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Baker: Codfather Windfall Should Fund Electronic Monitoring

Governor Charlie Baker has sided with a dozen state lawmakers and local officials who are urging the proceeds from the forfeiture of "Codfather" Carlos Rafael's fishing fleet, and any financial penalties tied to his case, be used to pay for electronic catch monitoring.

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Draft Suggests Opening for Commercial Fishing in Monument Area

The U.S. Interior secretary is giving voice to the return of commercial fishing to a year-old marine national monument about 130 miles southeast of Cape Cod, a move that addresses concerns raised by the industry but was blasted Monday by environmental groups.

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michaeljung/Thinkstock

Report Outlines Financial Condition of Massachusetts Hospitals

Southcoast Physicians Group, with a loss of $64.2 million, suffered the largest loss by dollar amount of all physican organizations in the Commonwealth during the 2016 fiscal year.

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Live On-Air News/YouTube

Few Answers on Marine Monument as Zinke Completes White House Review

The future of a national monument off the coast of Massachusetts is unclear Thursday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wrapped up a review of 27 monuments, but did not publicly disclose his recommendations.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Baker To Testify On Obamacare Before Senate Committee

Governor Charlie Baker will testify on Capitol Hill next month before a Senate health committee about steps Congress could take to stabilize insurance markets.

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New England Towns Struggle With Opioid And Heroin Epidemic
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Opioid Deaths Trending Downward Through First Half of 2017

The number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts has increased each year since 2010, but new figures from the first half of this year offer some signs of motion in the opposite direction.

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Centro Presente executive director Patricia Montes led a rally Wednesday on the front steps of the State House. Sam Doran/SHNS
Centro Presente executive director Patricia Montes led a rally Wednesday on the front steps of the State House. Sam Doran/SHNS

Safety, Profiling Concerns Swirl Over Immigrant Detainer Bill

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Civil liberties and immigrant rights activists converged on the State House this week to voice their displeasure with Gov...

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Marijuana Supporters March In Hemp Parade
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Yarmouth Man ODs on Marijuana Possibly Laced with Fentanyl

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Police in Yarmouth used two doses of Narcan to revive an unresponsive man Saturday afternoon and investigators believe the man may have been experiencing an overdose after smoking marijuana laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl...

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Gov. Charlie Baker talked to Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates after participating in the challenge on the State House steps in 2015. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS/File/2015]
Gov. Charlie Baker talked to Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates after participating in the challenge on the State House steps in 2015. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS/File/2015]

Ice Bucket Challenge Week Now Enshrined in State Law

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — It's now officially Ice Bucket Challenge Week in Massachusetts.

Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday afternoon signed a bill (H 1697) designating the first week in August to commemorate the viral fundraising campaign started by former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates...

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