The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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Massachusetts has become the latest state to repeal a welfare rule that bars additional aid for children born into families already receiving welfare benefits.

Eddie Brennan Valley Voices
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The winners of our "In The Mood" story slam are featured on the latest Valley Voices podcast. Eddie Brennan shares his story about the night he lost his virginity and fathered a child. Valerie Reiss opens up about her condition, vulvar vestibulitis. And we hear from Lauren Ostberg who at sixteen years old was in the mood for a little something different.

Hampshire College.
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As Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, continues to restructure and raise money, the institution is facing the possible loss of accreditation.

The interior of New England Treatment Access, in Northampton, Massachusetts

New England Public Radio has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for its continuing coverage of marijuana legalization in Massachusetts.

Interim President Ken Rosenthal at Hampshire College.
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The interim president of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, says he's confident the school will remain accredited.