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Massachusetts Commission Approves Time Zone Change Proposal

Like horses and buggies, in-person shopping, and Blockbuster, another once-contemporary fact of life may become a relic of yesteryear: changing the clocks. Wednesday night, a […]

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Massachusetts May Change Time Zones

With our innovative startups, forward-thinking universities, and legendary sports teams, Massachusetts is definitely a couple steps ahead already. But now, a commission is exploring whether […]

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Trump Administration Denies Massachusetts Health Care Funding Request

Massachusetts will not receive additional federal funds to stabilize state insurance rates next year, officials announced Tuesday. Back in September, Gov. Charlie Baker’s office set […]

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Massachusetts State House Approves Bump Stock Ban

The Massachusetts House voted in favor of banning “bump stocks” for guns by a margin of 151-3 on Wednesday. When attached to a semiautomatic weapon, […]

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Massachusetts May Centralize Beaver Population Control

A slew of hunting and wildlife-related bills are under consideration this legislative session in Massachusetts, including one that would transfer control of the state’s beaver […]

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Governor Baker Announces Addiction Training Principles for Social Workers

Governor Charlie Baker unveiled guidelines for training social workers to tackle the opioid epidemic Tuesday, making Massachusetts the first in the nation to do so. The […]

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Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund Sprints Toward $800,000 in Pledges

President Trump may be lambasting Puerto Rico for complicating the national budget, but Massachusetts residents are stepping up financially to help the island out. Officials […]

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Massachusetts Loses Under Trump’s New Tax Plan

Massachusetts taxpayers are set to lose out if President Trump’s new tax plan comes to fruition. The GOP proposal unveiled Wednesday would slash state and […]

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How Reverend Mariama White-Hammond Is Bridging Boston’s Racial Divide

The Reverend Mariama White-Hammond grew up straddling Boston’s racial divide. Now, she’s hoping an environmental crisis can bring us all together.

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Baker’s ICE Cooperation Bill Isn’t Sitting Well

Seizing the opportunity to link the governor to Trump, opponents of Charlie Baker’s ICE cooperation bill are condemning the idea. Baker says his is a sensible […]

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Charlie Baker Has Signed the Marijuana Law Reform

After months of debate, lawmakers’ update to the marijuana law passed by voters in November is finally done. Gov. Charlie Baker signature made it final Friday […]

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The Compromise Marijuana Bill Is Finally Done

It’s finally here. After lawmakers blew right past a self-imposed deadline of June 30 to finish its rewrite of the state’s marijuana law, a compromise […]

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Local Protesters Are Making Noise, Getting Arrested in D.C. Over the Health Bill

Congress is back in session, and a Republican healthcare repeal bill is once again in the pipeline. It’s austere, it’s sweeping, and it would cut […]

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The Pot Law Is About to Change. But How Much?

Seven months after voters passed a law legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts, lawmakers have now submitted the changes they would like to make to the law. So how […]

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Not So Fast: The Pot Law Overhaul Just Stalled

From the moment the bill that would rewrite Massachusetts’ new marijuana law—which would jack up taxes on the drug and give town boards broad authority to […]