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Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed

Gov. Baker Declares Snow Emergency

Gov. Charlie Baker has signed an emergency declaration allowing him to request help from neighboring states as Massachusetts struggles to dig out from a spate of heavy snows.

Baker signed the declaration Monday as a third storm dumped upward of two feet of snow in portions of the state

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Credit: @MassGovernor Twitter Feed

Baker Calls Snow “Unprecedented”

The Bay State got hit with another winter storm this week and the snow is starting to pile up as the number of dollars spent on snow removal continues to climb.

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American POWs Abandoned In S.E. Asia

The thought of our government abandoning 600 POWs in Vietnam and Laos sends chills through me. Former Congressman and longtime POW/MIA advocate, John LeBoutillier, who is a regular weekly guest on my morning radio show, joins us Friday, February 6, 2015 to share these findings.

For 30 years

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Baker Unveils Plan To Close Budget Gap

Gov. Charlie Baker is proposing more than $500 million in spending cuts to help close a state budget shortfall for the fiscal year ending June 30.

The Republican announced the plan on Tuesday, saying it was time for state government to live within its means

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Japan Reacts With Horror To Journalist Beheading

 

 Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

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Chicago-Based Gaming Firm Eyes Brockton Fairgrounds For Casino

A gambling company looking to develop a resort at the Brockton Fairgrounds has applied for the final casino license in Massachusetts.

A spokeswoman for Mass Gaming & Entertainment, an affiliate of Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, confirmed that an initial application was filed before Friday's 5 p.m.

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Romney Will Not Run For President In ’16

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

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TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge
TSM - New Bedford Fairhaven Bridge

Bridge Meeting is Set For Next Month

Mayor Jon Mitchell and previous Mayors have often called for a "new" New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge.

At the urging of Mayor Mitchell, the Mass. Department of Transportation began a study last year, and next month the D-O-T will be unveiling a list of both short and long-term alternatives to the nearly 100 year old span

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Special Committee Named To Study Legalization Of Marijuana

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for trying to gather more information ahead of a potential effort to legalize marijuana.

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Senator Warren Proposes Crackdown On Pharmaceutical Companies

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is shifting her focus from Wall Street to the nation's top pharmaceutical companies.

The Massachusetts Democrat next week will file a bill she says will help fund basic medical research by targeting drugmakers charged with breaking the law

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