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THE NOMINATION of federal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, pictured here, has yielded deep partisan disagreements inside and outside of Congress. / BLOOMERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Whom do you believe, Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh?

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the challenge to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court drew more than 20 million...
UNEMPLOYMENT IN Rhode Island declined 0.4 percentage points year over year and 0.1 percentage points month to month in August. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Has your company added employees in the last three-and-a-half years?

Since Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took office in January 2015, the unemployment rate in Rhode Island has gone from 6.6 percent to 4 percent...
CHINA RESPONDED to the most recent round of tariffs from President Donald Trump with retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of U.S. goods. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/OILAI SHEN

Have the tariffs levied so far affected your company, or will...

As the trade war continues to expand the size and scope of tariffs, economic models predict that more pieces of the American economy will...
WHAT TO DO? Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, the nonprofit organization supporting the state's official school vessel and tall ship ambassador, SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, announced the ship would be docked for an indefinite amount of time as the group weighs its financial future. / COURTESY OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND/TED NEIGHBORS

What should the state do now that the nonprofit controlling the...

The news that the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry had “paused” operations was a sad reminder that not all grand plans succeed. The nonprofit that...
FUN-SIZED may be the theme of the state's most recent tourism campaign, but what activity did you find the most enjoyable over the summer vacation season? / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Now that schools are back in session, what was your favorite...

The current marketing slogan for Rhode Island is “Fun-Sized.” Now that summer vacation season is behind us, which of the Ocean State’s many attractions did...
THE OCEAN STATE's transportation infrastructure is known to be decaying, as shown in this photo of the Tobey Street on-ramp to Route 6 West, one of the contributing factors to the state initiating its RhodeWorks program. What should the state's priorities be when it comes to infrastructure investments? / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Which of these areas of infrastructure investment do you think is...

The second Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit will take place on Sept. 17, and the topic it will take on is an important one for...
A RENDERING of the newly announced Worcester, Mass., stadium that will house the Pawtucket Red Sox following the end of the team's tenure at McCoy Stadium. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Who is most responsible for the PawSox leaving Rhode Island and...

The news that the Pawtucket Red Sox are leaving Rhode Island and moving to Worcester, Mass., has launched a series of finger-pointing campaigns that...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...
ACCORDING TO A July poll from Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12, the race for governor remains a dead heat between Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Republican Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung. All told, there seem to be six major candidates for the state's top elected office. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO AND RUPERT WHITELEY

Even though there is a long way to go, who do...

Roughly one month from Rhode Island’s primary election, a poll taken by Roger Williams University and WPRI-TV CBS 12 says that the governor’s race...
THANKS TO A NEW AGREEMENT between the state and the Newport Festivals Foundation, the Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival are going to be produced at Fort Adams State Park for the next 25 years. In addition, the deal calls for the creation of a museum to the festivals to be built in the park. / COURTESY NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Have you ever attended either the Newport Folk or Newport Jazz...

The recent signing of a 25-year agreement to have Fort Adams State Park in Newport host the Newport Jazz and Newport Folk festivals in...
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