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15 hrs ago | WWLP

Labor Day celebrates rise in minimum wage

Workers across the state are looking forward to bigger paychecks in the coming years.

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19 hrs ago | Boston.com

When something medically goes wrong

Each year in Massachusetts hospitals, hundreds of patients are injured because of serious medical errors and other safety problems.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Patch.com

State Tax Amnesty Program Kicks Off for 300,000 Taxpayers on Labor Day

A state tax amnesty program kicks off on Labor Day, put into place by a provision in the 2015 state budget that allows penalties and late fees to be waived when back taxes are paid off by Halloween.

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Related Topix: Life, Labor Day, Holidays, Massachusetts, Tax

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Motley Fool

Oregon Obamacare Rollout "Incompetent" and "Atrocious"

Last year's launch of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges was anything but smooth, but troubles facing insurance marketplaces weren't limited to the federal exchange.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

SouthCoastToday.com

Mass. governor candidates geared for final push before primaries

Massachusetts residents should anticipate a flood of political ads in the final days before the Sept.

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Cape Cod Times

Today will be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and north winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight will be mostly clear in the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 50s and there will be northeast winds 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast after midnight.

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Lowell Sun

Billions in balance as Mass. waiver talks drag on

A federal waiver critical to the efforts in Massachusetts to pursue universal health care coverage, rein in cost increases, and deploy payment delivery reform is hung up in secret talks between outgoing Gov. Deval Patrick's administration and the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: Edward Markey, US Politics, John Kerry, US News, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, Massachusetts, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick, US Governors

The Raw Story

Mass. mayor: Public schools forced to enroll immigrants with 'more wrinkles than I have'

A Massachusetts mayor claims the public school district in her town was forced to register possibly undocumented migrants who were clearly adults but were forbidden by the federal government from verifying their ages.

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Boston.com

Will You Be a Low License Plate Lottery Winner?

If you're among the motorists who entered for a chance to get one of those rare low-number license plates, the Registry of Motor Vehicles says you'll find out if you're a winner next month.

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Lowell Sun

State to hold tax amnesty program in September, October

An amnesty program in Massachusetts is set to begin on Labor Day, lasting two months and giving delinquent taxpayers and businesses the chance to avoid penalties if they fully pay outstanding tax liabilities by 5 p.m. on Halloween.

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Lowell Sun

Cyclists pay their fare share

Backtalk in The Sun on Aug. 26 cries "Road Warning" because the author pays "$3,000 insurance while some ride freely on two-wheels in mainstream traffic."

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Sunshine State News

Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Clash over 2016 and the Economy

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's running mate in 2012, is increasingly thinking about running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 -- and drawing fire from a prominent Florida Democrat.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Mass. pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash

The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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Related Topix: Virginia, US Military, US News, US Air Force, Massachusetts, Air Accidents

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Boston.com

Meet the GOP's fund-raising guru

John Cook is one of the Massachusetts Republican Party's rare recent success stories: Unlike the candidates he has worked for, he keeps on winning.

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Related Topix: Scott Brown, US News, US Senate, Republican, Massachusetts, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Hot Air

Heartache for lefties: Elizabeth Warren defends Israel at Massachusetts town hall

Via Dave Weigel , this is this is like Ted Cruz telling an audience of tea partiers that raising taxes isn't such a bad idea after all.

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

The Miami Herald

Massachusetts to offer two-month tax amnesty

The Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced a two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by individuals and businesses.

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Boston.com

Cops' Crew Member with Ties to Mass. Killed on the Job

Bryce Dion, a Massachusetts native and an audio supervisor for the television show "Cops," was shot and killed by police gunfire during a shootout with a suspect in Nebraska.

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Boston.com

Former US Representative Sues Over Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

William Delahunt, the president of Medical Marijuana of Massachusetts and a former US Representative for Massachusetts' 10th District, is suing state medical marijuana regulators after they revoked three dispensary licenses they originally granted to his company, The Boston Globe reports .

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CBS News

Third time's a charm for Mitt Romney in Iowa?

Former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md.,March 15, 2013.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Arkansas Government

WBUR-AM Boston

Search Efforts To Resume For Missing Pilot In Mass.-Based Jet Crash

A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.

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