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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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Courtesy: United States Coast Guard

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Teenagers Off Rhode Island [VIDEO]

BOSTON-  Two teenage boys were rescued by the Coast Guard in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island on Saturday.

According to a news release from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the two 15-year old boys became stranded when their 21-foot recreational boat malfunctioned...

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Baker Signs Marijuana Bill

BOSTON (AP) _Gov. Charlie Baker says he remains worried about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, but hopes a set of new rules will address many of his concerns...

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Kathy Thornton on Concussions and CTE

Kathy Thornton is a certified Athletic Director with Southcoast Health. She stopped by the studio to discuss CTE and protocols for parents and athletes to take when a concussion is suspected...

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House Rejects Baker’s Healthcare Proposal

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Describing it as a three-legged stool, House Minority Leader Brad Jones said it appears “the game plan is written” as lawmakers were on the verge Wednesday of sending Gov...

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Californians React To Supreme Court Rulings On Prop 8 And DOMA
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OPINION | Barry Richard: Planned Parenthood Offers Guidelines For Teaching Preschoolers About Masturbation And Transgenderism

Planned Parenthood, the same folks who want to teach your 12 year old about Saran Wrap condoms and dental dams also believes you should be teaching your 3 year old about transgenderism and masturbation...

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Targeted Ground Spraying for Mosquitoes This Thursday in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford Health Department, working closely with the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is again this year conducting an annual monitoring program to track the potential threat from EEE and WNV carrying mosquitoes...

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Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Coast Guard Medevacs Fisherman Off Martha’s Vineyard Coast [Video]

BOSTON- An injured fisherman was rescued off the coast of Martha's Vineyard yesterday by the Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod crew.

The fisherman was reported to have sustained injuries that required medical attention after falling on the the 75-foot fishing vessel, Perception, at around 1:30 PM...

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Baker And Democrats Spar Over MassHealth Shakeup

BOSTON (AP) _ Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has delivered an ultimatum of sorts to Democrats on health care.

He's asked the Legislature to act within two months on a package of changes he's proposed in the state's Medicaid program, known as MassHealth...

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International Cannabis And Hemp Expo Held In San Francisco
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City Council Decides On Host Community Agreement

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford City Council approved a Host Community Agreement with ARL Healthcare Inc in a unanimous vote Thursday night...

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