From New England Public Media, a rotating panel of journalists from western New England discuss the big stories of the week.
'Absolutely' Time For Reforms To Incarceration In Massachusetts
This week, federal authorities released the results of an investigation on Massachusetts state prisons, and said conditions violate the constitutional rights of inmates.
With Schools And COVID-19, A Lot Of 'Difficult And Thorny' Issues At Play
As the number of COVID-19 cases remains on the rise, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is continuing his push to keep schools open as much as possible.
Mixed Results, But No Surprises, On Massachusetts Ballot Questions
All eyes have been on the presidential election this November, but Massachusetts voters also had two ballot questions before them, with mixed results.
The Short List Looks Ahead To Election Day, Hoping 'Best Quality Of Our Democracy' Comes Through
Besides the presidential election, there are several contested Massachusetts legislative races in Hampden County on the ballot this year.
Massachusetts Ballot Questions Get Attention From 'Nerds' And Out-Of-State Donors, Apparently
On the Massachusetts ballot, Question 1 would give independent auto repair shops access to more diagnostic information. Supporters have received sizable campaign donations from auto parts makers and stores from out-of-state.
As COVID-19 Concerns Grow, An 'Unworkable' Solution Proposed
Concern is growing in parts of New England about the potential for another spike in COVID-19 cases.