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Rhode Island ranks 43rd in the nation in funding programs that prevent children from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a national report released this week by a coalition of public health organizations. more
Eggs are about to get more expensive, as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lay down, stand up, extend their wings and dance around. more
Two new topics, workforce and infrastructure, have been added as the College and University Research Collaborative jumpstarts 12 new research projects in Rhode Island. “What we … more
Rhode Island ranked eighth in the nation in terms of jobs lost to China from 2001 to 2013, according to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute on Thursday. more
(Updated, 3:53 p.m.) The State Planning Council unanimously approved RhodeMap RI, a comprehensive economic-development plan for the state, on Thursday morning. more
Farmers and ranchers in three Rhode Island counties qualify for natural disaster assistance due to damages and losses caused by drought that is continuing from July 1, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. more
Providence Mayor-elect Jorge Elorza has announced his One Providence Steering Committee – 29 community leaders who will lead the work of 10 transition committees, helping guide the policy agenda of his administration. more
As part of a settlement with the city in connection with a lawsuit that had been filed over discriminatory lending practices, Santander Bank N.A. has launched the Santander-Providence Home Loan Program to promote home ownership opportunities for low- and moderate-income borrowers in the city. more
Classical High School senior Joseph Zurier placed second in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, a national research competition for high school students. more
Applications to the 2015 Rhode Island Business Plan Competition are now being accepted. Winners and finalists are expected to take home prizes valued at about $200,000. more
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