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N.H.’s Maggie Hassan is the most vulnerable Senate Democrat up for reelection next year

If you thought Maine’s Senate race between Susan Collins and Sara Gideon was big, just wait for this contest with a 50-50 Senate.

Progressive loss in State House primary resurfaces debate over ranked-choice voting

Tuesday night’s results in a primary race in Revere and Winthrop told what feels like a familiar, disappointing tale for the liberal wing of the state’s dominant party.

State offered leftover vaccines to civilians at a clinic for first responders, prompting questions

State officials invited nearly 300 civilians on three separate days in January and February to receive a shot at the Massachusetts State Police headquarters in Framingham, where officials said they had extra doses.

Councilor pushes for info about BPD probe of Capitol insurrection

A Boston city councilor is pushing for information about an investigation into reports that a Boston Police officer may have participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C.

Curtatone, Somerville’s longest-serving mayor, says he will not seek reelection

For nine terms, Joseph Curtatone has overseen a city that has transformed into an enclave of progressive politics.

Watch live: Mayor Walsh to speak about coronavirus

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is scheduled to speak Monday about COVID-19 in Boston. Watch live here at 1 p.m.

Watch live: Governor Baker to speak about COVID-19

Governor Charlie Baker is scheduled to tour the vaccination site at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan and speak about COVID-19 in Massachusetts on Monday. Watch live here at 10 a.m.

Special election for former speaker DeLeo’s seat will test appetite for progressive politics

Candidates vying to fill the seat long held by former Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo span the ideological spectrum, and the outcome could send a message about the changing politics of the State House.