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1 hr ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

GOP's Baker amends comment on contraceptive ruling

Baker, who supports the state law that includes contraceptive coverage, corrected his previous comments to say it's possible given the court decision that a small segment of employers could qualify for the narrow exemption to the contraceptives mandate.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Health Insurance, Health

1 hr ago | WWLP

Under fire from rivals, Baker says he a oemisspokea on Hobby Lobby

Democrats loaded the campaign cannons Wednesday and blasted away at Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker for comments he made about the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision on companies denying employee coverage of contraception on the basis of religious objections.

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Related Topix: US News, Massachusetts Government

3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Which Communities Have the Most Expensive Car Insurance in Massachusetts?

ValuePenguin , a consumer finance website, recently ran the numbers to see which Massachusetts communities are paying the most and the least for auto insurance.

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Related Topix: Brockton, MA, Boston, MA, Chelsea (Boston, MA), Chelsea, MA

3 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Sen. Portman: Could consider '16 presidential bid

In this Oct. 25, 2012 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, left, shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after Portman introduced Romney at a campaign stop at defense contractor Jet Machine in Cincinnati.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, 2012 Presidential Election, Massachusetts Government, Mitt Romney

4 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Seven Killed in Mass. Apartment Building Blaze

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

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Related Topix: Fire, Massachusetts Government

9 hrs ago | Reuters

Massachusetts curbs compounding pharmacies after 2012 meningitis outbreak

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law Thursday to rein in compounding pharmacies, after tainted drugs produced by a local company sparked a meningitis outbreak in 2012 that killed 64 people across the United States.

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

10 hrs ago | WAVY-TV Portsmouth

4 adults, 3 children dead in Mass. apartment fire

Authorities say four adults and three children have died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire, and nine others have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

10 hrs ago | Berkshire Eagle

4 adults, 3 children dead in Lowell apartment fire

Authorities say four adults and three children have died in a fast-moving Massachusetts apartment fire, and nine others have been hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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13 hrs ago | MassLive.com

Pleasant weather on tap for Western Massachusetts following fast-moving thunderstorm

SPRINGFIELD - Damage from a fast-moving thunderstorm late Wednesday included a large tree down on a house on Ambrose Street and a tree down on a house at Virginia Avenue in West Springfield.

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Related Topix: West Springfield, MA, Springfield, MA, Longmeadow, MA, Agawam, MA

15 hrs ago | Patch.com

Smell of Pot Doesn't Warrant Car Search, Mass. Supreme Court Rules

The state Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday made a key ruling that eliminates police officers' authority to search a vehicle if they smell raw marijuana.

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Related Topix: Massachusetts Government

19 hrs ago | SouthCoastToday.com

Massachusetts House approves sweeping gun bill

The bill, which passed on a 112-38 vote, would strengthen local police chiefs' discretion over issuing firearms identification cards needed for the purchase of rifles or shotguns, much like the discretion they currently have over issuing licenses to carry concealed weapons.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors

Wed Jul 09, 2014

CBS 3 Springfield

West Nile Virus found in mosquito in Clinton

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Wednesday that West Nile virus was found in a mosquito in Massachusetts for the first time in 2014.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Massachusetts Government, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Bellingham Herald

State seeks more marijuana dispensary proposals

The Department of Public Health outlined its plan for accepting proposals for medical marijuana dispensaries in seven counties that currently do not have a project in the pipeline.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Suffolk County, MA, Norfolk County, MA, Bristol County, MA

Patch.com

GOAL Holsters Criticism for DeLeo Gun Bill

The state's largest gun rights organization has put the safety on its criticism of a new gun control bill proposed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo , D-Winthrop.

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Related Topix: Guns

Berkshire Eagle

New trial ordered for man on 8 murders in 1982

A Massachusetts man who has spent three decades in prison has been granted a new trial in a 1982 fire that killed eight people.

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Lowell Sun

Mass. per-capita prison health-care spending 7th

Massachusetts trailed only six states in per inmate spending on prison health care in 2011 as an aging population contributed to the growing cost of care for inmates, which has been on the decline since 2009 in line with the experience of most other states, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Prison, Massachusetts Government, State Prisons, Deval Patrick, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

The Pitch

Music Forecast 7.10-7.16: Paul McCartney, Lucero, Pat Benatar, Rick...

Paul McCartney Basically everyone has a Beatles story, even that one guy who insists that he has never really cared for the band.

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Related Topix: The Fab Four, Pop/Rock, West Sussex County, England, East Sussex County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Tue Jul 08, 2014

MassLive.com

Anti abortion group urges Massachusetts lawmakers to move cautiously...

Massachusetts lawmakers should proceed cautiously to avoid future lawsuits as they consider altering security rules around abortion clinics in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a group that opposes abortion said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Abortion, US News, US Supreme Court, Deval Patrick, US Governors

Patch.com

Lahey Health and Winchester Hospital Make Partnership Official

By Matt Schooley The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission completed its review of the proposed affiliation between Winchester Hospital and Burlington's Lahey Health, making the partnership official in an agreement that hospital officials said will enhance care for local communities.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health

Daily Kos

NH-Sen: Scott Brown (R) Campaign Attacks Jeanne Shaheen (D) For Something He Did

The campaign of former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is attacking New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for threatening to raise gas taxes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Scott Brown, Republican, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Government, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

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