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A chance for better elections in Lowell

Lowell is in the process of choosing an electoral system that will better represent its diverse community.

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Supreme Court lets a good gun law stand

In an encouraging decision, justices declined to hear a challenge to a federal gun law that restricts access to so-called silencers.

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Going off the rails on Charlie Baker’s train

For Charlie Baker, fixing the T isn’t optional.

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Drug plan middle men under scrutiny

Health policy officials, lawmakers look to cut costs, open up the ‘black box’ of pharmacy benefit managers.

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Boston Police don’t need more pay for body cams

Assuming a patrolman is conducting him or herself in a professional manner, wearing a body camera shouldn’t require any significant changes.

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Housing crisis demands zoning fix

A new study outs those suburbs where restrictions make multi-family housing as rare as the proverbial unicorn.

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In search of the science in the CBD fad

CBD — more formally known as cannabidiol — claims deserve careful scrutiny from the Food and Drug Administration, and some attention from state regulators, too.

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R.I. bishop shows the days of exclusion aren’t gone yet

A priest’s welcome and impassioned plea to Rhode Island’s LGBTQ community came a day after the kind of condemnation that gay people have come to expect from church leaders.

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High court sends out SOS on evidence

Bullets, baby carriages and DNA all require safe storage in a justice system that sometimes merits a legal do-over.

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Real state budget battle about to begin

Tough new regs on prescription drug, excise taxes on vaping and opioids have to be part of the plan for fiscal 2020.

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The only way to break the pattern of mass shootings

If we want fewer mass shootings, we need fewer guns, in the hands of fewer people.

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Feds blind to State Police ‘conspiracy’

When lawmen break the law and a federal judge schools prosecutors on their responsibilities, this is no small scandal.

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Regulating Facebook is more efficient than breaking it up

Breaking up Facebook could take years, but initiating strong regulation is something that can be done now.

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Roxbury Prep High deserves a real home

Its first graduating class set a standard for excellence that makes their school the best kind of neighbor.

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An ‘F’ in political courage on Beacon Hill

Lawmakers bowed to pressure from the Mass. Teachers Union in scuttling a charter school agreement in New Bedford. Legislators need to put the deal back on track.

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Mueller’s report is done and so is Mueller

He has investigated the facts, finished his report, and had his say. Mueller’s not going to declare that the president’s a crook, and he’s not going to declare that he’s not.

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Sex offender bill targets child predators

In the wake of the SJC’s Chapman decision, public safety cries out for an extra layer of protection.

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Fighting neighborhood segregation one voucher at a time

A change in the Boston Housing Authority’s voucher system could improve children’s lives — if it’s done the right way.

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Malden remembers a fallen soldier on Memorial Day

Forty-nine years later, the city of Malden will honor Thomas Moore, who died in the Vietnam War, with a memorial square in his honor.

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Racist jibes must become a teaching moment for MFA and the city as a whole

Boston has earned a reputation as the most racist in America — and major institutions like the Museum of Fine Arts have to play a role in changing that.

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A sledgehammer attack on America’s press freedoms

The police raid on a San Francisco journalist might sound like the kind of intimidation experienced by reporters working in countries without press freedoms.

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European vote provides lessons for US

Countering Kremlin interference requires vigilance, enforcement and well informed citizens who come out to vote.

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Do trains and buses made by Chinese companies pose a national security risk?

Until lawmakers can produce real evidence of safety risks posed by trains or buses sold by Chinese companies, it looks more like a misguided protectionist effort.

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Reducing fatal opioid overdoses one county at a time

It’s no accident the number of overdose deaths in Plymouth County have dropped sharply. Other communities should replicate the strategy.

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Early primary voting: Its time has come

Lawmakers shouldn’t stop with just the presidential primary when all contests cry out for expanding voting opportunities.