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New England residents are charged some of the highest consumer rates for power in the country. This comes as the budget for the region's electric grid operator rose by more than 30 percent over five years.

Agawam High School freshman Mia Hastings, who organized the March 14, 2018, student walkout  at her school.
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At 10 a.m. Wednesday, a month after the school shooting in Florida, thousands of students in New England will participate in a 17-minute national walkout, demanding Congress pass gun legislation.

A March storm has reached Connecticut, bringing heavy snow and gusty winds.

The main entrance at Westfield State University, where last semester almost two dozen incidents of bigotry were reported.
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It seems every few weeks there is a hate crime reported on a college campus in New England. The groups that keep track of these kinds of incidents say there is, in fact, a marked increase in the number of racist slurs found scrawled on campus walls and an increase in white supremacist group activity.

This morning I wrote about the storm’s forecast track shifting eastward and this means the snow totals have also shifted with them. Everything else with the storm remains the same.

The change from rain to snow in Boston occurs after the evening commute.

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Earlier post:

David did a live Q&A on Facebook at 11:45 a.m. EST. You can re-watch here.

There’s no doubt our next nor’easter is going to bring significant snow and heavy rain to the region.

It is March, after all. And while nearly all of us would love to see spring break out across the area, New Englanders know that this can be an awfully cruel month.

I was looking back at records overnight and reminded myself that back in 1993, Boston had more than 38 inches of snow in March — the most snow ever recorded for the month.

Keep all of that in mind over the next seven to 10 days as two potential storms, including one tomorrow, will bring more snow.

Some of the worst flooding during this past weekend's East Coast storm happened during high tides.

Shoreline tides are getting progressively higher. A soon-to-be-published report obtained by NPR predicts a future where flooding will be a weekly event in some coastal parts of the country.

Updated at 3:08 a.m. ET Sunday

The storm system that pummeled much of the East Coast on Friday had moved hundreds of miles offshore by Saturday, but residual wind gusts and coastal flood threats, exacerbated by high tide, continued to plague the region from Maryland through Maine.

Scientists say the storm has met the definition of a "bomb cyclone," a dramatic name that seemed fitting for the vast damage already wrought over the region Saturday.

Updated at 9:20 p.m. ET

A powerful storm system is predicted to pull away from the East Coast by Friday night, but not before wind, rain, snow and flooding batter the upper Mid-Atlantic through New England.

At least five people have died. Among the victims were two children: a 6-year-old boy in Virginia and an 11-year-old boy in New York state, both killed in their homes by fallen trees.

The large nor’easter continues to hammer the coastline Friday afternoon.

As we head toward the evening commute, you can expect windy and wet conditions to continue.

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