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Groups pushing for Massachusetts ballot questions had to turn in more than 80,000 certified signatures this week to the secretary of state's office in order to stay on track for the 2020 election.
The city of Bridgeport is the big winner in Connecticut’s latest offshore wind acquisition. Park City Wind, a proposal from developer Vineyard Wind, was selected by state officials Thursday and is being billed as the largest purchase of renewable energy in state history.
Heather Brandon used to drive from her home in Hartford, Connecticut, to work in Springfield, Massachusetts. It would take her anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. But this summer, she committed to taking the train.
This coming Christmas will be my third without my father, and I still miss him terribly. But it was during the first Christmas season without him, while I was shopping in one of my favorite bookshops — fantasizing about which book to give to which person — that I found myself feeling surprisingly giddy. I thought, “Oh good! Dad's gone!”
Updated at 12:43 p.m. ET House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced Thursday morning that House Democrats will move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment against President Trump, though she did not define the scope of those articles. "His wrongdoing strikes at the very heart of our Constitution," Pelosi said, referring to Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals while hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid were on hold earlier this year. The...
This month, a group of states, including Massachusetts, will release a plan to cut carbon emissions from the regions biggest source transportation. The effort is called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). The states are focused on limiting carbon emissions from fuel. Governor Charlie Bakers administration has estimated TCI could generate up to $500 million a year in new revenue for Massachusetts. A recent MassINC poll found most voters in the state support the basic idea of...
Throughout the presidential primary campaign, voters in New Hampshire have said climate change is one of their top priorities. And even as candidates emphasize the dangers of global warming – and detail their plans to address it – many voters aren't reassured. NHPR’s Annie Ropeik has more as part of our series “Where They Stand,” which takes a closer look at candidates’ policy proposals.
Megeliea Adrian is sifting through a crinkled business envelope stuffed with her familys passports and green cards while a volunteer attorney reviews her citizenship application. She is one of 50 or so aspiring U.S. citizens clutching fistfuls of documents and filling out paperwork in the conference room of a downtown Boston law firm. For 51-year-old Adrian, who was born in Haiti and has lived in the U.S. for almost 20 years, citizenship means one thing: You not citizen, you not vote. I love...
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Visiting Smith College professor Loretta Ross has been taking on neo-Nazis for decades.