Our panel looks at the big stories in the news.
As the new ranking Democrat on the House Ways and Means and Committee, Congressman Richard Neal could play a central role in the fight to reform Medicare.
Massachusetts and Connecticut residents have until December 15 to sign up for health insurance through the state exchanges if they want coverage to begin January first.
The Springfield Democrat was competing against California Congressman Xavier Becerra, but on Thursday Becerra was named the next attorney general of California. That leaves Neal in a position to secure the committee post as early as Friday.
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.
New federal rules were to extend overtime benefits to 4-million more workers as of December 1st. But that is now in limbo after a federal judge in Texas halted implementation of the policy.
A Springfield-based non-profit is among the organizations cited by President Obama for its efforts to expand funding to aspiring entrepreneurs who’ve been historically overlooked by traditional investor networks.
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.
The college is about 20 miles outside of Springfield, in Amherst.
But Congressman Jim McGovern made clear he sharply disagrees with President-elect Donald Trump, who suggested people who burn the flag should potentially face prison time or lose their citizenship.
Opioid-related deaths have increased 350 percent in Massachusetts in 15 years.
A UMass computer science student has developed a computer plug-in available to anyone who wants to check whether a news story on Facebook is fake or fact-based.
Leading up to the election, Baker said he didn’t think Trump had the temperament to be president. That’s just some of the criticism he had for his party’s nominee going back to the primary elections.