Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
A new report looks at low-cost steps that federal and state governments can take to help communities be better prepared for flooding like Tropical Storm Irene.
The flag was lowered to half-staff after the presidential election. Then the flag was found burned, and the college decided to take down all campus flags after that.
Playwright Milan Dragicevich’s new work, “Refugee,” follows three generations. It’s part personal narrative that the UMass Amherst professor knew nothing about until his mother later in life started revealing her past as a displaced person in the Sinai in World War II.
Robert and Michael Meeropol — both with ties to Western Massachusetts — have long maintained the U.S. government manufactured evidence against their mother Ethel Rosenberg when they executed her for espionage. They are asking President Obama to clear her name before he leaves office.
President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t elaborated much on immigration policy, beyond what he said during the campaign. But enough was laid out that many believe he will limit the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.
Last winter was mild, cutting into the ski business, and hampering the Berkshire tourism industry.
Penikese Island is a former leper colony and boot camp for troubled boys that has just transformed into a treatment program for young men addicted to opioids. The Children’s Study Home of Springfield runs the new program, which is an hour’s boat ride from Woods Hole.
As of December 15th, Massachusetts will join a growing number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. These new laws create a unique set of issues for many colleges and universities.
Cities and towns have the right to impose up to a 2-percent local tax on marijuana sold in their communities. They also can limit the amount of stores that sell it, or — if voters agree in a local referendum — prohibit any marijuana shops at all.
Despite the threat, local mayors say their policies on whether to comply with immigration orders will remain.
It’s a Thursday night at UMass Amherst and students are filing into the dining halls to grab dinner. But senior Kellan Morgan and junior Shannon Flynn are headed behind the scenes.
In last week’s election, Governor Charlie Baker took strong stands on two major ballot issues, and both went the opposite way of what he would have liked.
The first real change — coming December 15th — will be the ability for adults in Massachusetts to grow up to six pot plants, inside, legally.
A group of people hiked up Mount Tom Friday to clean up racist and anti-Semitic graffiti. The graffiti was painted before the election.