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Newport’s history still intact

On the list of Rhode Island assets, surely the Newport Mansions belong near the top.For the third consecutive year, in 2018 the Preservation Society...
RHODE ISLAND ranked as the No. 11 most impacted state by the partial federal government shutdown in a report by WalletHub. / COURTESY WALLETHUB

R.I. 11th most impacted state by partial federal shutdown

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island was the No. 11 most impacted state by the partial federal shutdown, according to a new WalletHub report released Thursday.The report was...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO renewed her call for a ban on assault weapons in her inaugural address at the Statehouse. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Raimondo calls for unity in inaugural address

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday committed to broadly supporting ongoing state efforts to boost education, job training, affordable health care and...
A WALL GROWS: The existing U.S.-Mexico border wall in Tijuana, Mexico, is only a physical manifestation of the growing wall in the local body politic over the nation’s immigration policies and enforcement. 
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ALEJANDRO CEGARRA

Shutdown enters third day with no urgency to reopen government

WASHINGTON – As the partial U.S. government shutdown enters a third day, lawmakers have left Washington for the Christmas holiday with no sign of...
COUNTER TO WHAT MIGHT BE EXPECTED, a federal government shutdown actually costs taxpayers more money than it saves. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Here’s why closing the government actually costs taxpayers money

WASHINGTON – Even though paychecks would stop going out to hundreds of thousands of workers, shutting down the federal government actually costs money –...
TAKING A STAND: Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza vetoed a proposed change to city zoning regulations that would have allowed the Fane Organization to build a 600-foot tower in the former Interstate 195 land? Was that a good decision by the mayor? / COURTESY THE FANE ORGANIZATION

Do you agree with Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s decision to...

Hope Point Tower, the 46-story, nearly 600-foot residential building that New York developer The Fane Organization wants to build on former Interstate 195 land...
TO TAX OR NOT? Tax policy is a hot-button political issue, and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's most recent report on tax collections and other revenue sources for state and local government begs the questions: What would you change? / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Of these options for tax policy in Rhode Island, which should...

The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has come out with its 2018 analysis of Rhode Island’s state and local government tax collections and how...
AN OPPORTUNE TIME: Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien speaks at the Slater Mill about the need to develop a comprehensive plan for redevelopment after the Pawtucket Red Sox announced the team was leaving the city. Seated at left is Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, who said the state would work to build tools to help Pawtucket and Central Falls, which will have a new transit center built less than a mile from the historic site.  
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MICHAEL SALERNO

With bus/train station coming, redevelopment focus for Pawtucket, Central Falls must...

More than a decade after it was first discussed, ground was broken for a commuter train and bus station in Pawtucket earlier this month,...
WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? Did Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's economic policies help grow Rhode Island's economy or was the state's improving economic condition just the result of the region and nation recovering from the Great Recession? To a certain degree, the just-concluded election may offer one answer to that question. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With the election now settled, do you think that Rhode Island...

A major issue in any election is the economic health of the city/state/country that is holding the vote, and nowhere was the issue debated...

Stocks rally as vote clouds clear with no surprise

NEW YORK – U.S. equities jumped, the dollar dropped and Treasuries climbed as investors moved past the hurdle of uncertainty presented by the midterm elections...
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