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IN THE 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey it was found that 48.9% of Rhode Island high school students said they had vaped before. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES

RIDOH survey data shows rise of vaping in students

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health released data Thursday that revealed a sharp increase in high school students reporting having vaped. RIDOH found that...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO called on the R.I. General Assembly to pass a bill that would allow the DPUC to fine National Grid in situations such as the Aquidneck Island gas outage of 2018, following a report released by DPUC finding the company partially at fault for the outage. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Raimondo calls for legislative power to fine National Grid

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo took National Grid Rhode Island to task over its role in the Aquidneck Island gas outage of 2018,...
MARC CRISAFULLI, president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River alleged in a letter to the R.I. Senate that Gina M. Raimondo's Chief of Staff Brett Smiley threatened Twin River with consequences if it did not accept the proposed IGT lottery extension. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River says Raimondo’s chief of staff threatened company over IGT...

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has released a letter written by Twin River Executive Vice President Marc Crisafulli that claims Gov. Gina...

Mutual of America opens regional office in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Mutual of America Financial Group, which specializes in retirement plans and investments, last week officially announced the opening of its new regional...
NOT WORKING: Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Oct. 22 lawsuit over marijuana regulatory power was the latest example of her fractured relationship with legislative leaders from her own political party. 
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Raimondo, GA leaders must stop sniping, find common ground

The fractured working relationship between Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and legislative leaders from her own party in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is again on...

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Oct. 22 filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020...
REGULATION LITIGATION: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo filed a lawsuit calling budget provisions passed by the General Assembly in the fiscal 2020 budget giving veto power to the GA regarding marijuana and hemp regulations unconstitutional. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Raimondo sues over marijuana regulatory power; GA signals it was already...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in Superior Court that argues against a provision of the fiscal 2020 budget...
TWIN RIVER announced the addition of Scientific Games to its proposed partnership to run the Rhode Island lottery. Above, Marc Crisafulli, the president of Rhode Island operations for Twin River Worldwide Holdings. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Twin River adds Scientific Games to proposal for lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. has added Scientific Games Corp. to its proposed bid to wrest away the lucrative Rhode Island lottery...
A COLLABORATION between Brown University, Rhode Island and the Peterson Center on Healthcare aimed at lowering health care costs through the use of data has begun its second phase. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Next phase of R.I. Health Care Cost Trends Project commences

PROVIDENCE – Phase two of the Health Care Cost Trends Project, a collaboration between the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, the R.I....
TAKING OVER: R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green wants to boost partnerships with local businesses to help improve Providence’s beleaguered public schools. Seated next to her is Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Take the opportunity with city schools to boost future workforce

Providence public schools will undoubtedly function better and produce better-educated students five years from now, the soonest a planned state takeover will end. But...
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