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RI ARTS
Co-founders of The Nest, in Providence, Charlotte von Meister and Danielle Sturm.

Second-hand showroom The Nest features sustainable fashion, community, and friendship

Danielle Sturm and Charlotte von Meister created The Nest to “incubate” sustainable, local style. Since its opening, they’ve held several sold-out events including workshops, stand-up comedy shows, and clothing swaps. 1 hour ago

RI HEALTH
Dr. Seth Koenig, chief of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Kent Hospital stands outside a COVID-19 patient's room in the intensive care unit in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Hospitals in R.I. are struggling with burnout and staffing issues — and the problems are bigger than COVID

“People are still working 12 hour shifts in full PPE,” one chief nursing executive said. “It’s day in and day out, and really gets to you.” 1 hour ago

RI BUSINESS
The Rhode Island State House.

Advocates call on R.I. to use $500m of federal dollars on housing

Recommended investments called for decreasing the homeownership rate disparity between BIPOC and white communities and achieve “functional zero” for homelessness in Rhode Island.

SHORE ACCESS
If one expert is right, and a 1982 Supreme Court decision has been substantially overturned, it would mean Rhode Islanders would have much more access to the shore.

Expert suggests Rhode Islanders might need to rethink the law on shoreline rights

As a study commission tackles shoreline access, one expert suggests Rhode Islanders might need to rethink what the law actually says.

RI HEALTH
The dome of the Rhode Island State House in Providence.

R.I. health, human service organizations are calling for a special session to address workforce crisis

A coalition of 70 organizations penned a letter to Gov. McKee that said they “simply cannot wait” until January.

RI POLITICS
Negina Sadat, a member of one of the Afghan families who already lives in Rhode Island, attended a meeting at the Refugee Dream Center to prepare for welcoming those being evacuated from Afghanistan.

Democratic legislator draws criticism over statement on Afghan evacuees in R.I.

“A person who usually is talking about representing people of color, immigrants, and poor people is speaking exactly like Trump,” said Omar Bah, founder of the Refugee Dream Center.

RI NEWS
The "Conjuring" house, in Burrillville, R.I., a 3,100 square foot farmhouse and eight-acre property made famous by the movie series that began in 2013, is open for overnight stays.  Owners Jennifer and Cory Heinzen, Paranormal Investigators.

For sale: One ‘Conjuring’ House, slightly haunted

The house, which inspired the 2013 movie “The Conjuring,” is on the market for $1.2 million, possible paranormal activity included.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Matt Brown

The key question about Matt Brown’s campaign for Rhode Island governor

The former secretary of state is betting that some combination of the support he had in 2018, the momentum progressives built last year, and a full year of campaigning will help create a “revolution” in the state.