Editorial and Op-Ed

Rhode Islanders give when it matters most

Rhode Island annually ranks among the least-charitable states in the country by some metrics but you wouldn’t know that by the outpouring of support...

Just how high will unemployment go?

The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher. But...

In rush for treatments, sound science remains essential

Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine have been at the center of debate in recent weeks over which drugs should be used to treat COVID-19. Neither product has...
GETTING READY: R.I. hospitals are preparing for an expected surge of COVID-19 cases. Above, a worker at Kent County Memorial Hospital in Warwick checks a patient to see if they need a ­COVID-19 test. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Businesses that have prepared for the worst will emerge first from...

An uneasy calm has hung over Rhode Island’s nearly empty streets. The specter of an invisible but deadly new coronavirus has left much of...

PBN summit: Businesses can’t stay closed for long

Businesses are mostly supportive of the state’s actions to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, but that’s not likely to last if they...
Kelly Nevins

U.S. gender gap on display in pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis shines a spotlight on the gender gap for women everywhere, and especially in the U.S. Women disproportionately hold jobs in industries with...

COVID-19 will slow shift to renewable energy

The renewable energy industry, which until recently was projected to enjoy rapid growth, has run into stiff headwinds as a result of three era-defining...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Down, but not out: R.I., bizs hurting but also stepping up

The bold headline at the top of Page 1 in PBN’s first digital-only edition in its 34-year history says it all: KNOCKED DOWN, BUT...

Global solution the best way to end crisis

Policymakers in countries where there are severe outbreaks of COVID-19 are doing what they can to slow the spread and “flatten the curve.” But...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...

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