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BCBSRI wins state medical plan contract

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will administer the state’s medical plans for employees and retirees, the R.I. Department of...
BLUE CROSS & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been selected as third-party administrator of the state's medical plans.

BCBSRI wins state medical plan contract

PROVIDENCE – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has been selected to administer the state’s medical plans for employees and non-Medicare-eligible retirees,...

Eleanor Slater Hospital to relocate 40 patients during renovations

CRANSTON – A $42 million renovation project at Eleanor Slater Hospital’s Regan Building is scheduled to begin this fall.Updates will include a new HVAC...
THE R.I. STATE POLICE announced that they had arrested 62 people and issued a warrant for 26 more people for allegedly obtaining public assistance fraudulently worth nearly $500,000..

88 suspects in R.I named for alleged public assistance fraud of...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Police announced Thursday that it has identified 88 suspects who allegedly collected $469,000 in public assistance fraudulently over the...
ON HOLD: Pictured is an artist’s rendering of planned permanent headquarters to house the state archives. The $52 million project has been stalled due to a lack of budget funds.
 / COURTESY DBVW ARCHITECTS

Lack of funds preventing design and construction of new state archives...

For decades, Rhode Islanders have sought a permanent facility to house, preserve and exhibit the documents collected in the state archives.A July 1924 Providence...
THE R.I. DIVISION of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses' ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after Hurricane Sandy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Statewide Planning to interview small businesses for weather-resiliency project

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is launching a project to help small businesses’ extreme weather event and climate change resiliency, the...

Education, economic policy linked for gubernatorial candidates

By many measures, Rhode Island has long had a troubled education system. While most major gubernatorial candidates have at least paid lip service to...

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,...

OER honors public sector for energy-efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Energy Resources recognized 12 state agencies, municipalities and higher education facilities for renewable-energy and energy-efficiency achievements, at its...
KEVIN PARKER is the director of government innovation for the state of Rhode Island. / COURTESY KEVIN PARKER

Five Questions With: Kevin Parker

A year ago, the R.I. Office of Innovation launched the Government Innovation League, an initiative where representatives from state agencies spend 20 percent of...
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