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A shoe with an "I voted" sticker.
Ginny / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/ginnerobot

A poll came out this week that suggests Massachusetts residents are against lowering the voting age in local and national elections. As it turns out, our Short List panelists aren't so hot on it either.

The polling place at Falcetti Towers in Holyoke, Mass., saw light turnout on Sept. 26, 2017, for a preliminary election for mayor.
Sam Hudzik / NEPR

Updated at 3:02 p.m.

Officials in some Massachusetts communities, including Northampton and Holyoke, have pushed to lower the voting age for local elections to 16.

MGM Springfield held its grand opening parade on August 24, 2018. These are MGM Springfield employees in the parade.
Don Treeger / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

MGM Springfield's workforce dropped to about 2,300 as of the end of March. That's a decrease of nearly 700 since the casino opened last summer.

It’s still hard for Keyanna Tucker to talk about what happened to her when she was six.

“I was molested,” Tucker said. “I didn’t know how to cope with it … I didn’t know what was going on, but I knew it wasn’t right. So I started becoming a bully.”

Tucker, who is now 22, recalled other problems. Her father was incarcerated, which was another layer of stress. And as time went on, her behavior slowly got worse.

Vaccine administration in a file photo.
Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown / U.S. Air Force

Many adults are wondering if they should get re-vaccinated for measles, with more than 800 cases this year in the U.S.

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