Mayor David Narkewicz of Northampton, Massachusetts, said he'll be the first to purchase cannabis legally east of the Mississippi River when his city's pot store opens.
Three Democratic senators have filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.
In a windowless classroom at the John J. Moran medium-security prison in Cranston, R.I., three men sit around a table to share how and when they began using opioids. For Josh, now 39, it was when he was just 13 years old. "I got grounded for a week in my house, so I grabbed a bundle of heroin and just sat inside and sniffed it all week." "I started using heroin at 19," says Ray, now 23. "I was shooting it. It was with a group of friends that I was working with, doing roof work." "At 26 years...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IecX90BouU0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAGlFT19GI Detroit. Feb. 13, 1973. A Tuesday night. The Charles Mingus Quintet opened a six-night stand at the Strata Concert Gallery, a former photography studio at 46 Selden St., on a gritty street in the shadow of then-abandoned Orchestra Hall. The venue — an offshoot of the musician-run Strata Corporation — attracted aficionados and musicians. WDET-FM, the public radio station affiliated with nearby Wayne State...
Updated at 3:15 p.m. E.T. Authorities in California have added a fatality to the death toll from the Camp Fire, bringing its total number of deaths to at least 77. The number of people unaccounted for has decreased to 993 — about 300 fewer than Saturday's count, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said on Sunday. At least 80 people have died throughout the state since wildfires broke out earlier this month. Three of those fatalities were from the Woolsey Fire in Southern California. Authorities...
Election after election, pundits predict that Latinos will be a powerful voting bloc. And Latino voters consistently underperform those expectations by failing to turn out at the polls in big numbers. But this year's midterm results in Nevada, Arizona and other states suggest that Latino turnout is up dramatically — a development that could reshape the electoral landscape for 2020 and beyond. In Texas, turnout rose dramatically in heavily Latino precincts across the state — from the Rio...
On an afternoon last September, a string of explosions suddenly hit Merrimack Valley, Mass. At least five homes were destroyed and a person was killed. More than 20 others were injured. Federal investigators say they have now pinpointed what caused the sudden explosions on Sept. 13 — a natural gas company field engineer made a major mistake in the plans he developed for construction work that happened earlier that day, resulting in a disastrous chain reaction. After the incident, authorities...
A household name across the country, Josiah Gilbert Holland sold over a half-million copies of his books in his lifetime.
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Gene Cassidy spends a lot of time talking about animals. As president and CEO of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, his job is to promote the interests of New England farmers.