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Barbara Fields has been named the new executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., after serving in the acting position since January. more
The proposed creation of a School Building Authority in Rhode Island will allow the state to direct construction funds to public schools based on prioritized need, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
A slew of lawyers representing parties involved with the state’s convoluted pension lawsuit pleaded their cases before Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter in Superior Court Thursday morning, which she’s slated to rule on at a future time. more
(Updated 4:10 p.m.) Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped again to 6.3 percent in February, its lowest level in eight years, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
Providence County was the fastest-growing county in the Ocean State from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. more
The Providence International Arts Festival will take place June 11 to 14 downtown, featuring music, arts, sculpture, food and more. more
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week as improved weather conditions ushered in labor-market stabilization. more
Twenty-two states have rallied around Texas in its legal challenge to RadioShack’s plan to sell personal data on 117 million customers. more
Total general revenue was ahead of expected revenue by 2.4 percent for the first eight months of the fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue’s monthly revenue assessment report for February. more
Russell P. Knight will be appointed public works director, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced Wednesday. more
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