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Now hiring: teenagers (and anyone else willing to work)

After years of falling employment rates, the share of teens with jobs has been rising in a historically tight labor market where the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers for the first time on record this year.

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In Massachusetts, the rate went up more than sixfold from 1999 to 2013, the most recent year measured.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/Boghosian_traffic1_MET.jpg Can traffic be an election issue? Two Democrats running for governor hope so

The two Democratic candidates for governor, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie, are keying in on transportation in their bids to unseat Charlie Baker.

Boston, MA: 8-8-18: The Boston Bruins held tryouts for potential replacements for retired national anthem singer Rene Rancourt at the TD Garden. Sienna Gattinella is pcitured as she performs. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)

Wanted: someone with good pipes and a love of one song. Every night, before the Bruins game

They arrived at TD Garden on Wednesday night facing an admittedly Herculean task: trying to replace the Boston Bruins’ decidedly irreplacable Rene Rancourt.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/15/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1116jeff.jpg Challenging the Electoral College’s winner take all system in Massachusetts

A Harvard Law professor, former governor William Weld, and Al Gore’s onetime attorney argue that the Electoral College system encourages presidential candidates to devote all their time to a handful of swing states and ignore the vast majority of the country.

The Nation

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427

By Frances Robles

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The government of Puerto Rico has quietly acknowledged in a report posted online that in all likelihood more than 1,400 people died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria — a figure that is more than 20 times the official death toll.

For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

By Martha Mendoza

Some recruits said they were given no reason for their discharge. Others said the Army informed them they’d been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad.

Arrested development

By Arelis R. Hernández

‘‘That someone seeking justice in US court is spirited away while her attorneys are arguing for justice for her?’’ says outraged judge.

The World

Zimbabwe opposition leader charged after asylum bid fails

By FARAI MUTSAKA and ANDREW MELDRUM

Senior Zimbabwean opposition figure Tendai Biti on Thursday was charged with inciting public violence and declaring unofficial election results as fears grew about a government crackdown following the disputed July 30 election.

Dozens of manatees are dying mysteriously in southern Mexico, near oil and gas site

By Kevin Sieff

Dozens of manatees are dying mysteriously in southern Mexico, near oil and gas site

Argentina’s Senate narrowly rejects legalizing abortion

By Daniel Politi

The vote gripped the nation as proponents of the bill had hoped Argentina would begin a sea change in reproductive rights in a largely Catholic region and Catholic Church leaders spoke out forcefully against it from the pulpit.

Editorial & Opinion

EDITORIAL

Driving stoned: Massachusetts standard needed

FILE - In this July 12, 2018 file photo, newly transplanted cannabis cuttings grow in soilless media in pots at Sira Naturals medical marijuana cultivation facility in Milford, Mass. Massachusetts officials are rolling out a new campaign on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to discourage impaired driving before the first recreational marijuana stores begin opening in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

State public safety officials see the problem of stoned driving coming at them like a freight train.

Opinion | Martin F. Nolan

The road to the White House runs through the Ivy League

Cambridge, MA- May 04, 2017: The Johnston Gate at Harvard Yard in Cambridge, MA on May 04, 2017, MA on May 04, 2017. (Globe staff photo / Craig F. Walker) section: metro reporter:

By Martin F. Nolan

Many potential 2020 contenders graduated from Ivy League schools. Historically speaking, that’s not unusual.

Opinion | John D. Spooner

A self-sustaining perennial ‘immigrant’ enriches summer

“The Fairy’’ on the author’s wall.

By John D. Spooner

Summer is a time to ponder nature, history, and . . . beauty.

Metro

THOMAS FARRAGHER

In Boston this weekend, it will be super to be a fan

By Thomas Farragher

Fan Expo Boston takes over the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center starting Friday for three days of nerding out.

Challenging the Electoral College’s winner take all system in Massachusetts

Protestors demonstrated against President-elect Trump.

By Michael Levenson

A Harvard Law professor, former governor William Weld, and Al Gore’s onetime attorney argue that the Electoral College system encourages presidential candidates to devote all their time to a handful of swing states and ignore the vast majority of the country.

