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One year from now, Director of Health Initiatives Susan Jacobsen at Thundermist Health Center hopes to have answers to her questions: “What does a healthy Woonsocket look like?” “Where are we now in [fulfilling that vision]?” “What do we need to make that happen?” more
Rhode Island’s economic growth in February was “tepid at best,” according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
More babies are being born with exposure to opioids in Rhode Island, the annual KIDS COUNT Factbook has found. more
Rhode Island, despite having the ninth-highest per-pupil spending amount nationally, still has room for improvement in its educational outcomes, an analysis from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council showed this week. more
Here’s one key takeaway from the Commerce Department’s report Friday on February wholesale inventories: There’s going to be a much bigger drag on first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product from diminished stockpiling than most economists forecast before the report. more
In the construction trades, new recruits learn the job by working alongside veteran laborers. Their earnings are covered by negotiated contracts. Workforce-development advocates say the same approach could benefit manufacturing and other … more
Legislation now before the House deserves swift consideration and passage. The topic is manufacturing workforce development, and the Senate-passed bill establishes incentives for employers to hire apprentices. The continuing … more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kasim Yarn is Rhode Island's first director of veterans affairs. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's degree from the Naval War College. more
As state leaders labor to move on from the firestorm that followed the rollout of a $5 million tourism marketing campaign, a key question remains: What happened? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on April 1 responded to widespread criticism by dropping … more
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