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3 hrs ago |

Evan Horowitz Mass. children No. 1, but compared to whom?

It's official. Kids in Massachusetts are number one. That's the finding of this year's KIDS COUNT Data Book , which looks across all 50 states and compares things like test scores, child poverty rates, teen pregnancy, and health insurance coverage.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Kids, Family, Health Insurance, Health

8 hrs ago |

Mass. Best State in U.S. for Children, Report Says

Massachusetts is the best state in the country for children, according to a new report.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Kids, Family, Health Insurance, Health

12 hrs ago |

Romney Says No to Presidency Run Despite Tenacious Backers

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, talked to his running mate Paul Ryan as Ann Romney waved after her husband conceded the 2012 presidential race.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

14 hrs ago | Newswise

Room for Improvement in Elementary School Children's Lunches and Snacks from Home

BOSTON a' Open a child's lunch box and you're likely to find that the lunches and snacks inside fall short of federal guidelines.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Tufts University, Massachusetts, Education Etc.

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Medical News

Iodine supplement can reduce central foveal swelling in RP patients with CME

Cystoid macular edema is a common complication of retinitis pigmentosa , a family of retinal diseases in which patients typically lose night and side vision first and then develop impaired central vision.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Boston University, Medicine, Health

Daily Kos

Mass. Governor compares immigrant kids to Jews turned away in 1939, offers to shelter them

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced a proposal on Friday for two military facilities to serve as host sites for some of the thousands of undocumented Central American immigrants who have come into the U.S. in recent months, saying the move falls in line with the country's tradition of helping children in need.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Family, Kids, US News, Liberal Political News

JD Supra

New Massachusetts Law Targets Self-Referrals of Clinical Laboratory Services

The Fiscal Year 2015 budget for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was signed into law earlier in the week, included a broad prohibition on clinical laboratory self-referrals.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts, Medicare

CBS News

Americans value business, management experience in gov't leaders: Poll

A new Gallup Poll finds that more than eight in 10 Americans believe the country would be better governed by people with business and management experience, possibly giving a leg up to any future candidates for president or Congress who come from the private sector.


Related Topix: US News, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, US Politics

Fox News

Deadly EEE virus detected in mosquitoes in Mass.

The Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been detected in Massachusetts for the first time this summer, according to state public health officials.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy

Five of the Bay State's nine US representatives - Richard Neal, James McGovern, Joseph Kennedy, Michael Capuano, and Stephen Lynch, all Democrats - are running unopposed in this fall's midterm contests, with no challengers in either the primary or general election.


Related Topix: US Politics, Michael Capuano, James McGovern, US News, Richard Neal, US House of Representatives, Stephen Lynch, Democrat, Representative Joseph Kennedy, Massachusetts, Opinion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Washington Examiner

Don't be surprised if Mitt Romney is on the GOP primary ballot

Caveat emptor: I have not talked with or received an email from former Massachusetts governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in months, and the last time I asked him if he was thinking about 2016 -- on air before a national audience -- his answer was a firm "No."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Massachusetts, Hillary Clinton

WFAA-TV Dallas

Committees, super PACs disclose June fundraising

The political parties, their campaign committees and super PACs faced a Sunday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in June.

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Related Topix: US News, Thad Cochran, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Barack Obama, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney

Why did Beverly P.D. Get Bieber Complaint?

A Beverly Police Department Facebook post has some Massachusetts residents confused about whether or not Justin Bieber was partying on the North Shore late last night.


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Renewable-Energy Program Adds 932 Solar Projects

More than 930 Massachusetts residents and businesses recently signed contracts to install solar electricity systems as part of the latest round of Solarize Mass.


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Massachusetts

JOAN VENNOCHICasinos sink, just as Mass. gets on board

For two decades, that's been the big talking point behind the push to bring casinos to Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Lottery, Opinion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Day

Incoming superintendent's qualifications questioned on eve of contract vote

The state-appointed special master who is overseeing New London's troubled school system said today that newly hired Superintendent Terrence P. Carter was "absolutely clear" during the interview process that he has not yet received a doctorate degree in education.


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WBUR-AM Boston

Mass. Transportation Officials Urge Lawmakers To Approve Highway Funding

The Federal Highway Trust fund reimburses states for road construction projects and helps support about 10,000 jobs in Massachusetts.


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Indianapolis Business News

DINING: Newcomer Union 50's creativity marries cuisines

First there was Pizzology, opening in the old Aesop's Tables space. Then, Nine Irish Brothers emigrated from West Lafayette to set up shop.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Life, Food, Dining, Baked Goods, Bread, Duck, Meat

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Washington Post

Crowd-checking a draft amicus brief

Lawyers usually keep their draft briefs confidential until they are filed. But I have a rare situation in which the client - me - is just fine with publicizing a rough draft; and I just want to make the brief as clear and as substantively correct as possible.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, Massachusetts, US Politics, US News

WLNE-TV Providence

EEE found in mosquitoes in Bridgewater

Massachusetts public health officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in the state for the first time this summer.


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