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Physical education teachers in Rhode Island reported a lack of professional development opportunities according to the findings of the latest R.I. KIDS COUNT policy brief, “A Snapshot of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs in Rhode Island,” released Thursday. more
For the fourth year in a row, Bristol County is the healthiest county in Rhode Island, according to the eighth annual health rankings from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. more
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island said Wednesday that it is partnering with three different organizations to empower its insured members who are elderly or disabled to live independently and in their own homes. more
Rhode Island is the 19th best state to retire, according to a study released Wednesday by Bankrate.com. more
Republican leaders are eager to avoid a government shutdown but the demise of their Obamacare repeal could leave some conservatives spoiling for a fight that raises the odds of a standoff. more
Per capita gross domestic product is much higher in the U.S. than in the other major developed economies, and no one really seems to be catching up. more
Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, the Southside Community Land Trust will host four simultaneous Urban Agriculture Kick-Off events throughout the city. more
Celebrating its 10th year of participation in March of Dimes’ March for Babies Rhode Island, a fundraiser for research and programs to aid mothers in having healthy, full-term pregnancies, the McNally family of Cranston was named the 2017-2018 March of Dimes Ambassador Family for Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. more
AIDS Project of Rhode Island announced it will hold its annual AIDS Walk for Life 2017: Fighting HIV One Step at a Time on Sunday, April 23. more
As part of the annual Gowrie Group Challenge, which concluded earlier this year, the Gowrie Group, an independent insurance agent, raised $172,919 for The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries, breaking their previous donation record. more
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