ETHICS

On Point radio host Tom Ashbrook has been dismissed from WBUR. Ashbrook, who has hosted the nationally syndicated show for 16 years, was placed on leave in December, 2017 after 11 current and former station employees filed complaints of bullying and sexual misconduct that spanned the past 10 years.

Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET

The White House's story about who knew what when about accusations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter has been anything but clear.

Now, House Republicans have decided to open an investigation to get some clarity.

Purdue Pharma, the Stamford-based maker of Oxycontin, says it will no longer be marketing its bestselling opioid to physicians. 

Mass. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr talked to the press, backed up by most of their fellow members, following a marathon set of caucuses Monday that determined Chandler would be elected acting Senate president.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

This week, Sen. Harriette Chandler was named Massachusetts Senate President for the remainder of the year. And Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who stepped away from the post amid a scandal involving his husband, reaffirmed his vow that Bryon Hefner did not influence anything having to do with the state Senate. 

Acting Massachusetts Senate President Harriette Chandler says her Democratic colleagues chose to keep her in charge of the chamber until year's end. An election for her successor will be held Jan. 2, 2019.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts Senate Democrats agreed Wednesday to make Sen. Harriette Chandler the permanent president of the Senate for the remainder of the year, and will vote Thursday to remove "acting" from her title. 

Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, at center.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Senate Democrats are expected to discuss the chamber's leadership crisis when they meet behind closed doors at the State House Wednesday.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaking to reporters on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
State House News Service

New allegations of a breach in the supposed "firewall" between Massachusetts Sen. Stanley Rosenberg and his husband while the Amherst Democrat was leading that chamber prompted one Democratic candidate for governor on Monday to call for Rosenberg's resignation.

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg confirmed to reporters Thursday that he had separated from his husband Bryon Hefner, who is undergoing treatment after allegations of sexual assault.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Over the weekend, The Boston Globe reported that when he was Massachusetts Senate president, Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg gave his husband Bryon Hefner access to his email, calendars and contacts -- and Hefner frequently used them.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.
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On Monday night, the Springfield, Massachusetts, City Council will consider a resolution that calls for more diversity in Mayor Domenic Sarno's cabinet. 

Casino mogul Steve Wynn speaks with the press about his casino project, now called Wynn Boston Harbor, in Everett, in a file photo.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The lead investigator for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission says allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn did not surface when the panel was looking at his suitability for a gambling license in Everett.

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