New England News

WAMC New England News
6:04 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Facebook has agreed to implement more than 40 safeguards

U.S. – Attorneys general from several states say Facebook has agreed to implement more than 40 safeguards to protect young users of its online social networking site. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
6:01 am
Fri May 9, 2008

Lawmakers will call themselves back into special session to make budget fix

MA – The leader of the state Senate says lawmakers are signing petitions to call themselves back into special session to make at least one budget fix. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has the details

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WAMC New England News
7:16 am
Wed May 7, 2008

JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to be sued by skycaps

MA – JetBlue Airways is the latest airline to be sued by skycaps who claim a two dollar-per-bag curbside check-in fee violates the Massachusetts Tips Law. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Wed May 7, 2008

The state's highest court is set to consider the chief medical examiner's firing

MA – The state's highest court is set to consider whether Governor Patrick had grounds to fire Massachusetts' former chief medical examiner. The story from WAMC's Carrie Saldo...

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WAMC New England News
7:01 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Patrick Administration is launching a study of rail freight transportation

MA – The Patrick Administration is launching a study to look at ways to expand rail freight transportation in Massachusetts.Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
6:51 am
Wed May 7, 2008

Rell is directing her commissioners and agency heads to ban out-of-state travel

CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell is directing her commissioners and agency heads to ban out-of-state travel by all personnel because of a projected budget deficit. The ban only applies if the travel is paid with state funds. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Tue May 6, 2008

UMass Trustees unanimously approved Robert Holub as Amherst chancellor

Amherst, MA – The Trustees of the University of Massachusetts at a special meeting in Boston ( Monday) unanimously approved Robert Holub as the 29th chancellor of the university s flagship Amherst Campus. WAMC s Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
6:44 am
Tue May 6, 2008

GE Healthcare's surgery business has started up again

CT – GE Healthcare's surgery business has started up again, 20 months after General Electric signed a consent decree with the federal government to halt the manufacture of X-ray surgical equipment. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has the story;

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WAMC New England News
6:43 am
Tue May 6, 2008

A former Miss Connecticut is considering a run for a vacated House seat

CT – A former Miss Connecticut is considering a run for the House of Representatives seat being vacated by House Speaker James Amann. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
11:20 am
Fri May 2, 2008

Reporters Roundtable With Deval Patrick

Northampton, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Northampton earlier this week to announce a workforce training grant to a local company and to talk about his economic development plan for the state. After the announcement, the governor sat down with reporters in a conference room in city hall for a roundtable discussion . WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was among the reporters who talked with the governor.....

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