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RIDE, R.I. Department of Human Services announce Summer P-EBT benefits

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education and the R.I. Department of Human Services recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and...
COURTNEY HAWKINS has been appointed the new chief policy officer for the city of Providence, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced recently. / COURTESY MAYOR'S OFFICE

Hawkins, Department of Human Services director, resigns

PROVIDENCE – Courtney E. Hawkins, director of the R.I. Department of Human Services, submitted a letter of resignation Thursday. “Leading the team of hundreds of...
‘BEST’ IN SHOW: Members of the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services’ business engagement specialist team collaborate in their downtown Providence office. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF Rehabilitation Services

R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services gives all a chance at being...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Government: R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services FOR RON RACINE, promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a critical component...
ABOUT ONE IN FOUR households lack adequate food, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's 2020 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island.

R.I. Food Bank’s hunger report: Hunger insecurity in state reaches record...

PROVIDENCE – About one in four households in Rhode Island lacks adequate food and underlying medical conditions that increase the risk of severe illness...
Dr. Pamela High

Threat to child care sector is far-reaching

We are facing a child care crisis in the U.S. and in Rhode Island that is poised to exacerbate the health care and economic...

Burrillville woman pleads to falsely obtaining $16K in SNAP benefits

PROVIDENCE – A Burrillville woman received a five-year deferred sentence and was ordered to repay $16,402 to the state after she pleaded no contest...

Reed announces $5.9M in Low Income Home Energy Assistance funds for...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has received $5.9 million through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help residents pay their utility bills during...
THE STATE will receive $30 million of the $50 million payment from Deloitte that was negotiated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo as part of a contract extension in 2019 related to the RI Bridges computer system. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

State to get $30M of settlement money from Deloitte

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island will receive $30 million of the $50 million payment from Deloitte Consulting LLP negotiated by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, the...
RHODE ISLAND received $1.5 million in federal funds for the Weatherization Assistance Program - which held low income families save on utility bills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

R.I. receives $1.5M from feds for weatherization program

PROVIDENCE – The state’s Weatherization Assistance Program has received $1.5 million in federal funding, Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., announced on Tuesday. The funds will allow...
A U.S. DISTRICT Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services preventing the state agency from issuing demand notices for overpayments of food assistance without adequate documentation. The order is in response to a lawsuit recently filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island.

Judge issues temporary restraining order in food benefit overpayment lawsuit

PROVIDENCE – A U.S. District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order against the R.I. Department of Human Services, ordering the government agency to...

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