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Robert B. Hackey

R.I. leaders need to invest in long-term care workforce

The General Assembly and Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s administration face key questions about the state’s budgetary priorities. What will Rhode Island do with its...

Gulf of Mexico is the place for offshore turbines

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion...

What’s next for telemedicine? Patients, providers should decide

Telemedicine use exploded when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person care difficult. Now, two years later, providers and policymakers must decide what...

Voters deserve their say on local retail marijuana sales

It is likely most Rhode Island cities and towns will vote yes on Nov. 8 to allow the sale or cultivation of recreational marijuana...

Stop turning away from cyber threats

Cyber intrusions and outright attacks have become so commonplace that a market has predictably developed to arm the perpetrators. “You can rent the tools that...
James T. Brett
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CHIPS Act a win for region’s economy

After nearly two years and multiple iterations, Congress recently passed a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at bolstering domestic semiconductor manufacturing, as well...

Efforts to unionize growing

Union membership had been on the decline during the pandemic but may suddenly be in the midst of a revival. A wave of self-organizing efforts...

The price of tampering with free markets

When you mess with Mother Nature, she tends to mess back. Rampant inflation is just the latest example of what should now be common...
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