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Increase in Venezuelan migration is felt across US

Sep. 21, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

EAGLE PASS, Texas (AP) — It cost Nerio two months and everything he had to get from Venezuela to the U.S., traveling mainly by foot and watching as exhausted fellow migrants were assaulted or left behind to die. Like an increasing number of Venezuelans, Nerio undertook a dangerous...

Surprise is key part of migrant travel from Florida, Texas

Sep. 16, 2022 20:06 PM EDT

EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The chief executive of Martha's Vineyard Community Services was wrapping up work when she looked outside to see 48 strangers at her office with luggage, backpacks and red folders that included brochures for her organization. The Venezuelan migrants who were...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 16, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 15, 2022. Editorial: CT should welcome fight on gun laws When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York state gun law earlier this year, Connecticut officials were quick to assure state residents of its limited scope. It’s...

Massachusetts taxpayers to get some of their money back

Sep. 16, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts taxpayers can look forward to seeing a return of some of their tax dollars this year, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. The announcement came after the state auditor’s office certified that tax revenues exceeded allowable revenues under a little-noticed...

New Massachusetts driver's license law faces repeal effort

Sep. 12, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters will get the chance to decide whether the state should reject a new law allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses. The secretary of the commonwealth’s office announced late Friday that it had certified the...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 09, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. September 8, 2022. Editorial: Plenty of blame on CT health insurance increases In the end, the insurance rate increases approved by the state Insurance Department were not as high as had been feared. They will still take a toll on struggling...

Trump-backed Diehl to take on Healey in Mass. governor race

Sep. 07, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Geoff Diehl, a former state representative endorsed by former President Donald Trump, has won the Republican nomination for Massachusetts governor over businessman Chris Doughty, who was considered the more moderate candidate in the race. The victory for Diehl sets up...

What to watch in Massachusetts' primary election

Sep. 05, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Republicans hoping to hold on to the Massachusetts governor's office are choosing between a Donald Trump-backed candidate and a more moderate businessman in Tuesday's primary election. Massachusetts is just the latest blue state to feature a top-of-the-ticket contest...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 02, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 1, 2022. Editorial: It will take more than one day of recognition to stop CT’s growing opioid epidemic It should draw the attention of every adult in Connecticut to know that Fiona Cullinan Firine said, “my son didn’t stand a...

New York to restrict gun carrying after Supreme Court ruling

Sep. 01, 2022 00:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bright lights and electronic billboards of New York's Times Square, city authorities are posting signs proclaiming the bustling crossroads a “Gun Free Zone.” The sprawling Manhattan tourist attraction is one of scores of “sensitive” places —...