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In a post-midnight vote Saturday, the Vermont House passed a bill to ease spending caps on local school districts.

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Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to sign legislation that would give women with alcohol or substance abuse problems access to addiction treatment services rather than housing them in the state prison for women in Framingham.

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A legislative task force is expected to decide whether to recommend that Connecticut lawmakers vote to ban smoking in vehicles when a child is inside.

The Vermont Health Department is reminding people to take care when they're outside during the winter cold.

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New York's governor says a travel ban instituted during a massive snowstorm has been lifted.

Tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey have shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that has made travel treacherous and could dump up to 2 feet of snow in some areas.

An upstate New York village is changing its official logo after the image, which appears to show a white man throttling an Indian, was ridiculed on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

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Governor Charlie Baker's administration says Massachusetts is on track to meet ambitious state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

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Drivers in Massachusetts may soon have to put down their cellphones when they're on the road.

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The federal Small Business Administration is still processing low-interest loans for Superstorm Sandy.

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