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In Rhode Island those who work in law enforcement are all too often treated with disdain and blamed for everything from taxes to speeding tickets. more
The R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has issued policy guidelines for the appropriate use of social media and social networking in medical practice. more
As the General Assembly considers which bond measures to place on the ballot in the fall, it is important to include the $40 million bond for a new transportation center/RIPTA bus hub at Providence’s Amtrak station. more
Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move is designed to reinforce a truth the current money-oriented startup community keeps forgetting: If an idea is crazy and unfeasible, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be funded. more
In the hoopla over whether Thomas Piketty’s data on growing global inequality are correct, an important question about how to address the problem has been obscured. Piketty describes his own global wealth-tax idea as more of a “useful utopia” than a practical policy suggestion. Is there anything more plausible that can be done? more
Convincing businesses and homeowners to look at the long-term perspective, not just the immediate cost of investment, is one of many challenges communities and governments face as the impact of climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, economist Howard Kunreuther told environmental experts, area residents and a group of international journalists Friday at the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting. more
Nine months after launching its service connecting passengers to drivers of luxury cars in Providence, San Francisco-based Uber announced Friday it will expand its Rhode Island footprint to include Newport and Narragansett. more
Tech Collective, an industry association for information technology and bioscience, has announced a call for applicants for its 2014 Rhode Island Bioscience Awards, the program’s second year following its launch in 2013. more
The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
UnitedHealthcare has recognized four Rhode Island companies in its 2014 Well Deserved Awards, presented annually to employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving employees' health and well-being through work-site wellness programs. more
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