Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.
What made The Short List this week?
- Despite pleas from lawmakers and other officials, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker chooses a Supreme Judicial Court candidate from the Boston Area. This would leave the high court without a justice from western Massachusetts. (NEPR)
- More than 200 unionized nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center held a one-day strike, and were locked out for two additional days amid a contract dispute. (Gazette)
- Call it "Western Mass." Economic development agency goes with a more traditional moniker for the region after "West Mass" failed to gain traction. (NEPR)