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Boosting minority contracting

Many of Rhode Island's minority groups are growing, but the value of state contracts with minority business enterprises, known as MBEs, isn't keeping up."It's...

Dow 20K not milestone to invest in

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed tantalizingly close to 20,000 points in 2016, a gaudy milestone that, while symbolic, should not by itself encourage...

Reimagining city neighborhoods

For the first time in half a century, Providence has an opportunity to reimagine development in some of its neighborhoods southwest of downtown.The collaboration...

Rocky Hill takes path less traveled

In a year marked by a series of disclosures and accusations of sexual assaults of private school students by former and current faculty and...

Leadership dispute roils tribe

For nearly two decades, Matthew Thomas has served as chief sachem for the roughly 2,400-member Narragansett Indian Tribe based in Charlestown. How much longer...

Should campaigns collect mail ballots?

In Rhode Island, once a mail ballot is sealed and signed by either two witnesses or a notary public, anyone can pick it up...

Confusion over OT changes

New overtime pay requirements take effect Dec. 1, and though they were announced in May by the U.S. Department of Labor, there's still plenty...

Hoping for a pro-business agenda

Rhode Island business leaders are eager to find out how President-elect Donald J. Trump's pro-business, anti-immigration campaign rhetoric will translate into actionable policies."On...

Is state helping problem gamblers?

The expansion of casinos across New England is good for state revenue, but not for people who have addictions to gambling.How much of a...

Low rankings hurt view of R.I.

A semiannual "State of the States" report released in October by Conning, a Hartford, Conn.-based investment management firm, ranked Rhode Island 41st, tied with...
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