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As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
Rhode Island’s state debt per capita of $8,769 for fiscal year 2012 ranks third-highest in the United States, according to the Tax Foundation’s 2014 “Facts and Figures” report released Wednesday. The annual report compiles tax and collections data for each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and ranks each state on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy. more
NEWPORT – Neighbors of The Breakers estate in Newport are suing to block a new welcome center that’s planned for the site of the mansion, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Literacy Volunteers of Kent County has been re-accredited by ProLiteracy, a national adult literacy organization. more
Mentors get support, Alex and Ani help out the Junior League, red is the color to wear and more. more
Lisa A. Hildebrand was recently promoted to director of the Rhode Island Association for the Education of Young Children, which is the managing agency for BrightStars, the state’s ratings and improvement system designed to support high-quality child care in Rhode Island. more
The Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts has named Valerie Bassett of Westport its new executive director. more
Special Olympics Rhode Island supporters brave the icy waters at Warwick’s Goddard State Memorial Park. The seventh annual Torch Run Plunge and related events were held March 1-2. More than 300 participants from local schools and public-service departments joined Special Olympics athletes to help raise $70,000 for the organization. more
Miriam Hospital annual gala, Inspiring Minds fundraiser and more. more
President and CEO of Child & Family speaks about his priorities and goals while at the helm of the organization. more
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