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Suffering unequal when food prices skyrocket

THE COST OF EGGS AND BREAD is soaring – a trend that’s particularly punishing for the poorest Americans. Average food prices climbed at an annualized rate...

R.I. gets $2.3M to improve access to unemployment benefits

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is getting $2.3 million in federal funding to expand access to unemployment insurance benefits, the U.S. Department of Labor announced...

U.S. News: Providence metro area 105th best place to live in...

PROVIDENCE – The capital city ranks No. 105 on U.S. News and World Report’s 2022-2023 list of best places to live released Tuesday.  The report...

West Warwick man indicted in unemployment fraud scheme

PROVIDENCE – A West Warwick man has been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to fraudulently apply for COVID-related unemployment funds. Richard Allen, 56, pleaded not...

$1.3M grant to help R.I. workforce affected by opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive $1.3 million in federal funding to help create jobs for people who lost...

Goldin to join Biden administration, resigns from R.I. Senate

PROVIDENCE – Sen. Gayle L. Goldin, D-Providence, has resigned from the state Senate, effective immediately, to take a position in President Joe Biden's administration...

DLT gets $4M federal grant for apprenticeship programs

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training was awarded a $4 million grant to develop, modernize and diversify its registered apprenticeship programs...

Amgen, Veterans Assembled Electronics at STRAC Institute win Platinum Awards for...

PROVIDENCE – Biopharmaceutical manufacturer Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich and Veterans Assembled Electronics at the STRAC Institute in Providence each won a U.S....

709,000 seek U.S. jobless aid as pandemic escalates

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking United States unemployment benefits fell last week to 709,000, a still-high level but the lowest figure...
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Justice announced Tuesday that a local man, a former federal air marshal, has admitted to collecting fraudulent disability benefits. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID AKE

Ex-federal employee admits to collecting fraudulent disability benefits

PROVIDENCE – A former federal air marshal has admitted in federal court that he concealed his self-employment and his role in a Middletown-based martial...

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