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Sunday, November 18, 2018

Editorial and Op-Ed

BUILDING A PARTNERSHIP: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced the creation of a postsecondary job-training program to be based in Woonsocket, with Larry J. Merlo-led CVS Health as one of the industry partners. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO; COURTESY CVS HEALTH

New Woonsocket training center grand idea but needs more detail

Building on the success of the Westerly Education Center, which through industry partnerships (and funding) has helped train more than 1,000 postsecondary students for...

The working poor need help

Bloomberg recently reported on some interesting new data from the Economic Policy Institute. The percent of Americans earning poverty wages – pay that would...

Stop taxpayer subsidies for stadiums

Your tax dollars are being wasted, on an enormous scale, by uncompetitive socialist enterprises that ignore the basic rules of economics.I refer, of course,...
SPREADING OPPORTUNITY: Donald J. Farish succeeded in expanding the benefits of higher education to an increasingly diverse student population. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

Farish leaves legacy of inclusion and value of education in R.I.

Rhode Island lost more than a passionate and articulate advocate for the value of higher education when Donald J, Farish died recently at the...

Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives.For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter,...

Time to help student debtors

For decades, the U.S. system of higher education has operated on a unique premise: To make college affordable for a broad swathe of Americans,...

Employers calling all workers

As American society increasingly self-sorts itself into political tribes, there’s a growing and noteworthy exception to that trend: the labor market. A rising share...

Sustainable mobility starts here

Climate change may be a somewhat controversial topic, but it’s important to tackle head-on because the stakes are high – particularly for Narragansett Bay.According...
COVER OF DARKNESS: Final passage and signing of the legislation that supports the building of a new ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox along the Pawtucket River did not happen in the most transparent way. 
 / COURTESY PAWTUCKET REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

Was PawSox deal approval timed to avoid public scrutiny?

One of the most important parts of a public official’s duties is the need to communicate with constituents. And yet, when Gov. Gina M....

Smart incentives help seal deal

Certainly it was good news when Rubius Therapeutics Inc. announced its intention to open a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Rhode Island.It didn’t have to...
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Wednesday December 5, 2018

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