Massachusetts

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Thursday marked the deadline for metro areas across North America to submit bids for Amazon's second headquarters, and Rhode Island enlisted help from some prominent local business leaders and universities for its application.

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Invenergy, developer of a proposed natural gas power plant in the Town of Burrillville, filed a motion Tuesday claiming resolutions opposing the project from nearly all Rhode Island cities and towns are irrelevant to whether the plant is needed.

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Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents have amassed enough donations meant for Puerto Rico to fill nearly ten cargo ship containers.

But getting those donations to the island following Hurricane Maria is proving difficult. Organizations like The Salvation Army and American Red Cross have been primarily collecting monetary donations.

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New Englanders largely missed the brunt of Tropical Storm Jose. It’s moved miles off the coast of Massachusetts and is expected to weaken in those waters. Wind energy advocates say Jose’s path to New England illustrates the ideal location for wind turbines.

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Ash trees in New England and across the country are at risk of extinction because of a foreign beetle known as the emerald ash borer.  


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The end of the immigration policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA could leave thousands of undocumented young people without federal protection from deportation. And legal experts say most of them will find it difficult to apply for citizenship.

MA Officials 'Encouraged' By Drop In Overdose Deaths

Aug 24, 2017

Many public health experts in the United States say the opioid epidemic has not peaked, and they predict the number of deaths will continue to rise for at least three or four more years. But Massachusetts may be bucking the trend.

A play by Massachusetts to inject more renewable power into its electricity mix could reshape the entire region's energy landscape.

NE Residents Rally In Support Of Anti-Nazi Protestors In Virginia

Aug 14, 2017
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New England hosted a number of vigils and demonstrations Sunday in response to a white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, where a counter protestor was killed and 19 others were injured.

The President of Women and Infants Hospital in Providence is leaving. Hospital head Mark Marcantano will step down Friday.

Women and Infants' parent organization, Care New England, made an announcement to staff via memo Thursday. Marcantano has been president of the hospital since 2014. He served as acting head before that.

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Immigrants across the country are experiencing changes in the way the federal government enforces immigration law under the Trump administration. In New England, some immigrants lacking documentation have been detained even though they have no criminal background. 

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The Ocean State has received its highest ever rank— 45 out of 50-- in an annual business scorecard put out by CNBC. The list ranks states for business friendliness measuring overall economic climate.

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The National Weather Service is taking its radar in Taunton, Massachusetts, out of commission Tuesday for three or four days of planned maintenance. This is the first of four scheduled upgrades for the radar.

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Update: A judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter on Friday. Her sentencing was scheduled for August.

The fate of Michelle Carter, the woman accused of urging her boyfriend to commit suicide through text messages, is in the hands of a juvenile court judge. Carter was 17 when her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, III, ended his life. She has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, even though she was not physically present when he died.

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The credit rating for Massachusetts is now on par with most New England states, after a major credit rating agency downgraded the state's bonds.

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