Editorial and Op-Ed

Embracing change leads to success

Nearly a century in business, R B Howes & Co. is making some changes.Founded in 1920, the company has been known for years for...

More good jobs will improve R.I.’s personal income

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has been on a mission for more than four years now to grow the number and improve the quality and...

Financing projects for common good

When Gov. Gina M. Raimondo talks about investing $500 million over a number of years in the state’s crumbling school infrastructure, she is rightly...

Students have changed majors

Of the 839,730 recipients of bachelor’s degrees in the U.S. in the 1970-1971 academic year, 176,307 got education degrees. Other big fields of study...

Poverty worse than gentrification

First, the good news. More white Americans want to live in heavily black neighborhoods. A 2016 paper by the National University of Singapore’s Kwan...
A SIMPLER TIME: Lifespan President and CEO Dr. Timothy J. Babineau keeps a Norman Rockwell print of a country doctor in his office in memory of his father, a solo practitioner for years. That reality is far from the current controversy over the proposed Care New England-Partners HealthCare merger.
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DAVE HANSEN

Health care merger is complex, but effects should be made clear

Before they’re allowed to merge, however, we hope that public officials do exactly what they’ve promised: Evaluate this deal thoroughly and make sure Rhode...

Legislation shows a lack of courage in General Assembly

As they say, timing is everything. And in this case, it’s just a little scary.On April 29 General Treasurer Seth Magaziner issued a report...

Medicare for All would be more expensive for all

Congressional leaders are only beginning to come to grips with the true costs of Medicare for All and the battle that lies ahead.Most of...

Why financial literacy is elusive

Graduation season will soon be upon us, and with it, so many admonitions explaining why students are unprepared for the challenges of the real...
A MARKET PLAY? The condominiums in Hope Point tower will demand a high price. Will Providence be able to support it?
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Hope Point about more than just building a tower in the...

There are many questions that Hope Point tower forces Providence to ask itself.One is whether this 600-foot tower belongs in a city long fiercely...
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