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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...

Politics creates ‘zombie bond’

Providence voters this year will see Question No. 8 on their Election Day ballot, asking them to consider a $40 million infrastructure bond. Regardless...

Panel: Deal with the pension crisis

The total amount of unfunded public-pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities is staggering for many cities.In Providence, the unfunded post-employment benefits, largely related...

Mentoring a two-way street

Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. CEO Nigel Travis has plenty to keep himself busy most days, but still found time to visit Johnson & Wales...
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