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PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island may soon be joining the growing list of states moving to protect workers and students from intrusion by employers and schools into their personal social networking accounts. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick says his fiscal 2015 budget proposal supports job-growth priorities and works to close the so-called “achievement gap” in education. more
In 2011, National Institutes of Health grants totaling $152.8 million supported 2,148 jobs in Rhode Island. Nationally, NIH funding supported 432,094 jobs and generated more than $62 billion in economic activity. Yet federal support of basic scientific research continues to decline as the government looks for ways to trim expenses. more
Talk to a developer or architect about working in Providence and the difficulty of getting a permit for any project is oftentimes the first thing out of his mouth. Some recent changes at the city’s Department of Inspection and Standards may be changing all that, however. more
In October, the Science Coalition published a study that identified 100 U.S. companies that trace their roots to federally funded university research and highlighted their role in strengthening innovation and bolstering the economy. more
No one likes bureaucratic red tape, but wading through it on your computer holds distinct advantages over languishing at counters and scuttling between government offices. more
The Mass. Executive Office of Health and Human Services announced the selection of the first 20 registered marijuana dispensaries on Friday, including two in Bristol County. more
The average per capita debt for Rhode Island’s cities and towns is $1,673, with the highest per capita debt in Providence at $7,366 per person, according to an analysis of local debt data conducted by WPRI-TV CBS 12’s Target 12 team. more
Rhode Island’s four-year high-school graduation rate improved to 80 percent for the class of 2013, the R.I. Department of Education reported Friday. more
Rhode Island ranked 40th among the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall financial security of its residents in the 2014 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard released Thursday by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. (Updated, 3:10 p.m.) more
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