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The Republican-backed candidate for governor, Geoff Diehl, said Monday that his daughter was forced to sign a pledge acknowledging her white privilege at her school. The school district superintendent said no such pledge exists.

Geoff Diehl’s daughter wasn’t forced to sign a ‘white privilege’ pledge, superintendent says

Whitman-Hanson Regional School District Superintendent Jeff Szymaniak told the Globe that Geoff Diehl’s daughter was never forced to sign a pledge to acknowledge her white privilege. No such pledge exists, he said.

Senator Cindy Friedman says lawmakers in Texas and Oklahoma have enacted “bounty-style provisions.”

Mass. Senate moves to protect abortion providers from legal action brought in other states

The action comes amid an increasingly pitched battle over access to abortion and other reproductive health services and over how states support their LGBTQ residents.

Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes nominated to be US Marshal

President Joe Biden late Wednesday announced his nomination of Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes to serve as U.S. marshal for Massachusetts.

Two Texas Troopers light a candle at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers.

4 measures that could be taken now to curb gun violence — and why they’re not happening

What measures could be taken to curb the scourge of gun violence in America — and why has so little changed despite the continued onslaught of mass shootings? Here are steps federal and state leaders could take now.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu with Menatallah Bahnasy (right) at Harvard's Class Day.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu tells graduating Harvard seniors: ‘Tell the truth when it’s hard’

“Your own deep truth sets the foundation for your happiness, health, and impact. Take care of yourself,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu told a crowd of several thousand graduating Harvard seniors and family members.

Democratic attorney general candidates  Quentin Palfrey, left, Andrea Campbell, middle, and Shannon Liss-Riordan, right They were at a Boston College Law School forum, moderated by Boston Globe editorial page writer Kimberly Atkins Stohr.

Andrea Campbell said ‘there is no super PAC money’ in her race for AG. One just paid for mailers to support her.

In an interview with WCVB’s “On the Record” Sunday, attorney general candidate Andrea Campbell named the Environmental League Massachusetts Action Fund as a super PAC that may support her in the race but said “there is no super PAC money in the AG race.”

In a recent interview, Mayor Michelle Wu said she has read the report on former police officer Patrick M. Rose and is “learning to be a clearer communicator.”

Mayor Michelle Wu says she has now read full Patrick Rose report

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Tuesday said she has now read the full, unredacted internal affairs report of Patrick M. Rose, the former Boston police officer and union president, who last month pleaded guilty to molesting half a dozen children over several decades.

Mayor Michelle Wu planned Tuesday to announce new efforts to address the humanitarian crisis at the area known as Mass. and Cass.

Mayor Wu announces ‘warm weather’ plan to address humanitarian crisis at Mass. and Cass

The announcement comes amid growing anxiety among business owners and residents that crime and vagrancy have persisted.