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MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
GOV. GINA M. Raimondo signed the paid sick leave bill passed by the General Assembly in a special session this month, as well as a bill that makes public certain 38 Studios investigation documents. But she vetoed the bill that would have more easily granted disability pensions to firefighters. / PBN FILE PHOTO / MICHAEL SALERNO

Does the nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase in Community College of...

The Community College of Rhode Island was surprised by the success of the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship, as it saw a nearly 50 percent...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

Will the Wexford Innovation Center on the former Interstate 195 land...

When a collection of local elected officials and business community leaders gathered for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence, they...
THE SENATE GOP has revived its effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act but is running out of time to pass the measure with a simple majority. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Does the Graham-Cassidy bill to alter the Affordable Care Act deserve...

As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider the health care bill being presented by Sens. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., the issue...
A NEW WAY TO BUILD: This "fortified" house built by Caldwell & Johnson fronts a saltmarsh and Narragansett Bay in Wickford village in North Kingstown and has structural improvements that make it resistant to wind, rain, sea level rise, and other environmental factors. PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should cities devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma be rebuilt exactly...

With 2017 turning out to be a year of very powerful hurricanes, it makes sense to ask whether it is time to re-evaluate how...
NO DEFERRED ACTION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5, announcing the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated under President Barack Obama. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Should the U.S. government rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

By setting a time limit on the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by executive order by former President Barack...
THE PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION has commissioned a report that finds a proposed $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox would pose a minimal financial risk for taxpayers and the team. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Is the state Senate’s plan for fall hearings around the state...

The state Senate has scheduled fall public hearings on a proposal for a new stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox. But state leaders have...
ROCKY ROADS:: Originally installed as a temporary fix 15 years ago, the braces under the connector for routes 6 and 10 in Providence have deteriorated to the point where they need to be replaced. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Is the state doing enough to combat its growing inventory of...

While the Ocean State continues to rank highly in the nation for year-over-year growth in construction industry employment, it is still far behind its...
BEACH TIME! Summer and Rhode Islanders head to the beach. In this case, it's Block Island, but there are many opportunities to take in sun and surf in the Ocean State. / PBN PHOTO/K. CURTIS

Where have you been to the beach this summer?

As summer winds down and productivity at Rhode Island businesses drops, we know where you all are – at the beach. The only question...
Sunset for the Pawsox? According to information from the PawSox, attendance last year was 528,355, ranking it 10th among the 30 AAA teams. / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX/KELLY O'CONNOR

What should the state and Pawtucket do now that Worcester is...

As talks with Worcester, Mass., officials to entice the Pawtucket Red Sox get more serious, what will state and local officials in Rhode Island...
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