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Elizabeth Warren speaks at a town hall meeting in Holyoke on September 29, 2018.
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was in Iowa last weekend. That's after announcing she's formed an exploratory committee to run for president. 

Republican Bruce Poliquin is ending the recount of the 2nd Congressional District race he lost to Democrat Jared Golden.

On Wednesday afternoon, Ayanna Pressley sat at her usual place in the Boston City Council chambers. To her left, a black-and-white photo of her late mother faced her on the desk. Her family sat in the chamber, to her right.

And as she sat there, one by one, her fellow — and soon-to-be-former — city council colleagues, through tears, wished her good luck and farewell as she heads to Washington, D.C., to assume her newly elected position as the representative from the state’s 7th district.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
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Looking back at the news this week, employees of the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate announced they're looking to unionize. The effort was sparked, in part, by perceived gender pay inequities that came to light last year. 

Democrat Jared Golden became the first candidate to unseat an incumbent from Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in more than a century on Thursday when he was named the winner of the nation’s first ranked-choice voting runoff for a congressional contest.