Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent.
Rachel Flum has been named executive director of the nonprofit Economic Progress Institute, replacing Kate Brewster, who is leaving to lead the Jonnycake Center in South Kingstown’s Peace Dale section.
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Several groups met Thursday to call on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello to investigate the 38 Studios deal. They also want greater transparency on the Pawtucket Red Sox relocation proposal.