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There are 475 vacant properties in Providence, according to Mayor Jorge O. Elorza's office. The U.S. Postal Service says that 16 percent of the apartment and home addresses in the city have not received mail for more than three years as of June. … more
Two pieces of Rhode Island news in the last few weeks are a sign that the state's leaders are not sitting back and hoping health care spending contains itself. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo stepped into the ring first, launching a statewide … more
Top of mind these days is the continuing deterioration of employment in the state's construction sector. According to the Associated General Contractors of America, in June the Ocean State ranked No. 50 in the nation for its change in construction … more
As outcomes become an increasingly important metric in health care, access to primary care becomes ever more necessary, despite a shortage of primary care physicians. Into the breach steps the easy-access movement, personified most clearly … more
The last 20 years have not been kind to Rhode Island. From 1997 through 2014, the state's real gross state product grew 30.6 percent (earlier than 1997, the figures are not comparable). In that same time period, the United States' real gross … more
Barely a week goes by, it seems, without the announcement of one targeted grant or another by the Rhode Island Foundation, either from its own funds or from funds that it administers for donors. It should not be a surprise when the state's … more
Since becoming the University of Rhode Island's president in July 2009, David M. Dooley has been unfailingly bullish on URI's potential to become one of the nation's elite research institutions. A look at his record indicates that despite strong … more
Last week Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter entered a final judgment on the settlement of the public-employee pension reforms enacted over two different gubernatorial administrations. Yes, there is still a period for those affected to … more
June 30 came and went, and Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. That lack of action will hurt Rhode Island's economy. Based on information provided by U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, the Ex-Im Bank has helped Ocean State … more
As the summer heats up, the political season is cooling down, but it's not all sunny and clear weather going forward. more
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