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Smith and Wesson pistol.
James Case / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/capcase

Massachusetts authorities say hundreds of residents previously cleared by a state board to own a firearm may lose their gun licenses because of a clash between state and federal regulations. 

A sales associate at New England Treatment Access in Brookline, a medical dispensary, places medicinal marijuana into a container.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. 

An incident in 2016 between Agawam, Massachusetts, police and a suspect led to three officers getting fired.
Agawam Police Department / Masslive / masslive.com/photos

The FBI is ending its investigation into a group of western Massachusetts police officers for allegedly using excessive force against a prisoner. 

The casino is planned for the site of the old Showcase Cinemas off I-91 in East Windsor, Connecticut, seen in a file photo before demolition work began.
Ryan Caron King / WNPR

Plans by Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes to jointly build a casino in East Windsor have received a boost from federal regulators. 

Some Connecticut municipalities continue to make repairs following two tornados that swept through the area.

Connecticut land in East Granby.
Doug Kerr / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/dougtone

Connecticut voters will be asked in November whether public hearings should be held before tracts of state land are transferred or sold. 

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
Photo Phiend / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/photophiend

Connecticut lawmakers have failed to update the state's sexual harassment and assault laws, despite momentum from the #MeToo movement. 

Plastic water bottles.
Ricardo Bernardo / http://zone41.net / Creative Commons / flickr.com/photos/zone41

A western Massachusetts town has banned the sale of small, single-use bottles of water. 

In a stunning reversal, the Connecticut Supreme Court on Friday vacated Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's murder conviction and ordered a new trial in connection with the 1975 killing of his 15-year-old neighbor, Martha Moxley, in Greenwich.

Connecticut's Child Advocate Sarah Eagan reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be homeschooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them.

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