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SECRETARY OF STATE Nellie M. Gorbea announced the launch of a redesigned, more functional business assistance tool on her department's website as well as a new tool that allows users to search Rhode Island regulations online. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Gorbea revamps online business assistance tool, launches searchable regulation database

PROVIDENCE – Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea announced a business tool and revamped functionality for the state’s online business assistant Thursday. The office launched...
PROBLEM-SOLVERS: University of Rhode Island assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering Gretchen Macht and a team of student researchers are using a state grant this summer to design something that would improve voter wait times, using queuing theory and facilities layout. From left, URI graduate students in system engineering Nicholas Bernardo, of North Haven, Conn., and James Houghton, of Holtsville, N.Y.; Macht; and URI mechanical engineering junior Ahmad Siddiqi, of Lincoln.
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When opinions won’t solve the problem

Engineers are problem-solvers. But is there an engineering solution to long lines at the voting precincts? A professor of industrial and systems engineering at...

There’s a cost to preserving history. Is R.I. willing to pay...

Rhode Island’s state archives, which include pre-1650 artifacts, have sat in nondescript commercial office space in a Providence flood zone, lacking proper preservation technology,...
DR. PEDRO BARROS has joined prominent Spanish-speaking Rhode Islanders to urge Spanish-speaking residents to get screened for colorectal cancer. / COURTESY LATINO CANCER CONTROL TASK FORCE

Five Questions With: Dr. Pedro Barros

University Gastroenterology’s Dr. Pedro Barros, the only Spanish-speaking gastroenterologist in the state, recently joined several other prominent Spanish-speaking Rhode Islanders, including Providence Mayor Jorge...

Reyes honored for helping build partnership between BCBSRI, RIC

MARCY REYES, a manager at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, earned a Women’s Leadership Award from the Ronald McDonald House of...

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