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Rhode Island ranks as one of the worst states for families to have a richer life, according to a study released Monday by GOBankingrates.com. more
Rhode Island is one of two states – Alabama is the other – that will receive resources and services, but not money, from the American Medical Association to help address the ongoing opioid overdose crisis, Steve DeToy, Rhode Island Medical Society’s director of government and public affairs, told Providence Business News. more
From health care issues to housing problems, hundreds of nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders benefited from the $18.2 million the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded during the first half of 2016, the organization announced Friday. more
A Tuesday night lecture series featuring five physician talks and art shows will be hosted by Avondale Arts through Aug. 23 to benefit the Westerly Hospital Foundation. more
Grants totaling $65,000 were awarded to 32 local nonprofit organizations benefiting children by the Providence Rotary Charities Foundation, the charitable wing of the Rotary Club of Providence, the organization announced. more
As part of their June meeting, members of the Executives Association of Rhode Island donated more than 300 pounds of food to St. Rita’s Church pantry. more
Dr. Angela Dills, associate professor of economics at Providence College, recently co-authored a report that found ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft lower the rate of fatal accidents, DUI arrests, disorderly conduct and assaults. … more
Rhode Island is one of the states with the narrowest racial divide, according to a recent report from 24/7 Wall St., which examined equality issues in all 50 states. more
Amos House, which recently celebrated the opening of its new facility in South Providence, received a new computer lab complete with eight desktop computers, 20 laptops for classroom use and routers, all courtesy of International Game Technology PLC. more
(Updated 12:55 p.m. and 3:39 p.m.) New Bedford and Fall River mayors are being asked by Massachusetts health care workers, labor leaders and social justice advocates to hold additional meetings about the proposed merger between Southcoast Health and Care New England. more
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