A Rhode Island Department of Health study that found that 11 percent of high school students had BMIs above the 95th percentile, qualifying them as obese.
HealthSource RI, the state health insurance exchange, opened its second enrollment period Nov. 15 to allow individuals and families to renew their coverage.
Providence CityArts for Youth was honored Nov. 10 in Washington with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 has been preparing for an imminent move out of his office in the Statehouse as his sole term as governor draws to an end.
The “explosion” of the American prison population is tied with the fact that 56 percent of federal offenders are in prison for nonviolent drug offenses.
The number of out-of-state visitors to Rhode Island will double this year during what is typically the off-season period from Nov. 8 to Dec. 7.
At an I-195 Redevelopment District meeting Monday, the commission voted to approve a proposal to build a six-story suite-style apartment complex.
To shift the discussion on education away from the “ivory tower of academics and policymakers,” the discussion was handed over to the students themselves
“What do we owe the offending class?” asked Glenn Loury, professor of economics, in a discussion-based talk on mass incarceration.
Gaming revenues for casinos in the state will drop between 30 and 38 percent in the next five years, mostly due to increased competition from Massachusetts.