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Social media has left us more isolated, tribal

About a year ago I began to follow my interest in health and fitness on Instagram. Soon I began to see more and more...

This much is certain: president’s term ends Jan. 20

With so much unclear about the upcoming presidential election, it’s nice to know that there is one absolute certainty. Mail-in ballots may take a long...

Cutting mic won’t stop next train-wreck debate

In the wake of the chaotic first presidential debate, commentators have called for rule changes in hopes of making the remaining debates more useful...

Voting by mail inconsistent across nation

While much of the recent attention on mail-in voting has focused on the U.S. Postal Service or on the likelihood of voter fraud, there...

Election planning hampered by COVID-19

Several Rhode Island communities have been struggling to find poll workers for upcoming elections because many experienced workers have “retired” over worries about the...
Dylan Conley

Small business neglected in recovery plans

Congress has failed Rhode Island business. When the Great Recession hit in 2008, despite the lessons that could have been learned from the dotcom...
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo

Strained relations among R.I. leaders ‘not personal’

In 2015, the state budget introduced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo sailed through the Rhode Island legislative chambers in what many described as record...
INDICTED FALL RIVER MAYOR Jasiel F. Correia will stand for reelection in November after finishing second in a qualifying special election held Tuesday in Fall River. / COURTESY FALL RIVER

Herald News: Correira on mayoral ballot again

FALL RIVER – Despite facing a series of federal indictments, Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II will be back on the ballot for...
LOCAL EMPLOYEES: Robert K. Vincent, right, chairman, IGT Global Solutions Corp., speaks with Jay Gendron, chief operations officer, lottery, at the company’s Providence offices. IGT currently holds a contract for the state’s lottery, which requires the company to have 1,000 Rhode Island-based employees. IGT is attempting to renew the contract with the state for a 20-year term through 2043. Of the 1,000 IGT employees now required in Rhode Island, only 60 or so are needed to serve the state’s lottery contract, Vincent said.  
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

IGT vs. Twin River: Can both win?

Two of Rhode Island’s largest public companies are involved in a bitter dispute that has the potential to upend the state’s budget. The source...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...

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