The Ocean State again fell into the “building equality” category in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual index that assesses the status of state legislation affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality across the nation.
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To start celebrating its centennial next year, the Rhode Island Foundation announced a statewide community grant program Tuesday, along with details of its $10 million campaign to restore Roger Williams Park.
From health care issues to housing problems, hundreds of nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders benefited from the $18.2 million the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded during the first half of 2016, the organization announced Friday.
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Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week.