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6:25 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Run At Fenway Park Will Benefit Post 9/11 Veterans And Families

Credit Facebook: Run To Home Base

Money raised from a run this weekend in Boston will benefit an organization that cares for post-9/11 veterans and their families. The fifth annual Run to Home Base takes place this Saturday in Boston.

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New England News
5:21 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Gov. Patrick Weighing Request To Shelter Immigrant Children

Credit Dwight Sipler

Gov. Deval Patrick says no decision has been made on a request from the Obama administration for Massachusetts to shelter some of the unaccompanied children who have been streaming across the nation’s southern border

Patrick seemed sympathetic to the request when he called the situation on the southern border a “humanitarian crisis” adding Massachusetts should do what it can to help.  Republican State Rep. Nick Boldyga of Southwick said the governor should reject the federal request to temporarily house the immigrant children.

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New England News
3:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Falls As State Adds Jobs

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The Massachusetts unemployment rate inched down to 5.5. percent in June  as  the state’s economy continued to add jobs.

   Education and health services continued to lead the Massachusetts economy adding 6,000 jobs last month according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.  UMass Amherst economics professor Robert Nakosteen says there was a surprising loss of 1,100 manufacturing jobs in June.

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New England News
12:23 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Seeking To Unseat U.S. Senator Markey, GOP's Herr Campaigns In Pittsfield

Brian Herr, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, recently met with members of the Berkshire GOP.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate recently campaigned in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Brian Herr is challenging Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat who’s represented the commonwealth in Congress since 1976.

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New England News
8:04 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Massachusetts May Shelter Unaccompanied Children

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA0
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Governor Deval Patrick says he is weighing a request by the Obama administration about whether Massachusetts could agree to shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border illegally.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Vermont Candidates File Campaign Finance Reports

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Candidates, political action committees and parties in Vermont were required to file updated campaign finance reports Tuesday. Incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin’s account is far ahead of his key challenger, while the lieutenant governor’s race is competitive.
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New England News
6:24 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

MassDOT Buys Housatonic Rail Line To Establish Passenger Service To NYC

Governor Patrick joined state officials and others in Pittsfield after riding the rails from the Connecticut border along the Housatonic Railroad last July.
Credit Lucas Willard / WAMC

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has purchased 37 miles of railroad line from Pittsfield to the Connecticut border. The state is calling it a major step toward establishing passenger rail service from western Massachusetts to New York City.

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New England News
6:11 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Anti-casino Activists Launch Referendum Campaign

Former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger is joined by leaders of the campaign to repeal the Massachusetts casino law at the campaign kickoff in Springfield.
Credit WAMC

Anti-casino activists launched a statewide referendum campaign today in Springfield where they outlined plans for convincing voters to keep Las Vegas-style gambling from coming to Massachusetts.

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New England News
4:57 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Pittsfield Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash

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A Pittsfield, Mass. man has died in a motorcycle accident in the city.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Attorney General Issues Preliminary Survey Results On GMO Labeling Rules

Credit Vermont Right to Know Coalition

The Vermont Attorney General’s office has released the preliminary results of a key questionnaire as the state moves toward implementing a law requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.
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