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Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images
Republican candidate for Governor Charlie Baker / Photo by Dina Rudick / The Boston Globe / Getty Images

Baker Unveils Economic Plan

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker has unveiled an economic development plan he says will create jobs, strengthen communities and build better schools.

The plan calls for using tax credits to offset the cost of minimum wage increases, and to reward businesses that hire welfare recipients and veterans

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Morad To Continue Pressing School Officials For Answers

Members of the City Council aren't happy about the latest communication from the New Bedford School Committee.

The Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking that they respect the boundaries of the school board, and that any concerns be sent directly to the Superintendent

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Coakley, Baker Spar Over Pre-Kindergarten Costs

Democratic candidate for governor Martha Coakley says her plan to eliminate a waiting list of 17,000 children seeking state vouchers for pre-kindergarten would cost an estimated $150 million annually

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Dempsey Would Back U.S. Troops In Combat Role In Iraq

"Boots on the ground" are not being ruled out in the fight against ISIS.

Testifying on Capitol Hill this morning, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey said he'd recommend using some of the American forces already in Iraq in combat roles, if necessary

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Martha Coakley Seeks Six Debates Around The State

Democratic nominee for governor Martha Coakley is calling for at least six debates with her Republican and independent opponents between now and Election Day.

Coakley's campaign manager, Tim Foley, said Friday that the campaign is reviewing many debate invitations that have poured in since the Tuesday primary

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City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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Jim Phillips | TSM

Mitchell Meets With Charlie Baker At City Hall

Last week, Mayor Jon Mitchell endorsed Democrat Martha Coakley for Governor of Massachusetts.

On Thursday, the Mayor met at City Hall with the Republican nominee for Governor, Charlie Baker.

According to the Mayor, Baker asked for the meeting

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The Nation Remembers 9-11

The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

The events come hours after President Barack Obama said he would open a new military front in the Middle East -- authorizing airstrikes inside Syria along with expanded strikes in Iraq in an effort to root out Islamic State extremists

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Gas Prices Could Head Below $3 Per Gallon

Summer is over and gas prices are drifting lower. Our nation's refineries have started switching back to the less expensive winter blend. AAA says it expects gas prices to fall an additional 10 to 20 percent per gallon by the end of October. Two wild cards could throw a wrench in the works: geopolitics and hurricanes.

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Massachusetts Election At A glance

^Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Martha Coakley 220,571 - 42 percent
Steve Grossman 190,436 - 36 percent
Don Berwick 111,264 - 21 percent
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^Governor GOP - Primary

2,062 of 2,173 precincts - 95 percent

x-Charlie Baker 110,711 - 74 percent
Mark Fisher 37,969 - 26 percent
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^Lieutenant Governor Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Stephen Kerrigan 213,721 - 51 percent
Leland Cheung 125,369 - 30 percent
Mike Lake 82,949 - 20 percent
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^Attorney General Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Maura Healey 311,962 - 62 percent
Warren Tolman 188,145 - 38 percent
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^Treasurer Dem - Primary

2,088 of 2,173 precincts - 96 percent

x-Deborah Goldberg 197,175 - 43 percent
Barry Finegold 142,061 - 31 percent
Tom Conroy 118,429 - 26 percent
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^U.S. House Distr

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