low-income http://ripr.org en USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer http://ripr.org/post/usda-help-ri-feed-low-income-kids-summer <p>Rhode Island is getting a boost from the US Department of Agriculture to help attract more kids in need to its summer food program. The USDA’s goal is to increase participation by 10 percent.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:45:48 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 14802 at http://ripr.org USDA to Help RI Feed Low-Income Kids This Summer Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-will-soon-feel-effects-sequestration-cuts <p>It’s been a month since the so-called “sequestration” cuts went into effect, the $85 billion in slashed federal spending for the rest of 2013.&nbsp; Although the Defense Department will shoulder half the cuts, the Rhode Island National Guard says it has heard of no immediate changes. But the hammer’s coming down on social service programs.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Flo Jonic 12663 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Will Soon Feel Effects of Sequestration Cuts