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Are the PawSox worth investing in?

Should public money be used to help build a new $83 million ballpark for the Pawtucket Red Sox?State leaders have been reluctant to weigh...

Battling doubt on sea-level rise

When homeowners in Newport’s The Point neighborhood look to Narragansett Bay, they can see the water line encroaching, threatening their homes and livelihoods.Yet some...

Single Providence transit hub still planned

The movement of Peter Pan and Greyhound bus service in Providence away from Kennedy Plaza to a location across from the Rhode Island Convention...

R.I. biz community divided on Trump policies

President Donald Trump continues to divide Rhode Island’s business community, which still largely expects him to buoy individual businesses, but remains skeptical about his...
STATE REP. PATRICIA L. Morgan, R-Coventry, said "the vulnerable didn't ask for this to be launched before it was ready. The taxpayers didn't ask for thIs to be launched before it was ready." /COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

UHIP to-do list still lengthy

EIght months after the state launched what has been described as a broken computer system, the R.I. Department of Human Services continues to pare...
BROWN UNIVERSITY said it will automatically waive application fees for any prospective student who qualified for free or reduced lunch programs starting with the class entering in fall 2018.

Are students with low incomes priced out of applying to college?

Applying to college can be stressful, especially for applicants with low incomes. Beyond the usual worries of acceptance and scholarship chances, they must weigh...
LEGISLATION INTRODUCED this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water authority to centralize oversight and operations of the 490 public water-supply systems in Rhode Island. / COURTESY ­PROVIDENCE WATER SUPPLY BOARD

Can water ease Providence’s pension woes?

Is water part of the answer to the fiscal woes of Providence?Legislation introduced this month in the General Assembly proposes creating a statewide water...

Who pays for R.I. car-tax cuts?

The car tax in Rhode Island is so unevenly collected and disproportionately important to town coffers that reducing it raises a host of secondary...
PAUL A. Doughty, right, president of Local 799 International Association of Firefighters in Providence, speaks with a firefighter at the Providence Public Safety Complex. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should R.I. police, firefighters live in-state?

A House-passed bill would eliminate a statewide requirement that police and firefighters live in Rhode Island.Supporters of 2017-H 5351 say changes could improve the...
RESIGNING FROM HER POSITION as R.I. Senate President to become president of the Hospital Association of Rhode Island puts M. Teresa Paiva Weed in the position of lobbying her former colleagues after a one-year period away from the General Assembly.

Paiva Weed moving from lawmaker to lobbyist

Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed on March 22 announced she would immediately leave her Statehouse leadership post to become president of the Hospital...
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