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Casino opponents (L) and casino proponents (R) hold signs outside the polls in Taunton on Saturday. (Photos by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Taunton Voters Expected To Show Support For Resort-Style Casino

If approved, Saturday’s referendum in Taunton — while nonbinding — would mark the first time local residents have expressed support for a casino project at the ballot box since Gov. Deval Patrick signed the state’s new gambling law last year.

06/09/2012

Sgt. Matthew Pucino was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009. (Military Photo)

Senate Votes To Name Cape Cod Bridge After Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

The Massachusetts State Senate has passed a bill to name a Cape Cod bridge in honor of a U.S. soldier who died in Afghanistan.

06/09/2012

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R.I. Lawmakers Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Similar To Mass.

Adults caught with an ounce or less of marijuana would face a $150 fine but no criminal penalties under a pot decriminalization bill up for review in the Rhode Island General Assembly.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–05/21/2011

In this Tuesday, May 3, 2011 photo former Rhode Island House Minority Leader Robert Watson, R-East Greenwich, left, speaks with R.I. House Speaker Gordon Fox, D-Providence, right, on the floor of the House Chamber, at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Fox, the first openly gay lawmaker to lead a state House of Representatives, stunned many gay marriage supporters in Rhode Island when he announced said he'd back civil unions instead of gay marriage legislation. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

RI House Passes Same-Sex Civil Union Bill

Rhode Island’s House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed legislation allowing gay couples to enter into civil unions after a last-ditch effort to turn the initiative into a bill that would allow gay couples to marry failed.

05/19/2011

NH House Votes To Reject Federal Money For New Health Care Law

The New Hampshire House voted Wednesday to send back to the federal government any money the state receives to implement the federal health care reform law.

05/04/2011

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NH House’s ‘Weakened’ Anti-Bullying Law Rejected By Senate

New Hampshire’s Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to reject changes to the state’s anti-bullying law that received strong support from the House.

05/04/2011

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Bourne Residents Consider Proposal To Block Wind Turbine Project

Bourne residents are considering a proposal that would effectively kill plans for a wind turbine project there.

04/30/2011

Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sens. Brown, Kerry Split On Health Care Repeal

U.S. Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown are taking opposites sides in the fight over whether to repeal the national health care overhaul law backed by President Barack Obama.

02/02/2011

Celebrities At Celtics Games

‘Curious’ About Bailing Out Taxpayers Instead

Between the bailout and the stimulus plan , we’re talking trillions of dollars, so have you wondered whether we’d be better off if the government gave…

WBZ-TV–10/01/2010

Republican Address 09/18/10

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) demanded a “full up-or-down vote” from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on several GOP fiscal proposals in this week’s Republican address. He specifically noted House Republicans’ goals of cutting non-security spending […]

09/18/2010

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