REGIONAL NEWS

The Sojourner Truth Memorial statue in Florence, Massachusetts was designed by Thomas Jay Warren and unveiled on October 2, 2002.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

January 21 marks the day Americans celebrate the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. 

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
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Hampshire College says it's looking for a "strategic partnership" as it faces a tough financial foreceast. Our Short List panel takes a look at that and other news of the week.

The Massachusetts Statehouse.
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The Massachusetts House is investigating a "plausible" allegation of inappropriate conduct involving at least one representative, stemming from an alleged incident at the orientation session for new members held at last month at UMass Amherst.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, center, at an event earlier this week.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker proposed on Thursday to legalize sports betting in the state, igniting an already smoldering debate on Beacon Hill over whether to give gamblers an additional avenue to wager their money — and over who should be able to take part in the potential new industry.

Connecticut Public in Hartford, Connecticut.
Heather Brandon / NEPR

Connecticut Public, the Hartford-based entity that operates Connecticut Public Television and WNPR radio, has hired Quinnipiac University School of Communications dean Mark Contreras as its new president and CEO. 

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