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The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
The Washington Trust Co. collected approximately 10,000 pounds, or more than five tons, of peanut butter during its 14th annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other food pantries across the state. more
A new report has found that family influence has a growing impact on the donation patterns of people who contribute to donor-advised funds operated through Fidelity Charitable, a national program that provides an alternative to direct philanthropy. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
In a national health study of America’s seniors, Rhode Island moved up four places to No. 26 from No. 30 last year, but ranked the lowest of any New England state, the United Health Foundation announced Wednesday. more
The New Bedford Whaling Museum broke ground Monday on a new 17,000-square-foot education center and research library. more
(Updated, 3:07 p.m.) The Rhode Island Foundation reported net assets of $734.4 million at the end of 2013, increasing by $101.6 million, or 16 percent, the $632.8 million reported the previous year, according to the organization’s 2013 annual report. Since 1993, the organization has seen its total assets increase more than 300 percent, from $197 million. more
Two Rhode Island groups have received grants from Third Sector New England, a Boston-based nonprofit-support organization, to maintain projects to promote co-operative businesses and end racial profiling in the state. more
Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour could help more than 89,300 Rhode Islanders and 453,100 Bay Staters make ends meet, according to a state-by-state analysis released by the White House last week. more
The University of Rhode Island broke ground Wednesday morning on a new LGBTQ Center on Upper College Road scheduled to open next spring. The groundbreaking took place at the site of the old Ruggles House, a vacant URI building at 19 Upper College Road that will be demolished to make way for the $2.1 million, 4,300-square-foot facility. more
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