PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's health insurance marketplace is holding several enrollment assistance sessions next week to help individuals sign up for health coverage ahead. December 23 is the deadline to enroll in a plan for coverage beginning on January 1. The first month's premium must also be paid by then.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An organization that opposes what it calls unethical experiments on animals has filed a complaint over research on pigs performed by Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital researchers. The Providence Journal reports that the Washington, D.C.-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says the experiments violate the federal Animal Welfare Act and it's calling on regulators to investigate.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -The deadline is tomorrow to apply to receive a 2014 Innovation Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation, a program that awards $300,000 over a period of three years to two projects meant to address the state's challenges. The fellowships are awarded in partnership with philanthropists Letitia and John Carter and are awarded to projects that have the potential to do the greatest good for the greatest number of Rhode Islanders.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Statehouse is staying open late this weekend so residents can check out its holiday decorations. The Statehouse will close to the public at 9 p.m. tomorrow and open again from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday to coincide with a Christmas WaterFire lighting on those days.
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