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Mass. Dept. of Health drafts details on medicinal marijuana use, availability

Amid fierce debate over the distribution of medical marijuana, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released the first round of medical regulations Friday and opened up a public comment period to allow community input on how the drug will be used medicinally. Patients who are qualified for the drug would be allowed a 60-day supply […]

Candidates clash in first Senate special election debate

In the first debate to feature candidates from both parties, the three Republican and two Democratic candidates seeking Secretary of State John Kerry’s former senate seat sparred over social issues, foreign policy and the economy Wednesday night. “This [was] the first chance for many Massachusetts voters to meet and hear from the candidates. I look […]

Many BU students support historic same-sex Supreme Court case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a second round of arguments Wednesday over a same-sex marriage case that has the potential to determine the future of same-sex marriage in the country. Several Boston University students said they are pleased to see the court reconsidering gay rights as the stigma has steadily faded away in recent […]

Congress votes to protect military tuition assistance

Congress issued a continuing resolution Thursday to restore Military Tuition Assistance programs by limiting spending on political science research to finance government operations through the end of the 2013 fiscal year. Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said 80 active-duty service members at BU would have been affected by the cut. “The students are stationed throughout […]

Logan unlikely to see major flight reductions as result of sequester

Sequester budget cuts to Massachusetts’s airports should not have a large impact on the number of flights through Logan International Airport, local airport officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration dealt with major budget-cuts as a result of the sequester, and five Massachusetts airports will lose their air traffic controllers. These budget-cuts will begin to affect […]