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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker in July 2018.
State House News Service

The Massachusetts primary elections are just three weeks away. Is Governor Charlie Baker now ready to start campaigning?

Voting in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

There are changes in store for the long-time alternative publication The Valley Advocate. In a cost-cutting move, the Advocate will now be supervised by the arts and culture editor at The Daily Hampshire Gazette

Democratic candidates for Vermont governor. Clockwise from top left: James Ehlers, Christine Hallquist, Brenda Siegel and Ethan Sonneborn.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: PETER HIRSCHFELD, VPR; COURTESY OF HALLQUIST CAMPAIGN; COURTESY OF SIEGEL CAMPAIGN; COURTESY OF SONNEBORN CAMPAIGN / COURTESY VPR

Tuesday, August 14, is primary election day in Connecticut and Vermont. In Vermont, voters have big decisions ahead for governor and the U.S. House.

Ganim Benefits From Lamont's Fear Of Alienating Bridgeport

Aug 8, 2018

Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim was more aggressive Tuesday in questioning why Ned Lamont might be reluctant to support a convicted extortionist for governor than Lamont was in challenging Ganim’s fitness to lead Connecticut after seven years in prison for using his office to routinely shake down city contractors for bribes.

From left, Beth Lindstrom, Geoff Diehl and John Kingston. The three GOP candidates for U.S. Senate are vying in a state primary September 4 to face Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the November general election.
Shannon Young / Mark M. Murray / Uncredited / The Republican / masslive.com/photos / Twitter

Three Republicans vying for their party's nomination to challenge Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren are sharply criticizing the Democratic incumbent while offering varying degrees of support for President Donald Trump. 

A pocket of eastern Connecticut where hundreds, if not thousands, of homeowners are struggling with crumbling foundations has become a popular stop for political candidates seeking statewide office in this year's election.

A critical House special election on Tuesday could provide some of the biggest clues yet about how much trouble Republicans could be in this November.

In Ohio, the last Republican vs. Democrat matchup before November has become the latest proxy fight for whether Democrats can harness the energy, activism and overperformance in past special elections to pull off an upset in a GOP-held district.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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The Massachusetts legislature wrapped up formal sessions for the year this week. In a flurry of 11th-hour activity, lawmakers were able to agree to bills on opioid treatment and economic development. 

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

Muslim activists are condemning anonymous mailers targeting a Muslim-American congressional candidate in Massachusetts. 

Solomon Goldstein-Rose celebrates with supporters after his win in the Democratic primary in September 2016.
Jerrey Roberts / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

When then-22 year-old Solomon Goldstein-Rose won in a crowded Democratic field in 2016, it appeared he was on his way to a long career in the Massachusetts legislature. 

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