'We're In A War With This Virus': Biden Lays Out COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

Updated 5:06 p.m. ET On Friday afternoon, President-Elect Joe Biden shared a detailed plan to tackle the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, promising to fight the pandemic with "the full strength of the federal government." In a speech in Delaware, Biden laid out his five-part plan for how to speed up the vaccination campaign: Open up vaccine eligibility to more people; create more vaccination sites; increase vaccine supply; hire a vaccination workforce; and launch a large-scale public education...

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The Short List

Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno in a file photo. Behind him stands Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
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The Short List Mulls Civilian Role For ‘Troubled’ Springfield Police Dept.

Next week, a lawsuit filed by the Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council against Mayor Domenic Sarno goes before a judge.

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Regional News

State To 'Bad Actors' At Connecticut Capitol Protest: 'We Already Have Eyes On You'

Police plan to have a massive presence at a demonstration possibly taking place Sunday at the state Capitol in Hartford, anticipating it could be much larger than a typical protest there.

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Massachusetts Cannabis Commission Reshaped To Start 2021

Jan 15, 2021
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Chairman Steven Hoffman heads the group responsible for setting up the regulations for legal, recreational marijuana use in the state.
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Freshly restocked with three new members, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is gearing up for a year that will include the implementation of recently-approved regulations that allow for home delivery of non-medical marijuana, continuing to press for legislation that Beacon Hill mostly ignored last session, and possibly even another round of regulatory revisions.

Conn. Residents 75+ Can Register Online For Vaccine

Jan 14, 2021

Connecticut officially opened its online registration for phase 1b of its Coronavirus vaccine rollout Thursday morning, just days after New York’s website went live with an appointment backlog.

Few Mass. House Members Have Walked Boston Mayor Martin Walsh's Path

Jan 14, 2021
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh waved as audience members in the Massachusetts House Chamber applauded him after he was mentioned by Gov. Baker during the 2017 State of the Commonwealth speech.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh said during a speech to the city Tuesday night that he is going to bring Boston with him when he goes to Washington, D.C., to serve in the Biden administration as secretary of labor.

Studies show that climate change could prompt millions of Americans to relocate in the coming decades. And by some measures, New Hampshire and northern New England could be ideal places to move.

But preparing for those potential waves of climate migrants will be no easy task – and some are already arriving.

The Mountain West always felt like home for Judith and Doug Saum. Until recently, they lived in the hills above Reno, Nevada.

After 10 months of contending with the coronavirus pandemic, the largest addiction treatment provider in Massachusetts expressed relief as it began vaccinating workers and long-term patients against the virus.

Spectrum Health Systems received 700 doses of the Moderna vaccine last week, and as of Tuesday, the company had administered about half of the first doses to staff and 20 people in residential addiction treatment.

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Vice President Mike Pence received a COVID-19 vaccine shot on December 18, 2020.
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If God's Not In Charge, It's Up To Us

Last June, Vice President Mike Pence wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, “There Isn’t A Coronavirus Second Wave.” The day it was published 779 people died from the virus in America.

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MLK and the Fierce Urgency of Now!

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Bonney Hartley, historic preservation manager of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, stood in the Stockbridge Cemetery, which was once her ancestor's land.
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'It's Been Erased': Stockbridge Mohicans Retell, Reclaim Their Story In Berkshires

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians today are based in Wisconsin. But their homeland spanned the Housatonic and Hudson river valleys, and stretched from Manhattan to northern Vermont.

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