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A CHANGE HAS COME: A trailer park on Matunuck Beach Road, South Kingstown, was flooded following Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Climate scientists believe that climate change is warming the planet and will result in more frequent and more powerful storms.

Should President Donald Trump have pulled the United States out of...

When President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate accord on June 1, he joined two other nations on the...
An AEI-BROOKINGS report recommended action for bipartisan plan that would provide more generous parental paid-leave, nationwide. /BLOOMBERG

What a bipartisan plan for U.S. paid leave might look like

NEW YORK - Two Washington research organizations that often lean in opposing political directions are teaming up to advocate for more generous paid parental...

Key elements of Trump’s tax reform recommendations

Proposals the Trump Administration released recently could lead to the most sweeping reform of the tax code in history. It all depends, of course,...

No renegotiation: Everyone but Donald Trump is sticking by Paris climate...

LONDON – Global leaders vowed to press ahead with the Paris climate accord after Donald Trump pulled the world’s biggest economy out of the...
THE ABUNDANCE OF INEXPENSIVE NATURAL GAS and the maturation of the renewable energy industry have been decimating the coal industry, not government policy, according to industry observers.

Trump’s exit from Paris climate accord won’t revive coal jobs

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to exit the Paris climate accord, but fulfilling his vow to...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

Trump said to still be mulling whether to leave Paris Accord

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump hasn’t yet decided whether to keep the U.S. in the landmark Paris agreement on climate change but is...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, in a May 6 statement, spoke against the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the lead federal agency focused on fighting the opioid drug crisis, saying, "‎This president campaigned in state after state on promises to tackle the opioid crisis ... it’s sad to see this president walk away.” /COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse, Reed challenge Trump’s proposed cuts to agency fighting opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation weighed in on the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug...

Providence unlikely to fit Trump administration’s sanctuary-city definition

PROVIDENCE – The state’s capital does not appear to fit the definition of “sanctuary city” recently released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, WPRI-TV...
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, applauds during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Will President Donald Trump’s policies help Rhode Island businesses?

The recent congressional breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce put in full view the contradictions of the new Trump administration. Chamber...

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...
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