Editorial and Op-Ed

FUN, YES, BUT MUCH MORE: Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner takes part in a 2016 companywide effort to pack toys for children and families, part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts and one which its decision to cut back on plastic packaging is consistent with. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/ RUPERT WHITELEY

By reducing plastic use, Hasbro improves itself and the earth

With its announcement on Aug. 20 that it is looking to eliminate virtually all plastic packaging for its products, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. continues to...

Get workers in the boardroom

When legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986, he didn’t use...

Trend of students coming to U.S. slows

The number of new international students coming to the United States for college and university fell in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years, according...
OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State. Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...

Health care delivery is coming closer to home

At its core, the retail success of Amazon.com Inc. has been driven by two things: giving consumers the convenience of shopping at home whenever...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

Science, policy must catch up with ticks

If your last hike in the woods ended with a tick trying to make a meal of you, you’re not alone: The tiny bloodsuckers...
Bill Lynn

Workforce development programs need resources, not cutbacks

Earlier this year, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo addressed the Newport County Chamber of Commerce and provided some insight into her budget priorities for 2019...

Incremental change to health insurance has always been the way

Ask a progressive for the taboo word in health policy: incremental. The phrase-du-jour is “Medicare for All.” We need it NOW. All the Democratic candidates...

A nation faces a crossroads as capital structure influences public discourse

With New Media Investment Group Inc.’s proposed takeover of Gannett Co., it may be time to take stock at just how such news organization...
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