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HOUSE Republicans mustered enough votes to pass their health-care bill on May 4. The 217-213 vote sends the American Health Care Act to the Senate. Pictured is House Speaker Paul Ryan. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

R.I. leaders express concern, disappointment over AHCA passage

PROVIDENCE - As the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act, local legislators, officials and insurers weighed in, with most expressing...
REBECCA BOSS chosen to lead the BHDDH today by the Governor. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND HOSPITALS

Rebecca Boss chosen to lead BHDDH

PROVIDENCE - Rebecca Boss was chosen to lead the state Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Health...
STEFAN PRYOR, the R.I. Secretary of Commerce, said, “This access to R&D capital will undoubtedly help these entrepreneurs and small businesses take great steps forward, and may just be the crucial spark in a game-changing discovery.” /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Six R.I. companies chosen for innovation vouchers

PROVIDENCE - Six Rhode Island companies have been selected to receive innovation vouchers from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. in partnership...
The first phase of the Wexford Science & Technology center in Providence./ COURTESY ­WEXFORD SCIENCE & ­TECHNOLOGY

R.I. Commerce Corp. approves $15M to kick-start innovation center

PROVIDENCE — The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized up to $15 million in public incentives Monday to facilitate development of an innovation building in the...
CHARTING A NEW COURSE: R.I. Commerce Corp. President and Chief Operating Officer Darin M. Early has reorganized the agency, staffed up and created new programs, all of which have contributed to the growing number of economic-development successes in Rhode Island in the last two years. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Reorganizing the business climate

Darin M. Early | R.I. Commerce Corp., president and chief operating officerDarin M. Early’s reorganization of the R.I. Commerce Corp. has helped the Ocean...
CLEARED TO BUILD: Dwayne Keys, chairman of the South Providence Neighborhood Association, stands outside the former Flynn Elementary School on Blackstone Street, where a developer has proposed a $30 million to $40 million mixed-use project. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Some of Providence’s poorest neighborhoods are attracting developers. Residents want a...

Doug Victor, a 32-year resident of the Elmwood neighborhood in South Providence, wants to encourage economic development there that will help create jobs and...
Nick Inglis

Five Questions With: Nick Inglis

Nick Inglis is the president of the Information Coalition and co-founder of the Information Governance Conference, held annually in Providence. Inglis answers PBN’s questions...
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott

Providers treating acute pain subject to tougher opioid-prescription rules

PROVIDENCE – Medical providers prescribing opioids to individuals with acute pain are subject to new, tougher regulations, according to the R.I. Department of Health,...
IN DEMAND: Michael Bigney, administrator and co-owner, Home Health & Hospice Care of Nursing Placement, goes over paperwork with Kari Raposa, a registered nurse and hospice clinical manager, at the hospice center in Pawtucket.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Low wages, Medicaid imperil hospice services

Hospice service, which includes nursing care, assistance with daily living activities, light housekeeping and companionship, can be a salvation for individuals who are expected...
PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State officials back marijuana study commission before legalization

PROVIDENCE – Members of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration are backing a commission to further study the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, which would...
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