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RI BUSINESS
The ambulance bays at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

Unionized employees, community members voice concerns over Lifespan-Care New England hospital merger

“I’m terrified by the impacts of this merger," said one nurse. "We need guarantees that services will not be eliminated.”

RI HEALTH
Rhode Island Hospital in Providence

Lifespan making plans for having to deny or withdraw advanced care

Staffing shortages spurred by burnout and lucrative travel nursing jobs are forcing hospitals to close units even as waiting rooms overflow.

RI HEALTH
Tom McCarthy, deputy director of the state health department, stepped down on Thursday.

Deputy Director Tom McCarthy steps down from R.I. health department

The deputy director of the state health department is stepping down just a week after state health director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott resigned.

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RI POLITICS
Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget director Brain Daniels details state budget proposals on Thursday.

Facing crises but flush with cash, McKee administration unveils three budgets

The administration calls for tapping $250 million in federal funds for housing and homelessness assistance.

RI HEALTH
The Eleanor Slater Hospital in Cranston, R.I.

McKee budget would fund construction of new $108m Eleanor Slater Hospital building

The building would house a new long-term acute care and skilled nursing facility at the state-run hospital system.

THINGS TO DO
Join fellow bird lovers on Jan. 22 during a beach walk at 3rd Beach in Middletown, guided by experts from the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

Best things to do in R.I. this week: Jan. 21-28

You’ll have the best times! This week: Distillery tours, painting classes, tacos, concerts, and wild animals.

HOUSING
Lisa Guillette is the executive director of Foster Forward.

During a crisis, zoning laws are hindering construction of affordable housing units

“We’re a good actor in the neighborhood, and I just never envisioned this would be such an uphill battle,” said the executive director of Foster Forward, a nonprofit serving young people who have aged out of foster care

RI CRIME
Nicholas Alahverdian.

Rhode Island con artist Nicholas Alahverdian under arrest in Scotland, faces extradition

A month after being located in a Scotland hospital, Nicholas Alahverdian — also known as Nicholas Rossi, Arthur Knight, and a variety of other names — is heading to court.

RHODE MAP
Look for RI Governor Dan McKee to propose legalizing and taxing the recreational use of marijuana for adults in his state budget request today.

Happy Rhode Island budget day

Besides the plans that Governor Dan McKee outlined in his State of the State address, here's what else to expect in his annual budget request today.

RI POLITICS
Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera.

For Central Falls Mayor Rivera, one call captures many of the challenges of her first year

On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the state’s first Latina mayor talks about the pandemic, the housing crisis, and plans for a new high school.

RI POLITICS
Providence City Hall

New report sheds light on Providence’s PILOT program with tax-exempt organizations

Providence City Council members plan on reviewing the city’s Pay in Lieu of Taxes agreements on Thursday.