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As RI surpasses 2,000 deaths, demand for COVID-19 vaccine is outpacing supply

‘The tragic loss of life is unfathomable and unforgiveable, and the grief is immeasurable,’ US Senator Jack Reed says.

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How the United Way plans to spend $100 million helping Rhode Island

An ambitious 5-year plan will tackle critical issues including affordable housing, education, and racial equity

RI CRIME

State law enforcement: No credible threats against Rhode Island ahead of Biden inauguration

After the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., federal and local authorities remain vigilant.


RI POLITICS

McKee takes center stage, emphasizing local control

The lieutenant governor said his slogan for the year is ‘Stay positive, test negative,’ and a smooth transition is already underway.

Rhode Island’s refugee communities react to rioting at the US Capitol

After fleeing civil war in their homelands, last week’s insurgence by pro-Trump rioters was a painful reminder of the political unrest they had left behind.

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Everyone and their mother wants to be the next lieutenant governor

Here are some of the people vying to replace Lt. Gov. Dan McKee as he waits to take over for Gov. Gina Raimondo.

RI EDUCATION

State cancels $76,000-a-week consultant’s contract at Rhode Island College

Lawmakers questioned the need for the consultant and why the agreement never went out to bid.

‘They gave us no choice.’ Rhode Islanders on why they went to Washington -- and what comes next

Trump supporters who attended the rally-turned-riot insist they’re Patriots in spite of the uprising.

RI POLITICS

Lieutenant Governor McKee expects to be sworn in as governor by mid-February

Lieutenant Governor Dan McKee said Wednesday he expects to be sworn in as governor in mid-February, although the final timeline will depend on when Governor Gina Raimondo is sworn in a President-elect Joe Biden’s commerce secretary.

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Rhode Island faces $513 million budget shortfall

The deficit will be among the first issues Lt. Gov. Dan McKee must face once he replaces outgoing Gov. Gina Raimondo.

POLITICS

R.I. Congressman Cicilline will be an impeachment manager in Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial

With the House of Representatives posed to vote Tuesday to impeach the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named Cicilline as one of nine managers who will oversee Trump’s trial before the US Senate.