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Past articles by Kim:

Community Focus: RI Rep. Leonela Felix

Rhode Island Representative Leonela Felix joined 12 News at 4 Monday to discuss the formerly known Black and Latino Caucus’s new name, the Black, Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Caucus, and its current priorities. → Read More

5 key takeaways from Gov. McKee’s State of the State speech

Gov. Dan McKee gave his State of the State address Tuesday night, reflecting on his accomplishments since taking over for Gina Raimondo in 2021 and outlining his priorities for his first full term in office. → Read More

More than a decade later, New Bedford native’s killer remains at large

It’s been more than 12 years since Paul Vasconcellos Jr. was shot and killed outside his Rochester home. → Read More

Merry and Bright: The best 2022 holiday light shows & displays in RI, Mass.

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – It takes hours of planning, programming and assembly to deck these halls, but once they’re done, folks from far and wide flock to see these homes dressed in holiday style. If you’re looking for a fun, free way to make your season merry and bright, bundle up and head to one (or all!) of these local light displays. Don’t see your favorite on the list? Tell us about… → Read More

Community Focus: The Hill’s Mychael Schnell

The Hill’s Mychael Schnell joined 12 News at 4 Wednesday to discuss the outcome of the mid-term elections both locally and nationally. → Read More

Providence officer on leave after assault at abortion rally

A Providence police officer and political candidate has been placed on administrative leave after he reportedly assaulted a woman outside the Rhode Island State House Friday night. → Read More

Head of RI’s COVID response team to resign at the end of the month

One week after R.I. Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott announced her impending resignation, the head of the state’s COVID-19 response team has also decided to step down. → Read More

Brady-Belichick bout bringing fans from all over to Foxboro

Not only will it be the first time Tom Brady squares off against his former team in Foxboro — it may also be the last, making tickets a hot commodity. → Read More

URI student dies following assault at Newport house party

The man who was critically injured during an assault in Newport last weekend has died, according to Newport Police Lt. April Amaral. → Read More

‘Cultures are not costumes’: Brown U professor on history, significance of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Wednesday, so 12 News took a moment to learn more about the celebration of Mexican heritage. → Read More

Raimondo answers questions for 1st time in weeks, reaffirms she won’t resign

12 News caught up with Raimondo outside the State House on Tuesday after she took part in a virtual briefing on the state's vaccine rollout. → Read More

Raimondo answers questions for 1st time in weeks, reaffirms she won’t resign

12 News caught up with Raimondo outside the State House on Tuesday after she took part in a virtual briefing on the state's vaccine rollout. → Read More

New Bedford woman killed after being struck by car in Dartmouth

The incident happened around 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve. → Read More

Baker to make announcement regarding Mass. Supreme Judicial Court at 11:30 am

Gov. Charlie Baker and Ly. Gov. Karyn Polito are set to make an announcement regarding the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. → Read More

RI approved for sixth week of FEMA unemployment assistance

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WPRI) – Rhode Island has been approved for a sixth and likely final week of payments from the Lost Wages Assistance program, according to the Department of Labor and Training. This means eligible recipients can receive up to $1,800 in additional unemployment assistance from the FEMA-funded program. MORE: DLT director: Extra unemployment payments […] → Read More

FEMA approves RI for 2 additional weeks of $300 unemployment bonus

Claimants could now be eligible for up to $1,500. → Read More

Raimondo announces reduced parking at 2 state beaches, $100M for small businesses

The state reported 52 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths on Wednesday. → Read More

Protesters light fireworks, honk horns outside Gov. Raimondo’s home

Police say there were no arrests. → Read More

Outdoor stripping in a mask? RI club owners skeptical about new rules

Club Fantasies' owner said after getting the green light to reopen, he found the dancers did not want to come back to work. → Read More

Market Basket to open store in Warwick in 2021

The store is expected to open in mis-2021. → Read More