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Thu Dec 21, 2017, 06:30 AM

Dead, dried-up Christmas tree to be replaced at Statehouse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A dead Christmas tree at the Statehouse is being replaced.

Gov. Gina Raimondo said on Monday that a new tree is coming after the first one dried up and dropped piles of needles more than a week before Christmas. She told reporters her staff plans the switch as soon as possible.

Raimondo, a Democrat, said she wants people to know, "Don't worry, we'll get a new tree."

The move comes three days after The Associated Press reported Friday on the tree's sorry condition, including bare branches and needles that dropped instantly when touched.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Dead-Christmas-tree-to-be-replaced-at-RI-12438978.php

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TexasTowelie Dec 2017 OP
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 08:29 AM

1. People must have been very concerned about the state of this Christmas Tree for it to get it

Own article.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 08:42 AM

2. I think that we have started the slow news cycle that will likely continue until next year.

We'll still hear about the big stories in the national press, but the human interest, cute animal, and holdiay stories are on the upswing. Even my cats get burned out on the cute cat videos.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 09:44 AM

3. I agree, but you never know anymore. I find the cute stories palate cleansing in between the

Tsunami that has became the daily news cycle.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Dec 21, 2017, 07:47 PM

4. We had the first rain (less than 1/4 inch) in over 6 months

in Southern CA yesterday. The Christmas trees around here are crispy and crunchy fire hazards already.

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