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New England News
9:00 am
Sun January 25, 2015

National Gay Rights Group Gives High Marks To Massachusetts

A national gay rights organization gives Massachusetts high marks on a report card grading states on legislation affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign puts Massachusetts in its "Solidifying Equality" category. That's second-highest on a four-step index measuring states on their legislative success in stamping out workplace discrimination and other anti-LGBT bias.

Seven states and the District of Columbia are in the highest category, "Working Toward Innovative Equality."

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  Massachusetts has produced another national political figure.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Senator Warren is a rising star.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

  November’s elections cost Democrats control of the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Democrats need to inspire voters to turn out in midterm elections.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Congressional Corner With Jim McGovern

    Massachusetts voters picked a Republican for governor in November.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Jim McGovern tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he thinks Democrats ran a weak campaign nationwide.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Congressional Corner With Tim Vercellotti

  Massachusetts is entering a new political era.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Beacon Hill is getting a major overhaul.

New England News
10:20 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Casinos Get Green Light In MA

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Massachusetts voters soundly rejected a ban on Las Vegas-style gambling Tuesday allowing casino projects to move forward in Springfield and eastern Massachusetts.   WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

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New England News
9:27 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

MA Voters Say No To Expanded Bottle Bill

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters have turned down a proposal calling for the first expansion of the state's bottle-deposit law since it took effect more than three decades ago.

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New England News
9:20 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Galvin Wins Another Term As MA Secretary Of State

BOSTON (AP) — Secretary of State William Galvin has easily won election to another term as Massachusetts' top elections official, defeating Republican challenger David D'Arcangelo.

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New England News
8:05 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Markey Wins In MA

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BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

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WAMC Programs
3:06 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

The Book Show #1371 - Chrysler Szarlan

  Chrysler Szarlan’s debut novel, The Hawley Book of the Dead, introduces us to Revelation Dyer. Together, she and her husband Jeremy have three daughters, a beautiful home, and a world-famous Las Vegas magic act.

But Reve has many secrets, secrets that have not only shaped her past but now threaten her family.

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