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The number of persons experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island on a single night in January rose by 4.4 percent over the year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
A Medicaid accountable care program has been launched to improve health and patient satisfaction, as well as reduce care costs, for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicaid plans as a result of a new initiative from CharterCARE Health Partners, CharterCARE Provider Group RI LLC and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Rhode Island. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in October, representing a 0.1 percentage point decline from both the prior month and October 2015, according to a release from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
A new $6 million federal grant has been awarded to the R.I. Governor’s Workforce Board to help train between 700 and 1,000 local workers in advanced manufacturing and information technology-related skills to fill vacancies primarily in the defense industry. more
The cost of living in the U.S. rose for a third consecutive month, driven by fuel and housing, indicating inflation is moving closer to the Federal Reserve’s goal. more
The fewest Americans since 1973 filed for unemployment benefits last week, a sign that the U.S. labor market is getting tighter. more
A New York developer who has proposed to build a trio of residential skyscrapers in downtown Providence said the project will transform the city. more
Researchers at Bradley Hospital Children’s Research Center have received a $3.3 million five-year grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to evaluate how youth are affected by physical trauma and whether social media plays a role in their recovery. more
Providence is one of 10 new cities that has joined the City Energy Project, a nationwide effort to cut climate pollution from buildings. more
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