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Social Welfare
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Rhode Island had the greatest man-woman wage gap improvement among states during the 2007-15 period, according to a study released Wednesday by NerdWallet, a personal finance website. more
Repealing the Affordable Care Act without a replacement would increase the number of uninsured people by 32 million and double premiums by 2026, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said in a report that will add pressure on Republicans’ contentious efforts to end the law. more
In the first such partnership in Rhode Island, Roger Williams University has paired with the Gateway to College Nation Network, which offers a graduation track to high school dropouts while also laying out steps to attain an associates degree, according to a Tuesday release by the university. more
Hosted at its Alfred Elson Jr. Clubhouse, the 116th annual meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket saw five new trustees appointed, three new members of the board of directors recognized and numerous employees honored. more
Three college scholarships and one vocational scholarship, totaling $4,500, for students in local high schools will be funded by the Westerly Community Credit Union for the 2016-17 school year. more
Park View Middle School in Cranston presented Operation Stand Down Rhode Island a $4,000 check in early December after raising the funds during its Annual Park View Middle School Veterans Day 5K. more
A Rhode Island native, Shandi Hanna graduated from Rhode Island College with a bachelor’s degree in social work and worked in that field for 10 years. Now she is the Rhode Island community engagement manager at LaunchCode, a St. Louis, Mo.-based nonprofit that helps place people in technology-centric jobs. more
(Updated 4:09 p.m.) Department of Human Services Director Melba Affigne Depeña and Chief Digital Officer Thom Guertin have resigned after the botched September rollout of the state’s new health and human eligibility computer system, known as UHIP, which delivers state aid to 300,000 Rhode Islanders. more
If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. more
Academy-award winning actress Geena Davis will serve as one of three keynote speakers at the 20th annual Bryant University Women’s Summit on March 17, according to a release by the school Wednesday. more
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