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Afghan Soldier Search Continues

Speculation continues to grow that three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared from a Cape Cod shopping mall are trying to defect.

Governor Deval Patrick told the "Boston Globe" that seems to be the consensus from military officials

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Gambling-Chips

Federal Court To Hear Patrick Appeal On Aquinnah Wampanoag Gambling

A federal court is taking up the Patrick administration's lawsuit challenging the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe's plan to build a gambling hall on Martha's Vineyard on Wednesday. Tribe officials say federal law allows them to turn their unfinished community center into a bingo and poker hall

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Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around the entrances to abortion clinics

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Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Governor Patrick Says Most People Support His Plan

Governor Deval Patrick says comments to his office are running as high as three-to-one in favor of his offer to shelter unaccompanied children crossing the nation's southern border.

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Getty Images

Task Force Forming Recommendations On Opiate Abuse

A special state opiate abuse task force is sending several recommendations to Gov. Deval Patrick by next week.

Among the suggestions unveiled at a meeting Wednesday is a statewide care management task force to help addicts transition from one type of treatment setting to another, such as moving from a detoxification center to a residential treatment program or from prison back into the community

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JIm Phillips / TSM / Gov. Patrick (l)  tours Acushnet Avenue Project With Mayor Jon Mitchell (c) and DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle
JIm Phillips / TSM / Gov. Patrick (l) tours Acushnet Avenue Project With Mayor Jon Mitchell (c) and DPI Commissioner Ron Labelle

Acushnet Avenue Project Gets Funding Boost From State

Governor Deval Patrick delivers more than $1 million to New Bedford for the North End International Marketplace Project.

D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle says the money will be used to extend improvements north on Acushnet Avenue, improving neighborhoods along the way

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant
Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant

Patrick Shares Concerns With NRC About Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

 Gov. Deval Patrick has written the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, expressing concerns about the safety of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth. 
 
    Patrick was fulfilling a promise he made earlier this month after meeting with the head of a group of Cape Cod residents hoping to close the plant

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2014 State Of The State
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Patrick Signs Bill Banning “Upskirt” Photos

 

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill prohibiting ``upskirt'' photos of women.
 
    Patrick's office said the governor signed the measure Friday, two days after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of female subway passengers in Boston wasn't violating state law as it's written.
 

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Construction At A Toll Brothers Development Ahead Of Housing Starts Figures
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State Officials Encouraged By Revised Job Numbers

Massachusetts officials are beaming about the latest revised job numbers compiled by the Federal Government.  

Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Greg Bialecki was a guest Thursday on WBSM's Mid-Day Live" program

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Taunton State Hospital Is Slated To Close
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Lawmaker Wants To Expand Services At Taunton State

State Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth wants the state to expand services at Taunton State Hospital.  Right now,  there are a small number of beds there to serve the mentally ill. 

Rep. Markey thinks Taunton State would also be a great place to offer serves for women with addiction issues

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