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NICHOLE WARD is a CNA and member of Raise the Bar on Residents Care, a recently-formed activist group that says state standards are needed for workers and residents in nursing homes. / COURTESY RAISE THE BAR ON RESIDENT CARE

Five Questions With Nichole Ward

In late July, activist group Raise the Bar on Residents Care gathered in Providence to release a report on nursing homes standards in Rhode...

Pay-equity fight not over in R.I.

Women earn a median of $43,541 in Rhode Island, ­according to data from the National Partnership for Women & Families, which cited U.S. Census...
THE HOUSE APPROVED A $9.6 BILLION fiscal 2019 budget on Friday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Campaign champions long-term home care independence

PROVIDENCE – The desire to stay in your home as you age is a given for most, but law and policy don’t support that...
PROVIDENCE'S GENDER PAY gap among physicians in 2017 ranked the fourth-largest in the U.S. in Doximity's Physician Compensation Report. / COURTESY DOXIMITY

Report: Providence female doctors see 4th-largest gender pay gap in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – Local female doctors are paid 31 percent less than their male counterparts, ranking fourth among the top five largest gender wage gaps in...
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