SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Kristin LaFratta / MassLive

A Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor has called on the former state Senate President Stan Rosenberg to resign from the legislature.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
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We kick off this week with many questions surfacing at The Daily Hampshire Gazette, based in Northampton. Its former executive editor says he was fired for speaking out for higher pay for female journalists, but a number of his former employees are questioning his commitment to the issue. 

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

A scaled model of Wynn's planned casino in Everett, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called the allegations of sexual misconduct against casino magnate Steve Wynn "appalling and disgraceful." 

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

The Massachusetts Senate has accepted the resignation letter of Senator Linda Forry, who accepted a job in the private sector. Just weeks before, Forry had been angling to lead the chamber, as Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg stepped aside amid a sexual harassment investigation into his spouse. 

Updated at 8:22 p.m. ET

Real estate and casino magnate Steve Wynn relinquished his duties as finance chairman for the Republican National Committee on Saturday after The Wall Street Journal reported an alleged pattern of sexual misconduct and sexual assault involving employees of Wynn Resorts.

Steve Wynn, at right in a tie, speaks with reporters during a March 2016 press conference.
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Wynn Resorts is denying multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault by its founder, Steve Wynn, describing it as a smear campaign related to divorce proceedings from his ex-wife.

The artistic director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre has been placed on administrative leave after a New York Times story detailed a pattern of sexual misconduct going back years.

Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders.
Antonio Caban / State House News Service

By the end of this week, the federal government will either shut down, or pass another spending extension in order to keep government running. 

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

Former Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has separated from his husband, Bryon Hefner, less than two months after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Hefner, sources close to Rosenberg told WBUR Thursday.

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