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President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. more
Rhode Island placed 28th in a new Politico report ranking the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia for overall living standards. more
Brown University has made a new commitment to provide at least one funded internship or research opportunity to any student who receives need-based financial aid, President Christina Paxson said Thursday. more
The Rhode Island Foundation’s strategic plan for the next five years makes “inspiring philanthropy” a new priority and creates a new position within the organization responsible for assessing the foundation’s progress toward its goals. more
A Senate vote on Monday to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in hopes of bolstering their fortunes in the November mid-term elections. more
Hasbro Inc. and Brown University will each donate $25,000 to make up for the theft of $50,000 worth of technology from Sophia Academy and to fund the installation of new security equipment at the school. more
The deadline for submitting an application for the Rhode Island Foundation’s 2014 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program intended to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges, is Friday, Dec. 13. more
At the PBN Summit on Nonprofit Best Practices, held Wednesday morning at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, panelists told more than 160 attendees that recognizing vulnerabilities is a key step in managing risk in a nonprofit organization. more
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, has awarded $2.5 million in grants to support 25 affordable housing initiatives in 13 states through its eighth annual “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. more
Rhode Island ranked 42nd in the U.S. for funding programs that help prevent kids from smoking and help current smokers quit, according to a report released by a coalition of public health organizations. more
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