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Healey and Campbell make first joint appearance on campaign trails for governor, AG

Andrea Campbell, a former Boston city councilor and mayoral candidate, faces Shannon Liss-Riordan, a workers’ rights attorney, and Quentin Palfrey, a former assistant attorney general who won the state Democratic Party’s endorsement, in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts attorney general.

As teens, these Bostonians were sentenced to life behind bars for murder. Now they’re out and trying to help others heal.

For some former inmates, personal recovery is the most crucial issue, the central challenge around which all other matters revolve.

Massachusetts has a nearly $5 billion surplus. Now what?

State officials project Massachusetts will have a nearly $5 billion surplus from the fiscal year that ended in June, offering policymakers a huge pot of cash to cover a likely multibillion-dollar refund due back to taxpayers.

A bill to outlaw ‘revenge porn’ stalled in state Senate, enraging survivors and keeping Mass. an outlier

Massachusetts is one of only two states that has not outlawed the sharing of nonconsensual pornography.

Shannon Liss-Riordan pours $2.5 million of personal money into AG campaign

Shannon Liss-Riordan poured $2.5 million of personal funds into her campaign last month, campaign finance records show.

N.H. Governor Chris Sununu stumps for Doughty, says Wrentham businessman is GOP’s best chance against Healey

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu told a room of about 40 supporters that he’s certain Chris Doughty’s primary opponent, Whitman state lawmaker Geoff Diehl, a conservative backed by former president Donald Trump, won’t appeal to enough Republican voters to challenge Healey.

Democratic candidates for state auditor trade barbs in contentious WBUR-WCVB-Globe debate

State Senator Diana DiZoglio and former transportation advocate Chris Dempsey pitched voters on why they should be the state’s next government watchdog.

After Supreme Court decision, a once-denied Christian flag is raised at Boston City Hall

Wednesday’s flag-raising ceremony represented a victory celebration for Harold Shurtleff, a former West Roxbury resident who originally applied for a permit to fly the flag five years ago in connection with Constitution Day.