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Fall River Man Honored For Bravery At Statehouse Ceremony

A Fall River man who rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire has been honored with a civilian bravery award given each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks

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Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.

Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis

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Legislative Committee Studies Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Residents suffering from multiple sclerosis and other chronic illnesses say Gov. Deval Patrick's administration needs to expedite the process for licensing and opening medical marijuana dispensaries so that they can safely purchase the drug

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Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.

Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great

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Patrick Defends Ban On Zohydro

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is defending the state's first-in-the-nation ban on Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, as it faces a federal court lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.

On Tuesday, a federal judge suggested Patrick might have been ``out of line'' in issuing a March 27 executive order banning the drug in Massachusetts

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Getty Images - Teens working during the summer.

Teens Demand Summer Job Funding

More than 1,000 teens from across Massachusetts have marched to the Statehouse to press for more funding for youth summer jobs programs.

 Protesters rallied at the Old South Church in Boston Thursday afternoon before heading to the Statehouse to push lawmakers to back up to $24

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Southcoast Rail Funding Moving Forward

 

The Southcoast Rail Project continues to be on the minds of Greater New Bedford lawmakers, including Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford.

Cabral's Committee on Bonding and Capital Expenditures is currently considered a provision to fully fund the extension of commuter rail service from Boston to New Bedford and Fall River.

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