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Boston wants more watering holes. One restaurateur shared his liquor-license struggle.

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In seismically active Alaska, plans for statewide residential building codes are on shaky ground

Damage to Anchorage’s Minnesota Drive from 2018 earthquake is seen from the air. The 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck on Nov. 30 of that year. (Photo...

Healey signs major tax relief deal

Twenty months elapsed between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker using his final State of the Commonwealth address in January 2022 to ignite debate about slashing...

Alaska Senate acts to keep cities, boroughs from taxing property sales

Sen. Jesse Bjorkman, R-Nikiski, speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Next to him is Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, a co-chair...

Iowa environmental groups file emergency petition with EPA over nitrate levels in drinking water

DES MOINES, Iowa (Gray Television Iowa Capitol Bureau) - Environmental groups filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday to ask it to...

Salary transparency in job postings would be required under new bill passed by Mass. House

Massachusetts jobseekers could get more information about what their future paychecks would look like under a bill the state House of Representatives passed Wednesday.Pitched...

Legislators push for mental health agency to take over Bridgewater State Hospital

Critics who claim Bridgewater State Hospital is grievously failing the mentally ill men held there made an impassioned case for shifting oversight of the...

Why Rep. Mike Connolly is petitioning to get rent control on the 2024 ballot

State Rep. Mike Connolly is trying to take his agenda off Beacon Hill and directly to voters through a 2024 ballot question that would...

Immunity for armed school staff and new traffic camera regulations

DES MOINES, Iowa (Gray TV Iowa State Capitol bureau) - Teachers and staff at public schools who had been trained by law enforcement would...

Wu, Boston councilors ask lawmakers for 250 extra liquor licenses

Boston City Councilor Ruthzee Louijeune grew up in Mattapan, but says there’s one question people ask her about the neighborhood that she can’t answer....

State Senate, House approve tax accord

Senators overwhelmingly approved the long-awaited tax relief and reform agreement Thursday, and Democrats then turned back a Republican attempt to amend it before shipping...

Alaska senators split on Mayorkas impeachment. Murkowski leery of wasting Senate time on ‘messaging.’

Alaska’s congressional delegation spoke to visiting students outside the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan were demonstrating the hand signals they...
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