Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Robert B. Hackey

R.I. leaders need to invest in long-term care workforce

The General Assembly and Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s administration face key questions about the state’s budgetary priorities. What will Rhode Island do with its...

The pain of Uncle Sam’s higher interest payments

Consumers and businesses aren’t the only ones feeling the pain of higher borrowing costs because of Federal Reserve rate hikes. Uncle Sam is too. The...

What’s a ‘gig’? In this economy, it’s crucial to know

The “gig” economy has captured the attention of technology futurists, journalists, academics and policymakers. “Future of work” discussions tend toward two extremes: breathless excitement at...

Talking it out may ease political rifts

Simmering tension in American politics came to a head two years ago, when a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overthrow the...

Risks of offshore wind farm far outweigh compensation

To the Editor: Thank you for reporting on the settlement between Rhode Island’s fishermen and the developers of Revolution Wind LLC. We support fair and...

$1.7T bill delivers for New England

In the final days of the 117th Congress just a few weeks ago, Congress passed a $1.7 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill for fiscal year...

Twitter decision a risk to public health

Twitter’s decision to no longer enforce its COVID-19 misinformation policy, quietly posted on the site’s rules page and listed in November, has researchers and...

Social media regulation will be no easy feat

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and his controversial decisions as its owner have fueled a new wave of calls for regulating social media companies....

Food waste in U.S. is hurting our wallets and climate

You see it at most holiday feasts: piles of unwanted food. With luck, hungry relatives will discover some of it before the inevitable green...
Noemi Csepregi

‘Wonky’ food program could save R.I. landfill

The rapid filling of the Central Landfill has been an important concern in Rhode Island for years and several steps have been taken to...
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