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Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito (at right) with Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders (center) and Maureen Gallagher of Jane Doe Inc. (at left).
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts officials are poised to launch their first public awareness campaign around sexual assault and domestic violence in nearly 20 years, an effort Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said will look to help teens learn about respect and healthy relationships.

Screenshot of a Sig 5040 grenade launcher mounted on a rifle.
Small Arms Defense Journal

It’s an eye-catching statistic in an otherwise routine data dump.

Through the first ten months of 2018, sales of New Hampshire-made weapons to Saudi Arabia soared. 

Making Massachusetts Schools Fairer

23 hours ago
A student works on math.
Masslive / masslive.com/photos

We in Massachusetts need to address an issue that for decades has compromised our standing as an educational leader. Despite the strides we’ve made, our education system is not properly serving all our students.

Northampton High School students discuss the school's art programs.
Kevin Cutting / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The amount of class time Massachusetts students spend on the arts varies widely, according to state officials, with the average elementary schooler's instruction coming in two 45-minute blocks per week often reserved for visual arts and music.

Lowering the Springfield I-91 viaduct may increase economic development, but the plan's viability is uncertain.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said his administration will review a state study that recommends keeping intact the Interstate 91 viaduct through Springfield. 

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