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Group Publicly Censures Town Administrator

Seekonk Town Administrator Shawn Cadime has been accused of an ethics violation.

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Medical Marijuana
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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Mass. Opens In Salem

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has opened nearly three years after voters overwhelmingly approved marijuana for medicinal use.

Alternative Therapies Group's dispensary in Salem began accepting patients by appointment only Wednesday

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Photo by Keith Bedford for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Plainridge Park Casino Officially Opens

(Associated Press) - The start of casino gambling in Massachusetts kicked off Wednesday as the state's first slots parlor, Plainridge Park Casino, officially opened for business to a large and eager crowd of gamblers

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Nikki Haley For VP

The nation's eyes were on South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Monday, June 22nd, when she said it was time for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from its Statehouse grounds. It was a reversal for Haley from her previous position on the flag, and it came after momentum for taking the flag down had been building for days since last week's racially-driven church massacre in Charleston, putting her behind or at least in the middle of that accelerating effort

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New Bedford Voters Give Overwhelming Support To Casino Plan

Voters in New Bedford approved a Host Community Agreement for a Waterfront Casino by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday.  The final vote was 8,355 in favor, and 3,040 opposed.

According to Election officials, the turnout in New Bedford Tuesday was just over 21%

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photo by Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Online Voter Registration Has Arrived In Mass.

Massachusetts is now the 21st state to offer online voter registration.

Secretary of State William Galvin said Tuesday that residents can use the new system to register to vote, change their address for voting purposes and even change party affiliation

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Confederate Symbolism

Presidential candidates are finding themselves being asked by the media in the wake of the South Carolina church massacre last week about whether the Confederate flag should be flown on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, as it is now

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Casino Agreement Vote Is Tuesday

Voters in New Bedford will make a major decision on Tuesday; whether or not to accept the Host Community Agreement negotiated by the City of New Bedford, and casino developers KG Urban Enterprises

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Reagan Packed Heat

Bestselling political thriller/mystery author Brad Meltzer is claiming that President Ronald Reagan began carrying a gun almost everywhere he went after the 1981 assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. in which he was seriously injured. Meltz

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Pot’s Legal But Illegal

Even though marijuana is legal in Colorado, for both medical and recreational use, the state's Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 15th, that employers can fire workers for pot use during their off-hours, even if it's being used for medical reasons

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