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Americans won’t pay carbon taxes

Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order...

Miller, McNamara seek state-level Affordable Care Act protections

PROVIDENCE – Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, and House Health, Education and Welfare Committee Chairman Joseph M. McNamara, D-Warwick,...
ENGAGING STUDENTS: ­Denise Coppa, interim associate dean of graduate programs at the University of Rhode Island’s College of Nursing, teaches a class at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

URI launches mental health nurse practitioner master’s program

Nationwide, and here in Rhode Island, the health care industry is suffering from a documented shortage of qualified nurse practitioners.Employment in the sector across...
A WASHINGTON FEDERAL court judge on Wednesday ruled that Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education's postponement of the so-called Borrower Defense rule was procedurally improper. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON

Betsy DeVos loses student loan lawsuit brought by 19 States

NEW YORK - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos lost a lawsuit brought by 19 states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia, accusing...

Lawrence receives UMass Civic Leadership Award

THE REV. ROBERT P. LAWRENCE, who had previously served churches in Little Compton, Fall River and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, was recently presented...
REP. JIM LANGEVIN, D-R.I., is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus. / COURTESY JIM LANGEVIN

Langevin: ‘Missed opportunity’ in NIST Cybersecurity Framework update

PROVIDENCE – Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and a senior member of the House Committees on Armed...
JAY CLAYTON is chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which recently proposed to overhaul its conflict of interest rules for brokers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump’s SEC proposes rewrite of Obama-era broker conflict rules

NEW YORK – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday proposed overhauling its conflict of interest rules for brokers, a move likely ensuring...
BETTER TO BUY A BOAT? The Trump administration has rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles, something that had been put in place expressly to combat the increasing severity of weather events brought on by climate change. Will the rollback lead to even more extreme weather? / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Do you agree with the rollback of automobile efficiency standards that...

In reversing another Obama-era rule, the Trump administration has rolled back the automobile fuel efficiency standards that were set to be in effect through...
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE of Rhode Island Newport cyber range was the site of a three-day cybersecurity training workshop for information technology critical-infrastructure professionals.

R.I. State Police, CCRI train IT pros in critical agencies

NEWPORT – The R.I. State Police Joint Cyber Task Force and the Community College of Rhode Island held a three-day training workshop last week...
NO DEFERRED ACTION: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a briefing at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 5, announcing the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated under President Barack Obama. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Should the U.S. government rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

By setting a time limit on the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by executive order by former President Barack...
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