Updated November 26 at 12:29am
Social Welfare
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Rhode Island has the 13th lowest obesity rate in the nation at 27 percent, and while it landed on the lower end of the scale for states, the obesity rate has climbed since 1990 when it was 10.1 percent. more
Rachel Flum has been named executive director of the nonprofit Economic Progress Institute, replacing Kate Brewster, who is leaving to lead the Jonnycake Center in South Kingstown’s Peace Dale section. more
The U.S. Census Bureau released data from its 2014 American Community Survey showing that the uninsured rate for Rhode Island was 7.4 percent, a drop from 11.3 percent the year before. more
Despite having beautiful beaches and top-notch restaurants, Rhode Island is one of the unhappiest states in the nation, according to WalletHub’s latest survey. more
Fundraising has brought in more than $113,500 to help defray the cost of major repairs to Roger Williams Park Zoo’s harbor seal exhibit. more
“Minority and small businesses in the urban core have generally found it difficult to access commercial loans,” said Lisa Ranglin, Rhode Island Black Business Association president. more
A total of $12 million in available to local nonprofit organizations from the United Way of Rhode Island through its 2016-2019 grant cycle. more
Crossroads Rhode Island and the former Rhode Island Family Shelter in Warwick have partnered to reopen the shuttered shelter, Mayor Scott Avedisian announced Friday. more
Hasbro, the Pawtucket School Department and the city of Pawtucket are partnering with No Bully, a non-profit organization that trains schools how to stop bullying. more
Blame it on the person who tried to pay for his beverage with a fake $1 million dollar bill … more
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