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RHODE ISLAND KIDS COUNT'S latest issue brief released Thursday shows that racial and ethnic disparities remain in local education.

KIDS COUNT: Racial disparities remain in R.I. education

PROVIDENCE – Racial and ethnic disparities still exist in various aspects in education across all grades in Rhode Island, according to Rhode Island KIDS...

R.I. Food Bank report: Hunger in state worse than during pandemic

PROVIDENCE – Food insecurity has gotten worse in Rhode Island this past year than it was during the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly due to inflation...

RIPEC: State can’t rely on federal funds for future spending

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council says the state needs to be vigilant in avoiding spending commitments beyond available resources, given the...

New law expands R.I. Health and Educational Building Corp.’s reach

PROVIDENCE – Schools and hospitals are no longer the only building projects that will benefit from financing through the Rhode Island Health and Educational...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE is among several Rhode Island leaders who on Friday criticized the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade. McKee called the decision a 'travesty.' / SCREENSHOT VIA WPRI-TV CBS 12

Reaction from across R.I. critical of Roe v. Wade overturn

PROVIDENCE – Several Rhode Island elected officials and candidates seeking elective office, nonprofit leaders, and a prominent health care organization were among those Friday...

General Assembly OKs bill allowing eviction of verbally abusive hotel guests

PROVIDENCE – Legislation allowing hotels in Rhode Island to evict guests who verbally abuse or threaten hotel staff or other guests cleared the General...

General Assembly passes bill to create two-tier licensing for mental health...

PROVIDENCE – A bill aimed at easing the state’s shortage of mental health counselors by allowing counselors to practice as entry-level associates prior to...

3 gun reform bills clear key R.I. House committee

PROVIDENCE (AP) – Three gun reform bills that gained momentum after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, cleared a key committee...

Identical bills to change elder financial exploitation law OK’d by House,...

PROVIDENCE – Each chamber of the General Assembly recently approved its own bill lowering the age for residents to be considered victims of elder...
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Five Questions With: Richard Godfrey

Richard Godfrey | Executive director, Roger Williams University interdisciplinary Real Estate Program 1. What do you hope students will learn from your new interdisciplinary real...
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