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Was a federal judge right to void a national mask mandate...

A federal judge in Florida on April 18 voided the national mask mandate covering airplanes and other public transportation. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle...
NEW LIFE? After sitting vacant for nine years, Providence’s “Superman” building would be revived for residential and other uses under a $220 million plan that still needs some city ­approvals. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Do you support the $220 million, mixed-use ‘Superman’ building renovation plan?

After six months of negotiations, state leaders on April 12 unveiled a $220 million plan to turn Providence’s iconic “Superman” building into apartments, office,...
WILLEM VAN LANCKER'S new 'blue wave' design has been chosen as the winner of the RI State Plate Design Contest. / COURTESY R.I. DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Are you glad Rhode Island’s ‘Blue Wave’ license plate will only...

State leaders in December launched the RI State Plate Design Contest to come up with a replacement for the “Blue Wave” design that has...

Are you concerned enough about another spike in COVID-19 cases to...

The Food and Drug Administration on March 29 authorized a second COVID-19 booster for everyone age 50 and older. This could allow a fourth dose...
PROGRAM PARKED: Brian Palmer is the director of training for the Teamsters Local 251 Driving School, which offers commercial driver’s license certification training through a partnership with Real Jobs RI. The program has been temporarily shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Is union influence waning in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island remains the most unionized state in New England, but the percentage of union members among its workforce dropped from 17.8% to 15.7%...

Should the state and local communities continue providing remote access to...

An executive order issued by Gov. Daniel J. McKee allowing public government meetings to be held virtually expires at the end of the month. Government...

Do you believe state leaders are finally on the right path...

A House commission on March 10 unveiled an 11-bill package designed to take additional steps to address the state's affordable housing crisis. The legislation call...

Is this the right time for Rhode Island to legalize adult...

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Democratic legislative leaders on March 1 introduced a sweeping bill in the General Assembly to legalize adult recreational marijuana...
RHODE ISLAND'S TWO MAJOR HOSPITAL SYSTEMS, Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System, announced on Wednesday, Feb. 23, that they are withdrawing their application for a merger, after it was rejected in rulings issued recently by Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the Federal Trade Commission. / COURTESY LIFESPAN CORP., CARE NEW ENGLAND HEALTH SYSTEMS AND BROWN UNIVERSITY

Did Attorney General Peter F. Neronha make the right decision denying...

Attorney General Peter F. Neronha on Feb. 17 denied a proposed merger between Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System due to concerns...
Rick Simone founded EGN LLC, a consulting firm for marketing, public relations and event production, in 2012. He’s served as executive director of the Federal Hill Commerce Association since 2015. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Are you more comfortable dining out, shopping or attending events now...

Crowds have swelled in the capital city since Rhode Island’s statewide mask mandate for businesses expired Feb. 11. But is it a coincidence or due...

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