Providence has 10th highest percentage of people walking to work, and growing

In Media by Jef Nickerson4 Comments

Harvard Square in #1 ranked Cambridge, Mass. Photo (cc) Wally Gobetz Nationally, only a small fraction of people primarily walk to work – the measure the Census Bureau estimates in its annual American Communities Survey. In a select group of cities, though, recent data illustrates the extent to which walking has emerged as an everyday means of commuting. – Governing …

Media Matters: STUDY: Media Missing The Mark On Gas Prices

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A Media Matters analysis of print and television coverage of rising gasoline prices between January 1 and February 29 finds that news outlets often provided a shallow and shortsighted treatment of the issue. For instance, several outlets largely overlooked fuel economy standards – a key policy solution that mitigates U.S. vulnerability to price spikes – while promoting increased U.S. drilling …

Some *Positive* PVD Press!

In Media by Bret Ancowitz1 Comment

We’ve been getting really pummeled in the national media of late. It seems every state (well, except for California) has had a newpaper write an article with the tone of, “You think our economy is bad, take a look at Rhode Island’s! Just look at their unemployment rate! They have no industries at all. Just some schools! Whew, good thing …