Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.
What made The Short List this week?
- Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren was in the media a lot this week, including a long interview on Morning Edition. But in a column, Mike Dobbs said her recent pit stop in Springfield wasn’t enough.
- The legislative committee considering a handful of changes to the new Massachusetts recreational marijuana law held its first public hearing this week. Voters approved the law through a ballot initiative. One issue is what kind of regulations cities and towns will have over pot shops.
- UMass has had a bad run from firing basketball coach Derek Kellogg, to news about a lawsuit against some of the coaching staff, to hiring a new coach –Winthrop’s Pat Kelsey. And then with the welcome party ready to start, Kelsey quit.