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Republican candidates for governor of Connecticut are pushing proposals to eliminate or scale back the state’s income tax.

Western Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Douglas Fisher speaks at a rally of high school students calling for greater gun safety outside Smith and Wesson headquarters on March 14, 2018.
Don Treeger / The Republican/ Masslive.com / photos

The Episcopal Church in the United States will start investing in gun companies. That's after a bishop in western Massachusetts pushed for the move.

Two Central American migrant children sent to Connecticut after being separated from their parents at the border have been reunited with their parents and the families released into the community.

The Vermont Attorney General's Office announced Monday that it found "no criminal misconduct" following a five-year investigation of the Brattleboro Retreat, a mental health treatment facility in southern Vermont.

After speaking at a New England Council breakfast on July 16, 2018, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told reporters that the U.S. government needs to offer a strong response to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Katie Lannan / State House News Service

U.S. Senators from Massachusetts and Connecticut reacted negatively Monday to President Trump’s one-on-one meeting and joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Two immigrant children detained in Connecticut are scheduled to be reunited with their parents Monday after having been separated during an asylum attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, according to a federal prosecutor.

One hundred dollar bills.
Pictures of Money / Creative Commons / goo.gl/GZ3kmt

Last week, we talked about the Massachusetts budget. Another week has elapsed. Are the expectations any better that the conference committee might make a deal this week?

Small and midsize Connecticut aerospace companies are once again planning to make their presence felt at Europe’s largest air show this summer. 

Haitian activists and immigrants protest on Boston City Hall Plaza on Jan. 26, 2018.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Immigrant rights advocates in Boston federal court Thursday argued the Trump administration's cancellation of a humanitarian program for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras were decisions steeped in racism, and therefore, unconstitutional.

Marijuana in a bloom room at the INSA marijuana dispensary in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Jerrey Roberts / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

This episode, we focus on a single plant. Weed, cannabis, marijuana, pot --  whatever you call it, Massachusetts is on a slow march to full legalization.

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