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Vermont Yankee has moved the last of its spent nuclear fuel into huge steel and concrete casks where it will be stored for decades near the Connecticut River in southern Vermont.

The Hampshire County Jail and House of Correction in Northampton, Massachusetts
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Massachusetts lawmakers have passed legislation that would provide treatment with medication to inmates addicted to opioids.

Hartford is one of the 10 fastest growing small markets for tech talent this year, according to a report from CBRE, a commercial real estate firm.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said last week that some of his earlier worries over the Legislature's workflow turned out to be justified.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

The Massachusetts legislature has called it quits for the year -- kind of.

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. 

State officials say they’ll fight a White House proposal to loosen pollution standards for new vehicles. Many leaders are fearful the Republican idea will put federal mandates ahead of state law.

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud
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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.
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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. 

The starting gate at Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Massachusetts, in 2004.
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Simulcast wagering on horse and dog races resumed Thursday afternoon and live horse races scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be run as planned. 

A Maine-based scientist is leading an international expedition of some 40 researchers to the top of the world, where they will explore the poorly understood dynamics of Arctic weather in an era of rapid warming. The scientists want to test whether processes now underway might serve to slow global warming, at least a bit.