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2 hrs ago |

Mass. can't block sale of painkiller, judge rules

A federal judge ruled today that Governor Deval Patrick does not have the legal right to block the use of the powerful, controversial painkiller Zohydro in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Drugs

6 hrs ago | Washington Times

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick recalls day of Boston bombing one year ago

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick recalled Tuesday he was on his way home to work in the garden when his daughter called him one year ago with news of a loud "boom" downtown.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts

10 hrs ago | CBS Local

Massachusetts Extends State Tax Filing Deadline

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue said Tuesday that because of delays with their electronic filing system they have extended the deadline for taxpayers to file their Massachusetts Personal Income Tax returns - or to file for an extension - until midnight on Friday.


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12 hrs ago | Vineyard Gazette Online

NOAA Says Oversight Needed for Marine Mammal Strandings

Seals congregating off Skiff island. It is illegal for an unauthorized person to come within 150 feet of a marine mammal.


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14 hrs ago | WESH-TV

Truck drives through Mass. home



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18 hrs ago | Sentinel & Enterprise

Democratic AG candidate supports making casinos illegal

Maura Healey, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, came out in opposition to expanded gambling Monday, throwing her support behind a proposed ballot question that would make casino gambling illegal in Massachusetts.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts

22 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Massachusetts taxes too high

No one likes paying taxes, but almost every one of us does it. And our tax money pays for important priorities that make Massachusetts an attractive place to live and raise a family.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, US Governors

23 hrs ago |

Grand jury to be seated to consider case against Gov. Rick Perry

AUGUST 29: Rosemary Edwards of Austin, Texas and Steve Monisteri talk with Texas Gov. Rick Perry during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.


Related Topix: Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas, US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tampa, FL, Massachusetts

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Marco Rubio Shakes Up Staff AndStirs 2016 Presidential Rumors

Marco Rubio is beefing up his political action committee, making significant high-level changes to it and his senatorial staff.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

2 Mass. women sue companies over 'slimming' underwear claim

Two Massachusetts women are taking two undergarment makers to court, saying the companies misrepresented the slimming power of their products, according to the Boston Business Journal.


Related Topix: Massachusetts, Nutrition, Medicine

The Beaumont Enterprise

Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

This March 2, 2013 file photo shows Republican strategist Karl Rove speaking in Sacramento, Calif.


Related Topix: US News, Karl Rove, North Carolina, Scott Brown, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts

Massachusetts tax-filing website is experiencing delays

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue 's online tax filing system is experiencing long delays and residents are reporting trouble registering onto the site.


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Crooks and Liars

Scott Brown, The Return Of The Prodigal Son?

At least that's the fairy tale being spun by former Romney surrogate John Sununu.


Related Topix: US Politics, John Sununu, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts, Liberal Political News

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lab Provides Tick Testing Service

It's tick season again, and this year residents of 32 Massachusetts towns have a golden opportunity to receive free, expert identification of ticks and the disease-causing pathogens they carry, with testing provided by the Laboratory of Medical Zoology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Related Topix: tick, Massachusetts, Zoology, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Daily Herald

Ask these questions of Obamacare opponents

The president recently announced the final numbers for enrollment in the insurance plans that came as the result of the Affordable Care Act -- 7,1 million enrollees.


Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney

Sun Apr 13, 2014

WLNE-TV Providence

Vast majority of Massachusetts taxpayers e-filing

The Department of Revenue reported that as of Friday it processed just under 2.5 million returns, of which nearly 2.2 million had been e-filed.


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Sentinel & Enterprise

Mass. sales ban on painkiller is bad public policy

Gov. Deval Patrick's concern about the state's rising opiate-overdose crisis is laudatory, but the notion that banning the sale of a single drug in Massachusetts will halt the epidemic is government overreach.


Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Massachusetts, Food and Drug Administration, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Massachusetts, New Hampshire

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Robertson: Fix the ACA; protections need to be preserved

My daughter was diagnosed with lupus while she was in college, before the Affordable Care Act was passed.


Related Topix: Representative Tom Reed, Massachusetts, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mitt Romney, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Health Insurance

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Cape Cod weather: Mostly sunny and warm

Today will be mostly sunny, with patchy fog in the morning and highs in the mid 50s with north winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph becoming west in the afternoon.


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