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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Power-plant opponents encouraged

(Updated: 4:32 p.m.) As state regulators continue to mull whether to permit a 1,000-megawatt power plant in Burrillville, questions about its need are again being...

‘Free college’ to grow enrollment

One of the more challenging aspects of planning for the impact of free college tuition, under the Rhode Island Promise initiative now before the...

‘Sanctuary’ showdown looms

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Jan. 30 said Providence is joining the coalition of so-called "sanctuary" cities across the United States that do not...

Amazon key to tuition-free college

Could Amazon.com Inc. customers help pay for tuition-free college in Rhode Island?Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's office isn't saying that's the anticipated funding source for...

EB, state building a ‘pipeline’

Shipbuilding, a historical occupation in Rhode Island, will need hundreds of new workers in the next decade, starting this year. For the state, finding...

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...
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