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Commencement was two days away and Karina Lasalle Arroyo had hauled out nearly seven months’ worth of luggage from her time in Connecticut.

She stood in a dormitory parking lot and confirmed she was ready to go home.

Once a week, every week, the health center at Stamford High School offers sophomore Roger Sanchez an oasis—someplace he can talk to a trusted adult about life’s pressures and problems, a place he feels free and unjudged.

Brynn Cartelli, 15, of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, takes part in the Live Playoffs on "The Voice" on April 16, 2018.
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A high school student from western Massachusetts performed on a national TV program Monday night, trying to win a singing competition.

Raise Of Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21 Easily Clears Mass. House

May 10, 2018
Cigarette.
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Massachusetts House lawmakers voted Wednesday raise the statewide age for purchasing tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21 and to ban vaping from workplaces.

The Connecticut Commission on Women, Children and Seniors held a forum on Monday on the impact legal marijuana would have on the state. The forum in Hartford brought together former government officials, medical professionals and tax experts from around the country.

Holyoke City Councilor Nelson Roman, who is pushing to lower the voting age in his city to sixteen in municipal elections.
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A public official in Holyoke, Massachusetts, is pushing to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections. 

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An anti-gun mural in Springfield, Massachusetts, painted by the father of one of the students killed in the Parkland, Florida, shooting, has been vandalized.

Connecticut's Child Advocate Sarah Eagan reported Thursday that many children withdrawn from state public schools to be homeschooled are in families that have been accused of child abuse or neglect, and there are no state regulations to protect them.

Manuel Oliver creates a mural outside South Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, on April 20, 2018.
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The father of one of the students killed in Parkland, Florida in February was in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Friday, making his opinions known through art.

At 10:00 am Friday morning, hundreds of students walked out of Ridgefield High School to send a message to lawmakers that they want new gun legislation enacted. Theirs was one of 2,500 schools across the country taking part in the day of action.

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