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Demonstrators protest the Ferguson decision outside the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Fires In Ferguson, Peaceful Protest In Boston

While there were fires, violence and looting in Ferguson, Missouri early Tuesday morning, there was peaceful protest in Boston.

11/25/2014

MBTA Officer Richard Donahue was among those awarded with the state's Medal of Honor. (WBZ)

25 Officers, 1 Brave K-9 Honored With Hanna Award

Some who received the state’s Medal of Honor were involved in the manhunt and capture of the suspects involved in the Boston Marathon bombings.

WBZ-TV–11/19/2014

The unmarked Freedom Trail outside the State House. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Freedom Trail Confusion A Sign Of Complacency

Maybe we could have spent $11,298,000 on the governor’s office instead, and thrown a couple grand at the signage problem.

08/08/2014

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Massachusetts Senate Begins Debate On Sweeping Gun Control Bill

The Massachusetts Senate has begun debating a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gun laws.

07/17/2014

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Few Challengers For Mass. Legislature

Candidates for nearly half of the seats in the 200-member Massachusetts Legislature are facing no opposition in this year’s election.

05/29/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Weigh Parole For Young Murder Convicts

Relatives of murder victims are among those asking a legislative committee to approve a bill that would require juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to serve at least 35 years before they can be eligible for parole.

05/14/2014

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Senate To Unveil Massachusetts Budget Plan

State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.

05/10/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

1,200 Amendments Tacked On To Massachusetts Budget Bill

House lawmakers filed nearly 1,200 amendments in advance of Monday’s scheduled debate on the state’s $36.2 billion budget, some to restore funds slashed from programs during lean economic times and others to benefit pet projects at the local level.

04/26/2014

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For Animal Cruelty

Animal rights activists and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for passage of a bill that would increase fines and toughen prison sentences for those convicted of animal cruelty.

04/24/2014

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House Releases $32.2B State Budget

Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House have unveiled a $32.2 billion state budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

04/09/2014

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