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Andrew Morehouse
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

On Tertulia, Andrew Morehouse, executive director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, spoke about the role of the food bank feeding neighbors in need and leading the communities to end hunger by distributing food to member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. 

One event to raise funds for The Food Bank is Monte’s March, to be held on November 19 and 20. 

Share of Massachusetts residents (in red on the right of each pair in the chart) and legislators (in blue, on the left of each pair) by race/ethnicity, 2018.
National Conference of State Legislatures / U.S. Census Bureau / MassINC

A new report shows that women and people of color are hugely underrepresented in Massachusetts state politics.

Quarantine Ordered For Most Marijuana Vaping Products In Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2019
A vape pen in action.
Lindsay Fox / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/87735223@N02

Massachusetts cannabis regulators ordered a quarantine Tuesday for all marijuana vaping products, except those that vaporize flower for medical patients.

Deval Patrick Weighing Late Entrance Into Presidential Race

Nov 12, 2019
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick at WBUR.
Robin Lubbock / WBUR

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick — a two-term Democrat and only the second African-American politician to be elected governor anywhere in the country — is reconsidering his decision not to run for president in 2020, and could enter the crowded race as soon as Thursday, two people close to the former governor confirmed.

A sign supporting ranked choice voting in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
File Photo / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

The mayor of Easthampton, Massachusetts, said the city will provide more education around ranked-choice voting before it's implemented.

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