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The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day, including in Providence and Pawtucket, to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
Wine, chocolate -- pot. If the estimated $45 billion or so of yearly demand for recreational marijuana is in the right ballpark, then more Americans crave cannabis than cabernet or candy bars. more
Never before has housing been such an important issue to Rhode Islanders. more
The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
(Updated 1:32 p.m.) Robin Muksian will serve as the city’s director of administration, overseeing administrative aspects and operations while serving as senior adviser to the mayor. more
The city has acquired 3.5 acres of land at Passeonkquis Cove, to be preserved as open space, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced recently. more
Rhode Island again is one of the least tax-friendly states, according to Kiplinger’s. more
Paypal Holdings Inc., one of the world’s largest online payment companies, is considering to move its operations center to Rhode Island, according to a report today by WPRI-TV CBS 12. more
(Updated 3:28 and 3:59 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Wednesday she has directed the R.I. Department of Transportation to initiate replacement of the Route 6-10 connector, a series of nine bridges and elevated roadways that carry more than 100,000 vehicles daily. more
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