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The federal government and the R.I. Department of Transportation have signed a consent decree that commits the state agency to spend $111.9 million over 10 years to reduce the flow of pollutants into the state’s bodies of water through stormwater systems. more
Rhode Island’s jobless rate fell to 5.4 percent in September, a three-tenths of a percentage point drop from August’s revised rate of 5.7 percent, the state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday. more
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded $2 million over four years to a team of University of Rhode Island and University of North Caroline researchers to study Lyme disease prevention and exposure among outdoor workers. more
The Providence Mayor’s Office on Friday confirmed a report that the Port of Providence would host at least a portion of Deepwater Wind LLC’s offshore wind turbine assembly work for its 30-megawatt Block Island project. more
The White House has chosen Rhode Island to be a part of President Obama’s TechHire initiative, a multi-sector effort to empower Americans with the skills they need to succeed in today’s economy, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, says a new proposal for a minor league baseball stadium in Providence could be announced as early as within the next couple of weeks with the possibility of it being taken up for consideration during a special legislative session this fall. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area ranked 263rd out of 358 metropolitan areas nationwide for its lack of construction job growth in June, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
The Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was one of 351 metro areas out of 387 that experienced a year-over-year drop in its jobless rate in June, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Tom Brady’s suspension stands. National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected an appeal by the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player against a four-game suspension Imposed in May for Brady’s involvement in the New England Patriots’ deflated-ball controversy. more
For the second consecutive month in June, Rhode Island had the largest year-over-year percentage-point decline in its unemployment rate among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. more
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