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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III speaks outside his campaign headquarters in Watertown, Mass., after conceding defeat to incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Joe Kennedy III: Senate campaign improperly spent $1.5M

Oct. 16, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's campaign improperly spent $1.5 million earmarked for the general election during the Massachusetts congressman's failed bid to capture the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat, he said Friday. Kennedy said in a statement to The Boston Globe that he did not...

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey appears in a debate against Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at the GBH Studios in Boston. Due to the coronavirus, Markey and O'Connor debated from separate rooms at the GBH Studios. (Meredith Nierman/Pool Photo via AP)

Democratic US Sen. Markey, GOP's O'Connor spar in debate

Oct. 5, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor sparred on everything from mask-wearing to the Green New Deal in their first and only scheduled debate Monday. The matchup was hosted by GBH News with each candidate in a different studio at the...

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...