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A 2017 Globe’s 2017 Spotlight series on race in Boston highlighted a major wealth gap problem in Massachusetts. Here, a laborer passes an advertisement at the Pier 4 project on Northern Ave in the Seaport District on Sept. 27, 2017.

The $8 figure that shamed Boston gets an update

Seven years after a Fed study exposed just how wide the region’s wealth gap remains, a welcome follow-up is in the works.

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Protestors prepare to take abortion pills as they demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021. The court was hearing arguments in an abortion-rights case from Mississippi. A ruling from the court in that case this term is expected to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Make abortion pills available over the counter

In a post-Roe world, American women will need easier access to “medication abortion.”

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Governor Charlie Baker (left) named Christopher Mason head of the Massachusetts Police in November 2019. Mason promised reform and accountability in the agency.

Release police report on the incident involving State Police commander’s son

The blue wall of silence still stands strong in Massachusetts.

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Finnish soldiers take part in the Army mechanized exercise Arrow 22 exercise in Western Finland on May 4.

Putin’s folly helps strengthen NATO

The Ukraine invasion has prompted Finland and Sweden to eye membership after decades of neutrality.

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Then-gubernatorial candidate Danielle Allen smiles as she arrives to a press conference on Feb. 2.

It shouldn’t be this hard to run for governor

The state’s ballot access rules are too restrictive, and rob voters of choices by pushing aside nontraditional candidates.

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Governor Charlie Baker

Illegal voting latest Baker license bill red herring

Effort to allow undocumented immigrants to earn the right to drive would make us all safer.

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As lawmakers craft their own tax relief package, they need to consider at least one thing Governor Baker got right — that policy counts, that this is the time to make policy changes that need to be made anyway.

Tax relief gets trendy on Beacon Hill

With the state Treasury rolling in dough, taxpayers look for a break.

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Apart from her leadership position, Karen Spilka is still a state senator with constituents, who have a right to know how she is representing them on Beacon Hill.

Massachusetts lawmakers should put their name where their vote is

By passing a bill to legalize sports betting by a voice vote instead of a roll call, the Massachusetts Senate failed in that duty.