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Engage Rhode Island, the business-backed advocacy group that helped stoke popular support for overhauling the state pension system, has dissolved, the group said in a statement Friday afternoon. more
(Updated, 3:28 p.m.) The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a $272,400 grant to the Business Innovation Factory to “explore the ‘connected aging experience’ and identify transformational models for connected aging,” according to the Providence-based organization. more
Lisa Konicki is going full-speed ahead 17 years into her role as executive director of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce. more
Executive director of Youth In Action talks about issues facing young people in Providence. more
(Updated, 11:35 a.m.) The education of Latinos in Rhode Island reflects an achievement gap, compared with white students, that is among the 10 worst in the country, according to a new study by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
The U.S. Department of Justice entered into an interim settlement agreement on Thursday with the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence to resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act that affected roughly 200 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Larry Merlo has been named the March of Dimes Rhode Island 2013 “Citizen of the Year” for ongoing support of the March of Dimes mission. more
Swipe for a Cause and Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island are partnering in a way that will allow them to reach more patients and families and provide greater access to the quality end-of-life care. more
Executive director of Rhode Island Campus Connect talks about the organization that she has lead for five years. more
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