small groups around downtown Providence and other parts of the city. Two companies have been permitted by the...

Was Gov. Gina M. Raimondo right to file a lawsuit to...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court challenging the need for legislative approval of marijuana and hemp regulations. The...

Should business leaders heed R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green’s call to...

R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green has said she'll be counting on new partnerships with educational institutions, businesses and government or nonprofit agencies to help...
BAD ROADS: Local communities are responsible for keeping track of their own road-repair projects. An effort in the late 1980s to ensure consistent pavement quality for local roads failed once state funding ran out. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should the state and local communities develop a system to ensure...

Rhode Island's roads and bridges are annually recognized as being among the nation's worst. The good news is that the state and many local communities...
HELPING HAND: The state recently announced the fourth round of recipients of Wavemaker Fellowships, which help STEM and design professionals defray student-loan debt.

Should the state expand popular Wavemaker Fellowship tax credits beyond those...

The state recently announced that 153 college graduates working in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design fields in Rhode Island will receive Wavemaker Fellowship...

Will you go see ‘Hamilton’ when it returns to the Providence...

This past summer's three-week run of the award-winning musical "Hamilton" was a great success for the Providence Performing Arts Center and the capital city. Nearly...
WAS THE BANKRUPTCY filing of Purdue Pharma a way the owners of the company, the Sackler family, could protect their personal fortunes from the effects of the more than 2,000 lawsuits that have been filed against the company and the Sacklers? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GEORGE FREY

Did the Sackler family take money out of Purdue Pharma for...

When Purdue Pharma LP filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, it was in no small measure to blunt the effects of the more then...
REALLY NOT NEEDED? The proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Burrillville was rejected over the summer by state regulators after the company proposing to build it, Invenergy, could not prove to the state Energy Facility Siting Board that it was needed. Now a study by the Rocky Mountain Institute questions whether nearly all plants across the nation such as this will be economically feasible at all within a decade and a half, thus supporting more investments in renewable energy. / COURTESY INVENERGY LLC

Should Rhode Island – or any state – be permitting new...

A study released Sept. 9 said that by 2035 it will be more expensive to operate 90% of natural gas-fired power plants being considered...
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