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RI POLITICS
Democratic state treasurer Seth Magaziner addresses the media and his supporters during a press conference announcing his candidacy for Rhode Island Governor in front of the Henry J. Winters Elementary School construction project in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on Sept. 14, 2021.

Treasurer Seth Magaziner will run for Congress rather than RI governor

“The fight to preserve our democracy is the most sacred obligation of this generation and this is why I’ve decided to seek to represent the people of Rhode Island’s second congressional district in the United States House of Representatives,” Magaziner said in a statement.

RI HEALTH
A resident at a local nursing home returns to their room.

The situation inside R.I. nursing homes is dire again, but not because of COVID-19

Nursing home workers are exhausted. Patients are at risk of receiving inadequate care. Administrators are starved for resources. And they are all begging the state to help.

A man carried his shovel while working during a storm on Main Street in Plymouth in 2017.

Storm could bring 16 inches of snow, 60-mile-per-hour gusts

Forecasters on Wednesday issued a winter storm watch for areas in eastern, northeastern, and southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, saying 8 to 16 inches of snow could fall.

Dave Epstein | Forecast
People shoveled out their cars in Dorchester in January. It’s looking increasingly likely that we are going to see a major winter storm Friday night into Saturday evening.

Here’s the latest on a possible Southern New England snowstorm this weekend

While this weekend's major winter storm will likely bring plenty of snow, it's not going to be an unprecedented weather event.

RHODE MAP
Field Analyst  Byron Aceveda processes marijuana samples in a lab at PureVita Labs, a cannabis testing and analytics laboratory in West Warwick, R.I.  on Jan. 05, 2022.

Rhode Island mayors want their cut of marijuana dollars

The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns is asking for municipalities to receive at least a 3 percent local sales tax.

RI ARTS
“Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”, opens on October 1, 2021, at Atmosphere Studios in downtown Salt Lake City.

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opens May 17 in Providence

The traveling art installation, which has already sold 2.5 million tickets worldwide, uses three-dimensional technology to immerse audiences into 300 of the artist’s most iconic paintings.

COLUMN | DAN MCGOWAN
Democratic state treasurer Seth Magaziner responded to a reporter after he announced he was running for governor of Rhode Island last fall.

Seth Magaziner should stay out of the race for Congress

Rhode Island's state treasurer has more to offer by staying in the race for governor than jumping over to the race to replace retiring US Representative James Langevin.

RI HEALTH
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott's last day as director of the Department of Health is this week, and she will begin her consulting job at the beginning of March.

McKee defends $46,000-a-month contract for Dr. Alexander-Scott

Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott had an annual salary of $143,000 after a pay bump in 2019, about $8,000 more than her predecessor, but less than other department heads.