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  1. Language learning climate hit as House negotiations beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 16 | Lowell Sun

    Lawmakers on Friday kicked off a series of closed-door negotiations on legislation to allow Massachusetts schools more flexibility in teaching English language learners. The House in June and the Senate in July passed different versions of bills that would eliminate key components of a 2002 ballot law requiring English-immersion instruction for public school students, including those who are not fluent in the language.

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  2. Senators blast language-learning climate as House negotiations beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 15 | Lowell Sun

    Lawmakers on Friday kicked off a series of closed-door negotiations on legislation to allow Massachusetts schools more flexibility in teaching English language learners. The House in June and the Senate in July passed different versions of bills that would eliminate key components of a 2002 ballot law requiring English-immersion instruction for public school students, including those who are not fluent in the language.

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  3. Senate backs off immersion for English learnersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Senators on Thursday adopted legislation upending a 2002 ballot law that requires English-immersion instruction for public school students, including those not yet fluent in the nation's predominant language. The bill, backed by Everett Democrat Sen. Sal DiDomenico, also did away with the requirement that "absent a waiver all students must be taught in English and through sheltered English immersion," according to a summary of the bill.

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  4. Craft: Jeremy OguskyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    Even cheese and yogurt are fermented foods. To ferment food, micro-organisms and bacteria are cultivated to consume the sugars in food, transforming them into organic acids that preserve the vegetables.

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  5. Recovery coaches eyed in opioid addiction battleRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    While deep-pocketed captains of industry construct a new response to the opioid-addiction epidemic, officials in the government and health-care fields are eyeing the potential of recovery coaches to help treatment, or a new state mandate for insurers to cover 30 days of detox -- up from the current requirement of two weeks. At the inaugural breakfast of RIZE Massachusetts, which has raised nearly $13 million toward a $50 million goal, Attorney General Maura Healey warned Republican members of Congress who tried and failed to push through legislation last week that would have scaled back Medicaid funding in future years.

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  6. Depth of addiction crisis enhances focus on treatmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    While deep-pocketed captains of industry construct a new response to the opioid addiction epidemic, officials in the government and health care fields are eyeing the potential of recovery coaches to help treatment, or a new state mandate for insurers to cover 30 days of detox - up from the current requirement of two weeks. At the inaugural breakfast of RIZE Massachusetts, which has raised nearly $13 million toward a $50 million goal, Attorney General Maura Healey warned Republican members of Congress who tried and failed to push through legislation last week that would have scaled back Medicaid funding in future years.

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  7. Court sets a protocol on tainted drug casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Lowell Sun

    The state's highest court has decided on a "new protocol" to deal with more than 24,000 drug cases impacted by the tainting of drug evidence by former state chemist Annie Dookhan. In a ruling issued Wednesday, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants wrote that the SJC declined to adopt the "global remedy" of vacating all convictions of Dookhan defendants as suggested by the state Committee for Public Counsel Services .

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  8. State's highest court to be asked again for 'global resolution' on Dookhan casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Public defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will ask the state's highest court on Wednesday to dismiss about 24,000 criminal cases against a state chemist who tainted thousands of drug cases. The state Committee for Public Council Services and the ACLU said Annie Dookhan's misconduct tainted one in six drug cases during her tenure at the state lab in Jamaica Plain.

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  9. State's highest court to be asked again for 'global resolution' on Dookhan casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Lowell Sun

    Public defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts will ask the state's highest court on Wednesday to dismiss about 24,000 criminal cases against a state chemist who tainted thousands of drug cases. The state Committee for Public Council Services and the ACLU said Annie Dookhan's misconduct tainted one in six drug cases during her tenure at the state lab in Jamaica Plain.

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