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In 2012, 13.7 percent of Rhode Islanders, or close to 139,000 people, lived in households with income below the federal poverty level, according to the latest figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. more
YWCA Rhode Island will host its ninth annual Women of Achievement awards luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 26, at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. more
Johnson & Wales University next week will officially open Centennial House, which it says is the state’s first cooperative-style housing for students. more
States seeking to strengthen their economy should look to educational offerings, urges The Economic Policy Institute in a recent study, titled “A Well Educated Workforce is Key to State Prosperity.” more
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the design concept for the new Rhode Island Veterans Home, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Wednesday. more
(Updated, 11:35 a.m.) The education of Latinos in Rhode Island reflects an achievement gap, compared with white students, that is among the 10 worst in the country, according to a new study by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
Parents and children signed up Wednesday at Central Falls High School for Connect2Compete, a program dedicated to bridging the digital divide nationally. more
The Providence Housing Authority has been awarded a federal fire safety grant to purchase fire safety technology from Pioneering Technology. more
Mediation has broken down between Touro Synagogue in Newport and the nation’s first Jewish congregation, the Associate Press reported Tuesday. more
City officials from Chicago and Newark, and national experts from John Jay College for Criminal Justice will visit Providence to study the methods of the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, the Institute announced Thursday. more
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