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Cruz Is First Out Of Gate In GOP White House Race

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in. Cruz is the first Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race and several others are expected to follow suit in coming weeks.

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Would Mandatory Voting Change Anything?

The idea of mandatory, obligatory, compulsory voting, when people are required to vote or face hefty fines or other punishment, sounds crazy in our free society, but it's actually the law in some countries, and now, President Obama is speaking out in support of mandatory voting!

President Obama was asked about the negative effect on money on U

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Are We Being Taxecuted By Democrats?

I woke up, turned on a light which generated taxes on utilities, then took a five minute shower which adds to my water bill. I went back to my room and put on deodorant and cologne, which each item is also taxed.

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Drawing from City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises

Host Community Agreement Draws Rave Reviews

Labor unions are applauding the host community agreement reached by the City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises, to put a casino on the city's waterfront.

Ron Rheaume of the Building Trades Union says the announcement is good news for people struggling to find steady work

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Patrick Forgoing Paid Position With Boston 2024

Former Gov. Deval Patrick has decided to pass on a paid consultant job promoting the city's Olympic bid overseas.

Patrick said Thursday that he's planning to take a full-time position soon and will forgo all outside consulting pay, including for Boston 2024

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New Bedford, KG Urban Reach Casino Agreement

The City of New Bedford and KG Urban Enterprises have reached a host community agreement to develop a casino at the Cannon Street Power Station on the New Bedford Waterfront.

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Robert Barber, Ambassador to Iceland / Jon Faria / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Iceland Visits Southcoast

The U.S.Ambassador to Iceland says there are ways institutions here can benefit from working with entities in Iceland.

Robert Barber says UMass Dartmouth and New Bedford's fishing industry might benefit from working with the IOC, the Iceland Ocean Cluster, which is looking to use 100% of fish to create valuable products

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State House Bill Would Legalize Growth And Sale Of Marijuana

A bill has been referred to the State Legislature's Joint Committee on the Judiciary that would make it legal for adults for grow marijuana and license stores that would then be able to sell it.

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AG Healey Proposes Ban On Sale Of E-Cigarettes To Minors

Attorney General Maura Healey is proposing regulations that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

The regulation would also prohibit free giveaways of the devices and require they be kept out of the reach of customers

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Officials Likely to Hire Consultant To Advise State Government on Olympics

Legislative leaders and Gov. Charlie Baker are moving toward the hiring of an outside expert to advise state government on Boston's bid to land the 2024 Olympics.

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg said plans for bringing in a paid consultant were discussed during a private meeting with the governor on Monday

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