Congress

House Transmits Article Of Impeachment Against Trump To Senate

Updated at 7:55 p.m. ET At about 7 p.m. ET Monday, House impeachment managers delivered to the Senate an article of impeachment against former President Donald Trump, a move that prompts preparations for a historic trial. The formal step comes just over a year after the House last transmitted an impeachment measure against Trump to the upper chamber. The latest rebuke alleges that the former president incited the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. On Tuesday, U.S. senators, who act as jurors...

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Regional News

An emerald ash borer.
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Some In New England Unhappy With End Of Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

The U.S. government has lifted a quarantine on an invasive insect, the emerald ash borer, that's killed many trees in Massachusetts and Connecticut. But critics of the change have been more vocal outside those states.

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Police Violence

Fatal Police Shootings Of Unarmed Black People Reveal Troubling Patterns

Ronell Foster was riding his bicycle through the hushed streets of Vallejo, Calif., one evening when a police officer noticed that the bike had no lights and that he was weaving in and out of traffic. The officer, Ryan McMahon, went after Foster with lights flashing, siren blaring and the car's spotlight pointed directly at him. Foster stopped. The pair exchanged words before Foster, who was on community supervision for a car theft conviction a month earlier, fled, eventually ditching the...

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's hands during a press briefing on January 21, 2021.
State House News Service

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack is headed to Washington, D.C., for a top position in the Federal Highway Administration. And Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is slated to head President Biden's Labor Department.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on January 21, 2021.
State House News Service

Starting Monday, businesses in Massachusetts like restaurants, casinos and liquor stores will be allowed to stay open past 9:30 p.m., although a 25% capacity limit will still be in place.

The main entrance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2017.
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A rehab and nursing facility in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, has had one of the largest COVID-19 outbreaks in Berkshire County, according to the city health department.

Massachusetts Governor Lifting Curfew, Stay-At-Home Advisory On Monday

Jan 21, 2021
A sign reminding visitors to wear masks in the Florence section of Northampton, Massachusetts.
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Citing improvements to COVID-19 metrics since the start of the year, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced Thursday that he will lift the 9:30 p.m. curfew that he imposed in November on restaurants and other businesses, effective Monday.

The Holyoke Soldiers' Home on May 1, 2020.
Greg Saulmon / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

A Massachusetts legislative oversight committee met Thursday as it looks into the deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers' Home. One main topic was whether staffing contributed to the deaths of at least 76 veterans at the state-run facility.

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CENSUS 2020

Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

The U.S. Census Bureau has stopped working on a Trump administration-initiated project to produce citizenship data that could have politically benefited Republicans when voting districts are redrawn. Citing President Biden's executive order that revoked President Donald Trump's directive for federal agencies to share their citizenship records , the bureau updated its website Friday with a statement that says its work on anonymized data about the U.S. citizenship status of every adult living...

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When It Comes To School COVID Testing, Finding Asymptomatic Cases Doesn't Come Cheap

It’s a snowy afternoon in early January and the carpool lane at the Bromfield High School in Harvard, Mass. is packed with cars. But the families inside aren’t here to drop off their kids. They’re here for COVID-19 tests. Im going to just swab each side about four times around, says a healthcare worker to 13-year-old Emma Squire and her 16-year-old sister, Molly. The two girls look straight ahead as they got the test. Emma says while its very weird to see her school surrounded by people...

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