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Rhode Islanders weary of the barrage of statistics that have put the Ocean State dead last for unemployment for four consecutive months can now view local success stories through “Our Backyard TV,” a new 24-hour On Demand channel produced by Cox Communications in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation. more
Employment rose more than forecast in December and the jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent, wrapping up the best year for the labor market since 1999 and adding to evidence the U.S. is a standout in the global economy. more
Economic growth continued in the third quarter, but the pace was not as fast, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator, which showed growth at 2.3 percent in the third quarter, compared with 3 percent in the second quarter, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Monday. more
Led by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, a coalition of school reform advocates has launched “Bright Today Educational Choice,” a campaign espousing school choice in Rhode Island. more
A group of Rhode Island motor vehicle companies has filed a court complaint seeking to block a state requirement that all vehicles for hire charge customers at least $40 a trip. more
Executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick talks about leadership and the club’s partnerships. more
Demand for the 48 micro-lofts at the Arcade Providence has only increased since the first tenants arrived in December 2013. Corey Towner, above, lives in one of the second-floor units. Towner was on the original waiting list of approximately 2,000, and feels lucky to be there. The waiting list has doubled, though new units, which rarely come available, are not leased on a strict first-come, first-served basis. The lofts range in size from 225 square feet to 850 square feet. more
Rhode Island has ranked No. 1 on a state-by-state nursing home report card published by Families for Better Care, a Florida-based nursing home resident advocacy group. more
The city has won a $13 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant to build a streetcar system between the East Side and Upper South Providence, officials announced Thursday. more
Rear Adm. Michael E. Jabaley will become commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center on Friday, relieving Rear Adm. David M. Duryea, during a change of command ceremony. more
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