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Ban On Bump Stocks Is Now Law
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts has become the first state to adopt a ban on bump stocks since the mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival.
Republican Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito on Friday signed into law an appropriations bill that included a prohibition on the devices, which can make a semi-automatic rif…
Lawmakers Advance Bump Stock Ban
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have agreed on language that calls for a ban on ``bump stocks,'' devices that can increase the firing rate of a weapon.
The state would be the first to ban bump stocks since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U...
House Vote Commits Mass. To Climate Accord
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts House of Representatives has approved legislation that commits the state to the Paris climate accord even though the U.S. is no longer participating.
The House voted 145-10 on Wednesday in favor of the bill sponsored by Rep...
DEA To Deploy Opioid Investigative Team In New Bedford
New Bedford will be one of six locations around the country where the Drug Enforcement Administration plans to establish new law enforcement teams to stem the flow of heroin and illicit fentanyl.
In a statement released Friday, the D-E-A says the teams will be made up of special Federal agents, and s…
DeLeo Infuriated About Sexual Harassment At Statehouse
BOSTON (AP) _ The Democratic leader of the Massachusetts House has ordered a review of sexual harassment policies in the Legislature.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Friday described himself as ``infuriated and deeply disturbed'' to learn of allegations from at least a dozen women who said th…
Fall River Asks AG Healey For Help With The Opioid Crisis
"We need more help in battling the opioid crisis in Fall River." That was the plea made to Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey during a visit to Fall River on Monday afternoon.
According to the Fall River Opioid Task Force, Fall River has seen 41 opioid-related deaths in 2017..…

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