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Mayor Mitchell Against Possibility Of Gaming Law Repeal

Mayor Jon Mitchell says it would be irresponsible if Massachusetts voters decided to repeal the state's 2011 casino gaming law.

The Supreme Judicial Court this week ruled Bay State voters could have their say with a ballot question on November 4

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Animal Rescue League Boston

Mass. Lawmakers Draft “Puppy Doe” Bill

A group of legislators are filing a bill to create a statewide registry of convicted animal abusers. It's called the "PAWS" Act, for Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety and is designed to keep pets out of the wrong hands.

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House Poised To Axe New Tech Tax

The Massachusetts House is expected to repeal the state's unpopular new technology tax when it returns from a two-month recess on Wednesday.

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Mass. Senator Flip Flops On New Tax

First she was for it, and now State Senator Karen Spilka has changed her mind about the new computer software services tax, and wants it repealed!

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Now Law In Rhode Island

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Rhode Island. To obtain a marriage license, same-sex couples must go to the clerk’s office in the community where one or both of them live.

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Media Ignores Obama Co-Sponsored Stand Your Ground Law

The media has ignored the fact that in 2004, then Illinois State Senator, Barack Obama co-sponsored S.B. 2386, which actually broadened that state's stand your ground law! Last Friday, the President made comments that stand your ground laws are sending the wrong message as a society.

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Oops! Florida Accidentally Bans All Computers and Smartphones in the State

A poorly worded law that tried to ban internet cafes in Florida has been revealed to have banned all devices connected to the internet in the state. 

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What Comes Next for Aaron Hernandez? We Talked to a Local Lawyer

The Aaron Hernandez case could take a year or longer before it goes to trial. Why is that? We talked to New Bedford Attorney Michele Rioux about what happens next and why does it take so long?

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Fairhaven Turbines a Noise Violation

According to preliminary results of a sound study conducted by the State Department of Environmental Protection, Fairhaven's two industrial-sized wind turbines are in violation of Massachusetts noise regulations.

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Is Panhandling A Protected Freedom of Speech Liberty?

These days, everything is up for litigation like the issue of panhandling. Recently, Worcester, MA officials passed anti-panhandling ordinances, "including soliciting cash from motorists while standing in the street, on a traffic island and while walking in and out of traffic." 

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