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Raimondo flexes political muscle

By halting a proposed acquisition of Care New England Health System by Boston-based Partners HealthCare, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is showing leadership despite the...
SALVE REGINA UNIVERITY students Caroline McNeil, left, and Lindsay Wright work in Assistant Professor Heather Axen's lab at Salve's Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences./COURTESY SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY

URI-based biomed research network gets $20M grant

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The National Institutes of Health has awarded $20 million to the Rhode Island Institutional Development Award of Biomedical Research Excellence, or...
LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION: Lobbyist George Zainyeh, left, speaks with Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce President and CEO John Gregory, center, and Robert Wheeler, owner of dog day care center Friends of Toto in Pawtucket, during the Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Coalition’s annual legislative reception at the Statehouse on March 26.  
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Does R.I. have too many chambers?

It’s busy being half of a two-person, full-time staff for the state’s oldest wish-granting entity, A Wish Come True. The Warwick-based nonprofit grants wishes...
SPORTS BETTING: Attorney Joseph Larisa, founder of Larisa Law in Providence, stands in front of the Superior Court building in Providence. Larisa is representing Dr. Daniel S. Harrop, a Providence psychiatrist who has filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court seeking to overturn state approval of sports betting unless it is approved by voters.
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For some, sports betting is not a panacea, it’s just illegal

Did Rhode Island voters approve sports betting when they agreed to allow table games at the state’s casinos?A lawsuit filed this month in state...

Providence City Council presses for restoration of state PILOT funds

PROVIDENCE – The City Council has put a price on its tax-free hosting of nonprofit institutions such as Brown University, Johnson & Wales University,...
PROVIDENCE COLLEGE received a $2 million gift for the construction of a new Center for Career Education and Professional Development on campus. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

PC alumnus donates $2M for on-campus professional development center

PROVIDENCE – Providence College has received a $2 million gift from an alumnus and CEO of a global telecommunication company to help fund the...
TECH FEST: The inaugural Ocean Inno Tech Fest will be held April 26-27 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.
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Editor’s Choice: Ocean Inno Tech Fest to be held at WaterFire...

EDITOR’S CHOICE Ocean Inno Tech Fest to be held at WaterFire Arts Center THE OCEAN INNO Tech Fest will bring innovation from top global...
RECENT IMPROVEMENTS: HealthSource RI Director Zachary W. Sherman speaks with Robin Dionne, HSRI chief public affairs officer. Sherman said recent improvements to the HSRI for Employers program include technology advances that have allowed HSRI to connect employers with ancillary products to supplement health and dental plans.
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HSRI: Stable but will it ever cover costs?

Soon after the state established HealthSource RI in 2014, it was recognized as one of the nation’s most successful health-benefits exchanges in meeting enrollment...

Volute, Providence College partner on workflow-training modules

PROVIDENCE – Volute, which has developed a workforce-learning platform allowing users to collaborate and share workplace tools, is collaborating with Providence College, the software...
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
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Is city protected if scooters crash?

The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when...
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