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From New England Public Media, a rotating panel of journalists from western New England discuss the big stories of the week.

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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

    '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.

    • 7 min
    With Schools And COVID-19, A Lot Of 'Difficult And Thorny' Issues At Play

    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.

    • 8 min
    Mixed Results, But No Surprises, On Massachusetts Ballot Questions

    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.

    • 8 min
    The Short List Looks Ahead To Election Day, Hoping 'Best Quality Of Our Democracy' Comes Through

    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.

    • 7 min
    Massachusetts Ballot Questions Get Attention From 'Nerds' And Out-Of-State Donors, Apparently

    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.

    • 8 min
    As COVID-19 Concerns Grow, An 'Unworkable' Solution Proposed

    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.

    • 8 min

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