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Despite recent signs of an improved economy, one in eight Rhode Island households lacks adequate food, according to the 2015 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island from the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
In Rhode Island, women are paid, on average, 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a $9,000 wage gap between women and men, according to an analysis from the National Partnership for Women & Families, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin recently joined 14 other attorneys general urging stronger consumer protections on long-term care facility contracts in comments submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Matthew Netto, state director of the nonprofit Best Buddies Rhode Island, has an unwieldy job description.
To lead the charitable organization, part of a national group dedicated to support for people with intellectual and developmental …