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The Pentagon struck a blow for both military preparedness and sex equality Thursday by opening all combat jobs to women. more
(Updated 12:08 p.m.) The City Council has agreed to retain a consultant to review staffing and organization of the Providence Fire Department, including its organization and rank structure, staffing levels and issues in litigation concerning the administration’s restructuring of platoons. more
The Breakers Welcome Center project will move forward after a Newport Superior Court judge on Monday dismissed all appeals of a Zoning Board decision that approved its construction. more
Federal grants totaling nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development have been awarded to 10 communities to help assisted housing residents find work and access job training. more
A healing job market is giving the U.S. Federal Reserve reason to pull back on economic stimulus by ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates. more
Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
Are financial incentives a prerequisite for economic development? In most urban areas of Rhode Island, the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Developers interested in investing have traditionally sought property tax relief, with the full … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's Working Group for Healthcare Innovation last week called for the creation of an Office of Health Policy, among several recommendations designed to boost services and lower costs. The Office of Health … more
PROVIDENCE – The United Association Local 51 Plumbers and Pipefitters has received a $131,400 Real Jobs RI implementation grant to launch an urban community apprenticeship program. The grant will connect people of color and the … more
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