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Saturday, September 22, 2018

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2018 average tuition and fees for
New England colleges and universities
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Schools boost fundraising to slow rising student costs

Each year, college gets more expensive. Tuition and other costs have continued to escalate, reports show, prompting ever-higher levels of governmental and institutional financial...

Obamacare poised for booster shot

Health spending accounts for 18 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, and disagreements about government’s role in paying for these costs and ensuring coverage...

A retirement plan pitfall

As competition for employees increases in our tightening labor market, companies are looking harder for ways to attract and retain workers. Providing a retirement...

Health scares sow confusion

I’ll refrain from saying there’s an epidemic of health scares, because overuse of the word “epidemic” is a common scare tactic. But let’s just...

Solares-Hand named director of operations for Providence

SABRINA SOLARES-HAND recently became Providence’s new director of operations. Prior to working for the city as its associate director for purchasing beginning in July...

Government work out of fashion

While overall U.S. nonfarm ­payroll employment went up by 201,000 in August, according to the Sept. 7 jobs report from the Bureau of Labor...

Raimondo promises to bring universal pre-K to R.I. if re-elected

PAWTUCKET – During a Sept. 10 visit to a pre-K classroom here, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said she would guarantee “every 4-year-old a seat...
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...

Study: R.I. ranked No. 3 in nation for gun safety

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was ranked third best in TermLife2Go’s “The 10 Best & Worst States for Gun Safety in America,” WPRI-TV CBS 12...

Nature’s Trust RI petitions RIDEM to implement climate change regulations

PROVIDENCE – Nature’s Trust Rhode Island has petitioned the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to put regulations in place to ensure the state “does...
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