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Too bad the state and city governments are not able to coordinate their efforts better when applying for federal grants. more
WOONSOCKET – The R.I. Department of Health has approved CVS Caremark Corp.’s application to open seven MinuteClinic facilities throughout Rhode Island. more
Some have questioned the value of residential and mixed-use developments in downtown and other parts of Providence. Their question: “Don’t we need jobs, not housing?” The answer: Residential and mixed-use projects will produce jobs, as well as other long-term benefits to our city and our state. more
Over the past few years 21 states have adopted laws allowing medical use of marijuana, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Seven more states are considering such legislation. Those changes to the once-taboo drug’s legal status have sparked concerns among parents and physicians that the new laws could lead to an increase in the number of teens using it. more
Diane Sullivan says that when she pulls out her food stamp card to buy groceries, she keeps the side with her photo cupped in her hand so people can’t see. more
Illegal, unhealthy and expensive: many see illegal immigrants using emergency rooms, staying in hospitals, crowding into public clinics. Their persistent factoid holds that illegal immigrants are disproportionately gobbling up health care. more
PROVIDENCE – In a 29-5 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that would amend the method by which the state assessment program would be implemented in public schools, requiring that no state assessment be used to determine a student’s ability to graduate from high school prior to the Class of 2017. more
PROVIDENCE – The state will receive an estimated $1.9 million to assist fishermen under a compromise reached by state fishery directors from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York and the National Marine Fisheries Service. more
WINDSOR, Mass. – A proposed natural gas pipeline expansion has drawn opposition from more than a dozen towns in the state near the potential path of the 250-mile project, The Associated Press reported. more
With the adoption last week of an economic-development action plan for the Ocean State, the R.I. Commerce Corporation has shown just how difficult turning around the state’s economy will be. Still, the effort underscores the notion that there is no one silver bullet to creating a healthy state economy, just a series of deliberate steps that can do little but improve that state’s business climate and support long-term economic growth. more
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