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The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are not found in Rhode Island. But because so many Ocean State residents have family in affected areas, and have traveled in recent months, the implications of the virus have become an issue for local … more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza earlier this month said 2016 would yield the busiest construction season seen in decades and people could again expect to see "cranes in the sky and workers on the job." There may be more hope than certainty … more
Nearly $10 million in foreclosure prevention funding is coming to Rhode Island from the Hardest Hit Fund at the U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Sen. Jack F. Reed said Friday. more
1 How did Newport attract this year's World Match Racing Tour and what type of audience will the free, public stopover bring? Sail Newport has an international reputation for running first-class regattas. By collaborating with the state and … more
Despite a challenging rollout in 2014, HealthSource RI, Rhode Island's health-benefits exchange, continues to connect more people to health insurance. The speed with which individuals select a plan from among the many options, and then pay … more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is attending the National Governors Association’s winter meeting in Washington, D.C., where she is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on young American activism concerning climate change and energy. more
The City Council on Thursday approved a resolution calling on the Board of Investment Commissioners to move forward with divestment of city investments from fossil fuel companies. more
Kent and Diane Fannon, a married couple who first met at the University of Rhode Island and have business careers that changed direction, have established an endowed “career” fund at URI’s College of Business Administration. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel increased in January by the most in more than four years, reflecting broad-based gains that signal companies may be getting some pricing power. more
Jim Scott has been a member of the board of directors for the nonprofit Art Connection-RI for five years, serving most of that time as chairman of the Art Committee, which reaches out to artists to coordinate their donations to local social service nonprofits. Besides recruiting artists, he also photographs the art so that it can be presented to the staff and constituents of the organizations that choose the art for their walls. Here, Scott discusses the value of the nonprofit’s work and what its upcoming five-year anniversary means to the organization and the groups it benefits. more
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