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Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
Are financial incentives a prerequisite for economic development? In most urban areas of Rhode Island, the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Developers interested in investing have traditionally sought property tax relief, with the full … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Working Group for Healthcare Innovation last week called for the creation of an Office of Health Policy, among several recommendations designed to boost services and lower costs. The Office of Health … more
PROVIDENCE – The United Association Local 51 Plumbers and Pipefitters has received a $131,400 Real Jobs RI implementation grant to launch an urban community apprenticeship program. The grant will connect people of color and the … more
CRANSTON – To the dismay of open-space advocates, the City Council recently approved a key zoning exemption that opens the door for construction of the state's largest solar array. The zoning measure, put forth by Mayor Allan Fung, passed … more
The Rhode Island banking industry is watching the Federal Reserve especially close this month, as the central bank could raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. A rate hike could lead to higher profit margins throughout the sector. … more
Last summer two French musicians landed in Rhode Island for the final stint of a six-week-long trip across the United States. The duo traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to Los Angeles, where they caught a flight to the East Coast to spend a day before … more
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority received an additional $4.3 million in federal funding for exterior repair and improvements to the Newport Gateway Center, one of the authority’s main transit hubs. more
A famous Renoir painting, 2006 Ford GT sports car and an assortment of Japanese swords were some of the assets collected and sold by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island in fiscal 2015. more
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