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Protesters push bill to expand access to driver's licenses

Sep. 26, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Protesters are planning to gather on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse on Saturday to call on state lawmakers to pass legislation that would let all those living in Massachusetts to obtain driver’s licenses, including those in the country illegally. Supporters say many families...

Natural gas compressor station gets federal approval

Sep. 25, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Federal regulators have given final approval for operation of a natural gas compressor station in Massachusetts that opponents have said is an environmental hazard. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday gave the company behind the Weymouth facility, Enbridge,...

People gather at the Supreme Court to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Some Dems, not yet Biden, talk of expanding Supreme Court

Sep. 23, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices. Some Democratic senators, who had been averse to...

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, a sign featuring a likeness of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried in Washington Square Park in New York, a day after the death of the Supreme Court justice. The political battle is being quickly joined over replacing Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

2020 serves another blow as Ginsburg's death ignites fight

Sep. 21, 2020 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang “Amazing Grace” in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Donald Trump learned of the loss and praised Ginsburg as an “amazing” woman. Such...

FILE - In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is seen in her chambers in at the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Massachusetts congressional members mourn Ginsburg's passing

Sep. 19, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Some members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and the Republican governor are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urging the Senate to wait to vote on a replacement until the election. “Any attempt by the GOP to push through a rushed...

Debate in state's U.S. Senate race scheduled for Oct. 5

Sep. 13, 2020 9:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A debate has been scheduled in the state's U.S. Senate race pitting Democratic incumbent Sen. Edward Markey against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor. GBH News will host the debate at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at the station's studio in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston following social...

Voters urged to keep eye out for vote-by-mail applications

Sep. 12, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Voters who have not already submitted vote-by-mail applications for the November election should keep an eye on their mailboxes in the coming days. The state is mailing vote-by-mail applications to all registered voters who have not already submitted an application for a ballot. Voters who...

Record number of ballots cast in Massachusetts primary

Sep. 9, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A fierce Senate Democratic contest helped spur a record number of Massachusetts voters to cast ballots in last week’s primary, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin said Wednesday. There were more than 1.7 million ballots cast in the election — besting the previous record...

This Sept. 1, 2020 photo shows Jake Auchincloss, who is running in the Massachusetts 4th District race, campaigns  Foxboro, Mass., near the John J. Ahern Middle School on Primary Day.  Auchincloss has won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. The Newton city councilor edged out six fellow Democrats in a race for the 4th Congressional District. (Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via AP)

Marine wins Democratic primary for Kennedy's US House seat

Sep. 4, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Jake Auchincloss, a city councilor in suburban Boston and a former Marine, won a packed primary to become the Democratic nominee in the race to fill the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts. Auchincloss edged out six other Democratic candidates in the crowded field for the open...

FILE - In this pair of Aug. 17, 2020, file photos, Holyoke Mayor Alex B. Morse, left, and U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal, D-Springfield, right, wait for the start of a debate in Springfield, Mass. Morse is a candidate and Neal is the incumbent in Massachusetts' 1st congressional district in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Progressive challengers' year: 3 wins and some close calls

Sep. 3, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Progressives trying to shove Congress to the left by competing in this year's Democratic primaries ousted three moderate incumbents, won other victories and established themselves as a force that's not going away. But some challengers lost, and their overall wins were a modest number...