The Short List: Montague Mascot, Trump's Mass. Shadow, Looking At More Legalization

May 19, 2017

Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.

What made The Short List this week?

  • In Montague, Massachusetts, voters approved a non-binding ballot question to bring back the nickname "Indians" to the town's Turners Falls High School. And two candidates supported by a pro-mascot group were elected to the school committee. (NEPR)
  • A Massachusetts Democratic candidate for governor says President Donald Trump should be impeached. Will national politics spill into next year's governor's race? (MassLive)
  • Vermont's governor is pondering whether to sign a marijuana legalization bill. And some Connecticut lawmakers are floating the idea of legal pot to help close a hefty budget deficit. (VPR, Hartford Courant)