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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Dave Roback / The Republican

The big story of the week: a horrific scene in Parkland, Florida -- a high school shooting that left 17 people dead. We know this cycle all too well in New England, with the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. Almost immediately, the conversation turned to gun control at the national and state levels.

Asked about former Massachusetts Senate President Rosenberg's future at an event in Holyoke Thursday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that's up to Rosenberg's Senate colleagues and his constituents.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is not weighing in on whether Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg should be able to regain the Senate presidency, or stay in the Senate at all.

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

There are plenty of complaints about a deal the Massachusetts attorney general struck with Berkshire Museum. 

Icy power lines.
Thomas Gehrke / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/tomgehrke

Officials in Massachusetts are still debating the future of a big renewable energy contract for their state.

Sarah Robertson / Daily Hampshire Gazette

A pair of state lawmakers from western Massachusetts say they're calling it quits at the end of this term.

Ed Ladley's Dodgers' Rookie League jacket is being donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Courtesy / Larry Moore

A jacket in a local baseball exhibit in Berkshire County is headed to Cooperstown, New York. The National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday will take possession of the 1958 Brooklyn Dodgers' Rookie League jacket.

Dr. Martín Valdivieso
Raquel Obregon / NEPR

Dr. Martín Valdiviezo, Profesor of Philosophy and Education at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú joined Raquel Obregon on Tertulia for a conversation about “Western and Indigenous Traditions: Are they Opposites?” -- a theme that he presented at Amherst College.

 Kenneth Fuchs
Joyce Skowyra / NEPR

Award-winning, American composer and conductor Kenneth Fuchs is Professor of Composition at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He has composed music for orchestra, band, chorus and various chamber ensembles.

Marijuana plants.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

There's now some budgetary “certainty” at the federal level, and that could make the budget process a little easier at the state level.

Harvard Taps Lawrence Bacow As Its New President

Feb 12, 2018
Lawrence Bacow.
Northeastern University

Lawrence Bacow, a former president of Tufts University and chancellor at MIT, has been named Harvard University's 29th president, the school announced Sunday.

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