Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country.
Special Olympics Rhode Island supporters brave the icy waters at Warwick’s Goddard State Memorial Park. The seventh annual Torch Run Plunge and related events were held March 1-2. More than 300 participants from local schools and public-service departments joined Special Olympics athletes to help raise $70,000 for the organization.
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