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POLITICS

Two former US Commerce secretaries have some advice for R.I. Governor Gina Raimondo

Penny Pritzker and Gary Locke detail the challenges Raimondo may face -- and say she’s ‘well suited’ for the job.

RI HEALTH

Families hope bill will help them help loved ones living in nursing homes during the pandemic

The Senate Committee on Health and Human Services is holding a hearing on the Essential Caregiver Program.

Muslim advocacy group denounces racist graffiti in RI, VA

The Council on American-Islamic Relations did not elaborate on the vandalism.


CORONAVIRUS

Raimondo receives COVID-19 vaccine as a Biden Cabinet nominee

Before she was nominated for commerce secretary, the governor had been expected to get vaccinated during second phase of Rhode Island’s roll out.

Public health expert hails President Biden’s move to re-engage with the World Health Organization

“It is critically important if we want to end this global pandemic,” Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, said in a tweet. “America is better off engaged with WHO.”

US Senator Reed backs retired General Lloyd Austin III for defense secretary

In 2017, the senator said he would never again support waiving the seven-year "cooling off" period between military service and the top civilian defense job.

RHODE MAP

A one-stop guide to Inauguration Day coverage

The Globe has a team of reporters covering every facet of the transition of power, so here’s a recap of some our best stories + a little Rhode Island flavor mixed in.

INAUGURATION

Witnessing history, moving forward: ‘We need to unite and take care of this country’

Just three guests will be joining the Rhode Island Congressional delegation at the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Here is what they’re hoping to see.

25-year-old R.I. woman dies in Rehoboth crash

Emerizialina M. Moreirarom of Pawtucket died Sunday following a crash in Rehoboth early Saturday morning after her car went out of control, Massachusetts State Police announced Tuesday.

Rhode Island is still limiting social gatherings to single households. How many people are listening?

A new survey shows that people aren’t following all COVID-19 guidelines

CORONAVIRUS

R.I. House won’t meet Tuesday after staff members test positive for COVID-19

Legislators are still scheduled to convene on Thursday at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.