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A crucial, final step for infrastructure bill

With billions of dollars of federal relief authorized over the past 18 months, and more and more Americans receiving vaccinations each day, our economy...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric-vehicle chargers –...

A plan to squash food insecurity

The U.S. Department of Agriculture in October is set to permanently increase the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by 25% above pre-pandemic...

U.S. economy is feeling the heat

Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of U.S. cities experience all-time high temperatures. The extreme heat is...

Infrastructure spending not always good

Over the past two centuries, federal, state and municipal governments across the U.S. have launched wave after wave of infrastructure projects. They built canals to...

Cost of student loan forgiveness too big

At the end of June, 43 million borrowers – or about 14% of all adults in the U.S. – owed approximately $1.59 trillion in...
Donald Nokes

The path back to the office

As our leadership team planned for and rolled out our back-to-work initiative for more than 30 employees at NetCenergy LLC, we recognized we liked...
Brett Smiley

It’s perfect time to redevelop Armory

As Providence works to rebuild and recover from the pandemic, we are faced with an almost unheard-of problem: What do we spend all this...

Crack down on bank mergers could help economy

President Joe Biden signed a sweeping executive order in July that aims to increase competition throughout the U.S. economy. In one of the order’s...

With tides rising, coastal cities need some answers

The oceans are rising at an accelerating rate, and millions of people are in the way. Rising tides are already affecting cities along low-lying...

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