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Martha Coakley

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Aims To Be First Woman Elected As Mass. Governor

When Martha Coakley graduated from law school, her father gave her a plaque that read “sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.” She’s spent the past several decades trying to prove him right.

03/01/2014

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Backs Patrick’s Handling Of DCF

The Democratic candidate for governor said Tuesday that Patrick is doing what he needs to do by first asking for an independent audit.

02/11/2014

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Warren, Coakley Call For More Oversight Of Mass. For-Profit Colleges

Two top Massachusetts elected officials are trying to tighten regulations on for-profit colleges, arguing some of the schools are leaving students with high debt and without the skills needed to land a good job.

01/25/2014

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Pushes Minimum Wage Hike, Sick Time In Chamber Of Commerce Speech

Attorney Martha Coakley is calling for a hike in the minimum wage, universal pre-kindergarten and earned sick time for all Massachusetts workers as she stumps for the Democratic nomination for governor.

01/23/2014

The buffer zone in yellow outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston. (WBZ-TV)

U.S. Supreme Court Skeptical Of Massachusetts Buffer Zone Law

The Supreme Court seems likely to strike down a Massachusetts law setting a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics.

01/15/2014

Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

AG Coakley Announces $8M In Grants For Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services

Applications are being accepted for $8 million in grants designed to improve the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services in Massachusetts.

12/08/2013

Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Coakley Seeks Dismissal of Westfield State University Ex-President’s Lawsuit

Attorney General Martha Coakley is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the former president of Westfield State University.

11/30/2013

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AG: Professional Solicitors Sent Just 34% Of Money To Charities In Mass Last Year

Only 34 cents of every dollar collected by professional solicitors in Massachusetts in 2012 ended up with the charities they were representing.

11/29/2013

President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline, shortly before his assassination in Dallas. (Photo credit OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Video: Where Were You The Day JFK Died?

To mark the 50th anniversary of that day, WBZ-TV spoke to several local community leaders in the Boston area and they shared their recollections with her.

11/22/2013

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Attorney General Martha Coakley

Attorney General Martha Coakley, who’s running for governor, admitted mistakes were made regarding the handling of her campaign funds.

11/17/2013

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