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Flash flooding on Kansas Street in Worcester, Aug. 19.

Massachusetts lawmakers should move urgently on climate threats

When it comes to protecting communities from floods and sewage overflows, the Legislature ought not delay.

Teresa Pelayo, a farm worker originally from Jalisco, Mexico, cleans off a cacti pad on May 18 in Bakersfield, Calif. Pelayo has been a farm worker for 41 years after coming to the US from Pelayo, Mexico. Since November 2019 there have been three bills introduced in Congress that would give undocumented food and farm workers, as well as unauthorized immigrants, a path to citizenship or legal residency status.

A new path for immigration reform?

The legalization of millions of undocumented immigrants is finally within reach via the budget reconciliation process.

Licensed mental health counselor Leslie Matilainen (seen on monitor) conducts a counseling session with a 16-year-old student in Orange, Mass. on Jan. 30, 2021.

Schools must meet students’ mental health needs

As they return to the classroom, youths urgently need access to mental health providers and counselors.

Voters at Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury get hand sanitizer before voting in the Boston mayoral primary on Tuesday.

Low voter turnout sends a message about civic culture

The candidates to become the next mayor of Boston should prove their merit by engaging an unenthusiastic electorate in the final campaign stretch.

The process of expanding the number of liquor licenses throughout the state is controlled nearly exclusively on Beacon Hill. And surely this won’t come as a shock: That’s the way many lawmakers like it.

Massachusetts is stuck in the Prohibition era on liquor licenses

The Legislature won’t let go of its reins over liquor licensing. But pandemic recovery demands that it do so.

The death of Tim White at the Bedford Veterans Quarters in Bedford should prompt the Biden administration to take a hard look at how to improve the special police forces that patrol Veterans Affairs centers.

It’s on the federal government to fix the problems at the Bedford VA

The death of a resident who had gone missing exposed a dangerously out-of-touch bureaucracy.

Representative Tom Suozzi is leading the call to repeal the SALT deduction cap altogether.

It’s the worst time for Democrats to push tax breaks for the rich

Congress should maintain limits on federal deductions for state and local taxes.

A Taliban fighter confronts a group of women demonstrating for women's rights in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sept. 4.

The world must stay engaged with Afghanistan

The US and the international community cannot simply wash their hands of the fate of Afghan women and girls.