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Feds award R.I. $700,000 to update Medicaid IT

U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award Rhode Island $725,253 to update...
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A growing challenge at the ACI

For some departments in state government, shaving the budget is difficult. For the R.I. Department of Corrections, it's virtually impossible, says Director A.T. Wall. In...

Older workers needed for New England’s prosperity

As the baby boom generation enters retirement age, New England employers will become increasingly dependent on older workers – those aged 55 and above...
REVENUE FROM Newport Grand has fallen short of projections, so state officials are eager to see the facility expanded and revamped. /

Newport zoning can’t stop Grand plan

A Superior Court judge has ordered the City of Newport to stop trying to block an expansion of Newport Grand and issue the required...

<i>We need more than an independent man</i>

Rhode Island government desperately needs the kind of good-government measure that Sen. Leonidas "Lou" Raptakis (D-Coventry) has introduced at the request of Operation Clean...
THE BAND ZILI plays world beat and urban-influenced dance music at the Providence Black Repertory Company last week. The group, started as a theater troupe, now hosts a wide array of musical and spoken-word performances as well. /

A stage where arts can flourish

The Providence Black Repertory Company's business model isn't quite like that of any other performing arts group or venue in the state. First off, the...
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New Dollar Coin Debuts

"George Washington: Father of our country ... and possibly, father of Anna Nicole's baby."
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Business attorney-client privilege rules eased

The attorney-client privilege and work-product protections are critical to businesses. These privileges allow businesses to consult freely and confidentially with their attorneys as they...

$63.8M in facilities projects proposed in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – The Office of Health Systems Development at the R.I. Department of Health this month received six “certificate of need” applications for a...

Avoiding problems with OSHA

It's wise to be wary of Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requirements that apply to small business. OSHA's role is to get small...
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