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What can Governor Raimondo do with the remaining $704,000 in her campaign account?

Spoiler alert: She can’t use it to buy a condo in Washington, D.C.

RI NEWS

More than 100 Rhode Island employees made more than $200,000 last year

Top 10 earners include correctional officers, state hospital doctors, and the URI men’s basketball coach.

CORONAVIRUS

R.I.’s COVID-19 rates trending down, but officials ask for patience on vaccines

The state expects that the vaccine will be available to all residents over the age of 75 by the middle of February.


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.