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R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has proposed a movement of the Medical Examiners offices to a vacated building in Cumberland.

RIDOH shuts down, fines 4 bars for COVID-19 health violations

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based bars and a restaurant were ordered closed by the R.I. Department of Health and were fined for violating COVID-19...

Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets hard

States are seeing enormous budget shortfalls because of the coronavirus pandemic, and the consequences for teachers and other public school employees could be dire....
BRYANT UNIVERSITY told Providence Business News Wednesday that it has no plans to close the U.S.-China Institute on campus. / COURTESY BRYANT UNIVERSITY

Amid federal concerns over China, Bryant University has no plans to...

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has no plans to close the university’s United States-China Confucius Institute even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said...

South Kingstown to impose fines to curtail off-campus partying

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – In an effort to curtail any possible COVID-19 outbreaks among college students as they return to the University of Rhode Island...
UP THE LADDER: R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Marie L. Ganim worked multiple internships during college and became interested in public leadership, as well as developed a concern for individuals within the public sector. 

Marie Ganim, R.I. health insurance commissioner

PBN 2020 Leaders & Achievers Awards Marie L. Ganim | R.I. health insurance commissioner MARIE L. GANIM HAS DEDICATED her career to making sure people...

Rob Rock

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Rob Rock, 37 | Director of elections, R.I. Department of State How has COVID-19 impacted your work-life balance?...

Matthew Sheaff

PBN 40 UNDER FORTY 2020 AWARD WINNER Matthew Sheaff, 36 | Director of communications and stakeholder engagement, R.I. Commerce Corp. How has COVID-19 impacted your...

Big-data policing amplifies bias and overreach

Video of police in riot gear clashing with unarmed protesters in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek...
WARWICK MAYOR Joseph J. Solomon announced Tuesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated revenue decreases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Warwick to lay off up to 50 city employees due to...

WARWICK – Warwick Mayor Joseph J. Solomon announced Wednesday that up to 50 city employees will be laid off due to anticipated declined revenue...

Common Cause RI makes public push for independent redistricting board

PROVIDENCE – In each of the last two years, Common Cause Rhode Island has made efforts to get legislation passed to have new legislative...

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