Can traffic be an election issue? Two Democrats running for governor hope so

Inbound traffic on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

By Adam Vaccaro

The two Democratic candidates for governor, Jay Gonzalez and Bob Massie, are keying in on transportation in their bids to unseat Charlie Baker.

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Business & Tech

Striking sheet metal workers want bigger piece of the building boom

Mike Moon on strike sat on the line. Sheet metal workers picketed on Wednesday at McCusker-Gill in Hingham. They’re seeking a contract that helps make up for concessions they made in the last recession.

By Katie Johnston

After making concessions during the recession, Local 17 members look to share in the wealth.

Now hiring: teenagers (and anyone else willing to work)

08/08/2018 Salem NH - Samantha Chiodi (cq) get to use hula hoop at her Summer job at Canobie Lake Park. She is part of the Fun Squad at the park. Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

By Katie Johnston

After years of falling employment rates, the share of teens with jobs has been rising in a historically tight labor market where the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers for the first time on record this year.

Capitalizing on Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision could be tricky for Mass. tax collectors

FILE - This Tuesday, April 17, 2018 file photo shows the Wayfair website on a computer in New York. The company said it its first brick-and-mortar location will open by early 2019 in Florence, Ky., a suburb about 12 miles from Cincinnati. A Wayfair spokeswoman says the 20,000-square-foot outlet store will sell items that have been returned but are in good condition. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

By Jon Chesto

The US Supreme Court ruled in June that states could tax online sellers that do not have brick-and-mortar stores within their borders. But that’s not the end of the story.

Obituaries

Cecil Guscott, developer who was part of legendary trio of brothers, dies at 94

10guscott -- obit photo of Cecil Guscott (Handout)

By J.M. Lawrence

Cecil Guscott was a developer and was part of legendary trio of brothers who worked to revitalize Roxbury.

Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer, dies at 36

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013 file photo, Jarrod Lyle of Australia tees off during the final round of the Australian Masters golf tournament at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne. Lyle has died after a long struggle with cancer. He was 36.

By Rick Rojas

Jarrod Lyle was an Australian professional golfer who had five top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour only to have his playing career interrupted by recurring bouts of cancer.

Sports

HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY

Mount Saint Charles to launch new hockey program

By Karl Capen

The perennial Rhode Island power will field three midget programs.

‘It’s a dream come true’: Rookie Ralph Webb makes a nice impression in preseason opener

Boston, MA - 8/09/2018 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots running back Ralph Webb (22) flexes after scoring his second two point conversion for a 26-17 lead late in the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots host the Washington Redskins in a pre-season exhibition game at Gillette Stadium. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 10Patriots-Redskins, LOID: 8.4.2791165379.

By Nora Princiotti

The undrafted rookie scored two touchdowns and converted a pair of 2-point attempts in the win.

These BC players went from throwing the football to catching it

Chestnut Hill, MA - 09/12/15 - (1st half) A first half pass intended for Boston College Eagles freshman wide receiver Elijah Robinson is just beyond his reach as he is defended by Howard Bison defensive back Kenneth Russ (28) on the play. the Boston College Eagles take on the Howard Bison at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: Michael Vega, Topic: 13Howard-BC, LOID: 8.1.3204990632.

By Julian Benbow

Converted quarterbacks bring certain advantages as receivers, the Eagles are finding.

Weekend

★★★ ½ | movie review

In Spike Lee’s latest, the KKK gets hoodwinked

John David Washington, Denzel’s son, stars in Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.”

By Ty Burr

Historical fact is stranger than racial fiction in “BlacKkKlansman.”

Television REview

‘Ordeal’ shows Amazon can play Agatha Christie’s game

Matthew Goode plays Philip Durrant and Eleanor Tomlinson is Mary Durrant in “Ordeal by Innocence.”

By Matthew Gilbert

The three-part adaptation of “Ordeal by Innocence” is a smart, well-acted whodunit that ends quite differently from the book.

Movie REview

In Netflix’s ‘Insatiable,’ the satire wears thin

Debby Ryan plays a teen who becomes a beauty pageant contestant after undergoing a dramatic weight loss.

By Matthew Gilbert

The controversial comedy about a teen’s weight loss is a jumble of provocations, satire, farce, bad puns, and attempted campiness.