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1 hr ago | Sentencing Law and Policy
This AP article , headlined "Mass. court overturns escort's sex offender label," reports on a very interesting ruling today by the top state court in Massachusetts.
Is America better or worse off with strong separation between Church and State?
Whose policies do more to help the poor?
5 hrs ago | CBS 3 Springfield
Experts are telling state budget writers to expect modest revenue growth next year, while cautioning that underlying economic conditions remain uncertain.
9 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times
Gov. Deval Patrick is discussing ways to strengthen ties between Massachusetts and Japan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trade mission to Asia.
14 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has formally filed her opposition to a $30 million rate increase request by Columbia Gas.
18 hrs ago | Examiner.com
P roving that politics makes strange bedfellows, House Budget Committee Chairman and Sen. Patty Murray agreed today on a two-year budget deal, ending the stalemate that shutdown the government for 16 days in October.
Voters in Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District are contending with snow as they trek to the polls to decide who gets to fill the U.S. House seat vacated by Edward Markey.
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to five to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman and posting photographs of his acts on Facebook.
With the Healthcare.gov site now improving , the U.S. focus on the botched rollout of the website is now shifting to what the effects of the Affordable Care Act might be in the future.
A key witness in a Massachusetts murder trial has been killed by police in Pennsylvania, prompting prosecutors to ask a judge for more time to subpoena additional witnesses.
Citizens Bank recently donated $357,500 to nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts as part of its participation in the second annual #GivingTuesday initiative.
Eight states in the Northeast -- but not Pennsylvania -- have petitioned the federal government to require upwind Midwestern states to reduce ozone-producing emissions that are damaging public health in the eastern half of the nation.
Both won their party primaries in October and have staked out different ground in what has been a low-profile race in a state growing weary of special elections.
Massachusetts is getting poor marks on how much it spends on preventing children from taking up smoking and helping adult smokers quit.
Evidence at the crime scene and details provided by eye witnesses and bank employees helped lead to the recent arrests of two Massachusetts men in connection with the Nov. 18 robbery at the GFA Federal Credit Union on Jaffrey Road.
The investigative arm of the state gambling commission recommended on Monday that MGM Resorts be found suitable to proceed with a bid for a casino in downtown Springfield, provided company officials adequately explain to the five-member commission several concerns raised during a lengthy background check.
Rhode Island's attorney general has filed a brief siding with Massachusetts in its lawsuit seeking to block fishing regulations that fishermen say will devastate their livelihoods.
The investigative arm of the state's gambling commission is recommending that MGM be found suitable to proceed with a bid for a casino in downtown Springfield, with certain conditions.