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FORECAST | Dave Epstein
Two men walked along Lynn Shore Reservation as surf kicked up in the aftermath of a snowstorm.

A significant storm could develop along the coastline this weekend

The weather will be relatively quiet through much of the workweek, but that all changes as we head into the weekend with the possibility of a significant storm system developing.

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Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, who is stepping down as the Rhode Island health director, has not ruled out a run for Congress.

Everything you need to know about the R.I. race for Congress after a wacky weekend

Democratic powerbrokers are scrambling to find a top-tier candidate to succeed retiring US Representative James Langevin and Republicans are on a collision course for a fascinating primary.

RI CRIME
North Kingstown High School basketball coach Aaron Thomas during a game. He has been accused of conducting inappropriate “body fat tests.”

‘I don’t buy for a second the coaches didn’t know’: Former students wonder why no one stopped coach Aaron Thomas and ‘fat tests’

The Globe Rhode Island contacted multiple former student-athletes, administrators, teachers, and sports officials who supervised or worked alongside Thomas at North Kingstown High School over the last 30 years. Here’s what they had to say.

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RI POLITICS
U.S. Congressman James R. Langevin.

R.I. Democrats scrambling to find strong candidate to replace Langevin in Congress

Treasurer Magaziner says he remains in the race for governor ‘at this time,’ Helena Foulkes rules out running for Congress, and a long-time Democratic activist says outgoing Health Department Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott is ‘giving serious consideration’ to running.

RI POLITICS
Omar Bah, founder of the Refugee Dream Center in Providence, plans to run for Congress.

Refugee Dream Center founder Omar Bah to run for Congress

“This is the best time to bring in a voice of diversity, a voice of the immigrant community,” said Bah, who would be the first Black US congressman from Rhode Island. “I got everything from America, so participating in the civic world is a duty. That is why I am running.”

RI CRIME
An ambulance thought to be carrying Nicholas Alahverdian, also known as Nicholas Rossi, who is believed to have faked his own death to escape sex assault charges in Utah, United States, arrives at Sheriff Court in Edinburgh,  Britain, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, following his arrest after he missed an extradition hearing on Thursday at the same court. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Nick Alahverdian being held in Scotland ahead of a pre-extradition hearing

He is next due in court on Feb. 10 for a pre-extradition hearing, officials at the Edinburg Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court said.

RI HEALTH
The hallway of a local nursing home.

McKee allows nursing homes to bypass minimum staffing requirements

The Nursing Home Staffing and Quality Care Act was signed into law by McKee in May 2021. Now, the governor says, critical staff shortages justify a moratorium on enforcement of the law and its financial penalties.

RI POLITICS
Rhode Island State Senator Sandra Cano, a Pawtucket Democrat

Senate leaders ‘wholeheartedly’ back health care for undocumented children

Governor McKee put $1.9 million in the state budget to extend Medicaid coverage to 'cover all kids' -- and the state senator who introduced a bill to do so last year is gearing up to try again.

RI Sports
Providence College Athletics Director Robert G. "Bob" Driscoll Jr.

Providence College athletic director Bob Driscoll to retire

Driscoll transformed the college’s athletics program during his 20-year tenure, giving it a student-centered vision.

HOMELESSNESS
A homeless encampment in Providence is removed by city workers on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.

Providence removes homeless encampment near Moshassuck River

City Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Paré said city police and public works crews were on site Friday morning, and say the encampment was empty at the time

POLITICS
Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

University of Rhode Island revokes honorary degrees for Michael Flynn, Rudy Giuliani

“Revoking these honorary degrees reinforces our values and allows us to lead with truth and integrity,” URI President Marc Parlange said.