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Pine forests in New England could soon be at the mercy of an incredibly destructive insect. The southern pine beetle is making its way north. And a new study says climate change could speed up its migration.

Governor Dannel Malloy has issued a new budget proposal as legislators continue to negotiate their own compromise document.

Dave Ratner of the Springfield-based Dave's Soda and Pet City in a file photo.
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A western Massachusetts business owner faces a boycott of his stores after attending an event with President Trump last week. But he says he's being unfairly targeted.

The city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is getting ready for an influx of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation left by Hurricane Maria.  

Scott Wilderman, the CEO of Career Resources, which operates the American Jobs Center for the city, met with other city officials and community leaders on Friday to develop a transition center, where incoming families can get services. 

Massachusetts State House.
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Before the end of the month, leaders in the Massachusetts Senate are hoping to pass sweeping changes to the state's criminal justice laws. 

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, many people around Connecticut have been collecting supplies to help the relief effort in Puerto Rico. But it’s difficult to get those supplies to where they need to be, particularly to the more remote areas of the territory.

Connecticut joined Massachusetts, California and Kentucky in filing a lawsuit on Friday challenging the Trump administration’s move to stop $7 billion in federal subsidy payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act.

Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
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Amazon is looking for a location for a second national headquarters, which could could mean 50,000 high-paying jobs. Bids from interested cities are due Thursday.

President Trump signs an executive order on Thursday. Dave Ratner of Dave's Soda and Pet City is second from left.
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As President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday that he said would provide "relief" from the Affordable Care Act, a Massachusetts shop owner stood over his shoulder.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is criticizing state legislative leaders for failing to reach a bipartisan budget agreement that could be presented to him on Friday.

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