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RHODE ISLAND had the second highest poverty rate in New England in 2019. / COURTESY ECONOMIC PROGRESS INSTITUTE

Report: R.I. had No. 2 highest rate of poverty in N.E....

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the No.18 lowest poverty rate in the United States in 2019 but the second highest rate in New England...

Economic Progress Institute predicts move away from employer-based health insurance

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked third in the nation in the lowest rate of residents that are not covered by health insurance in 2019,...

Shortened census count will hurt communities of color

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau is having a harder time than in the past counting all Americans, and it is now...
TH U.S. CENSUS BUREAU is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short, with collections now scheduled to stop at the end of September. / AP FILE PHOTO/LM OTERO

Census ending data collection for 2020 count a month early

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation...

R.I. census count enters crunch time

The coronavirus pandemic has made the difficult job of getting an accurate census count much harder at a time in which Rhode Island has...
DIVERSE WORKFORCE: C.C. Business Corp. Vice President Ron Brewer, left, and President Marcellus Sharpe stand outside of Thundermist Health Center in Woonsocket, one of the private-security company’s clients. Brewer estimates that 70% of the company’s 39 employees are minorities. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A question of equity: Can R.I. level the field for minority...

As small-business owners clambered to get in on the federal payroll relief program launched in the wake of COVID-19, Anna Mangeni held back. Her business,...
U.S. OFFICIALS are seeking to delay deadlines for the 2020 census because of the coronavirus outbreak. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Officials want delay in nation’s head count due to virus

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The U.S. Census Bureau wants to delay deadlines for the 2020 head count of all U.S. residents because of the...
THE MEDIAN home price in Rhode Island declined 10.6% from 2010 to 2018, the fastest rate of decline of any state in the U.S./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT MCINTYRE

Report: R.I. had fastest drop in median home value from 2010-2018...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the largest percent drop of median home values of any state and Washington, D.C., from 2010 to 2018, according...
THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU is seeking to fill 2,500 census enumerator positions in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ DAVID 'DEE' DELGADO

Census Bureau to hire 2,500 R.I. workers

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Census Bureau will hire 2,500 temporary workers in Rhode Island to survey the state’s population for the 2020 count. The agency...

Newport Polo to open indoor arena

SEEKONK – Newport Polo plans to open an indoor arena for winter polo. The site, which the polo club says is the largest professional equestrian...

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