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2 R.I. school districts awarded $9.8M for electric buses

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two Rhode Island school districts were awarded $9.8 million combined Wednesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus...
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Catalyzing the big power of small business

(Editor’s note: This essay is part of PBN’s 35th anniversary publication, which can be viewed here.) Five years ago, Jhonny Leyva, of Heroica Construction in Providence, was...

VP Harris, Commerce Secretary Raimondo visit Social Enterprise Greenhouse

PROVIDENCE - Vice President Kamala Harris and Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo visited Social Enterprise Greenhouse on Wednesday and attended a “Shark Tank” style...

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed" as he took the...

Despite progress, elite boys club remains

Janet Yellen may soon become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department, about six years after shattering another glass ceiling at the top...

Democrats open a new kind of convention

ATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions. Democratic National...

Did presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden make the right choice...

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Aug. 11 ended up naming who many thought he'd pick, Sen. Kamala Harris,...

Americans won’t pay carbon taxes

Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order...
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION agents work at a check point inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago recently. With screeners calling in sick in larger-than-normal numbers, U.S. airports have been experiencing disruptions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. airport screener absences triple as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose to 10 percent on Sunday, more than triple that of a...
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