development http://ripr.org en Political Roundtable: Obamacare, Tax Stabilizations in Providence + the LG Race http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-obamacare-tax-stabilizations-providence-lg-race <p></p><p>Pablo Rodriguez joins the Political Roundtable this week as we discuss the troubled rollout of Obamacare; back and forth over pensions; the merits of tax stabilization in Providence; and the Democratic race for lieutenant governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 24828 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Obamacare, Tax Stabilizations in Providence + the LG Race New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains http://ripr.org/post/new-data-how-poverty-hurts-kids-brains <p>Stress can affect developing brains, including the kind of stress that poverty can create. But a strong caregiver can mediate those effects. Those are the findings of a new <a href="http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1761544&amp;utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JAMAPediatrics%3AOnlineFirst10%2F28%2F2013">study </a>in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics. It's not news that stress and poverty can have negative effects. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:46:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24011 at http://ripr.org New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains TGIF: 10 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-10-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-5 <p>This week marked the one-year point until Rhode Island's decisive 2014 primary. Welcome back to my Friday column. Feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to stay posted via <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">Twitter</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:18:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 21639 at http://ripr.org Blow up the Superman Building? http://ripr.org/post/blow-superman-building <p></p><p>In the best of all possible worlds, Providence's iconic Superman Building would be revived as housing that would add downtown residents and reduce the amount of prime office space. Yet Providence Mayor Angel Taveras isn't ruling out the possibility that the structure might have to be leveled.</p><p>During an appearance last weekend on WJAR-TV's <a href="http://www.turnto10.com/video?clipId=8631907&amp;autostart=true">10 News Conference</a>, Taveras said:</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:29:21 +0000 Ian Donnis 12204 at http://ripr.org Blow up the Superman Building?