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Competition coming for ‘compassion centers’

The House Finance Committee recently rejected Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults by licensed outlets. But it did...

Raimondo flexes political muscle

By halting a proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is showing leadership despite the...

It will take investment to save ‘Superman’ tower

Designation by the National Trust for Historic Preservation of Providence’s iconic art deco Industrial Trust Co. building as one of America’s most-endangered historic places...

BankLocal boosting small businesses

Hey mister, can you spare a few thousand dollars? The answer from local banks often is “yes,” under R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner’s BankLocal...

Numbers may not add up for Lifespan-CNE deal

After years of low-key scrutiny, the proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Partners HealthCare has burst into public view in a...
BENDING BUT MAYBE BROKE: Rhodes Technologies in Coventry – along with parent Purdue Pharma – was the location of a February protest against its role in the opioid crisis, which was represented by a large spoon.  / COURTESY THE OPIOID SPOON PROJECT

Resolution for Rhodes, Purdue could take a while

This could be the year of reckoning for pharmaceutical companies over their sales and promotion of opiate painkillers, including a Rhode Island-based drug manufacturer...

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ killing – office productivity?

Why didn’t Jon Snow pet Ghost? What was he thinking? He hugged everyone – Gilly, Sam, the big redheaded Wildling – but no love...

Is GA tipping scales toward labor?

Republican Rep. Brian C. Newberry thinks unions wield too much power in Rhode Island and worries the General Assembly, controlled by Democrats, will tip...

Empty seats on Quonset Express

Have you ever been on a bus with nobody on it? It was a lot like that when the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority...
A BILL INTRODUCED by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, that would give greater power to the state to direct projects on state-owned land, will now move to the Senate for a vote. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Ruggerio eyes speedier development

The power of cities and towns to block, or even shape, development they don’t like could be dramatically altered under an economic-development bill introduced...
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