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Massachusetts

Medical Marijuana, Right to Repair Pass; Assisted Suicide Falls Short
2012 Election

Mass. Votes To Legalize Medicinal Marijuana

While voters across the nation cast their votes on hotly-contested national races, a resounding majority of Massachusetts residents voted yesterday to legalize the use of medical marijuana. Physician-assisted suicide, the other issue put to voters on the ballot, remained contested until the early hours of the morning. At about 2 a.m., The Boston Globe predicted a narrow defeat for the measure.

Deval Patrick at Warren Election Party
Politics

Deval Patrick at Warren Election Party

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 speaks at Elizabeth Warren's rally celebrating her election as the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.

State Politics

In Cambridge, No Contest

Aside from two high-profile races at the top of the ballot and a pair of controversial initiatives, Cambridge residents stepping into the voting booth in and around Harvard Square today are not likely to find much in the way of a contest.

Election Day Coverage 2012
Politics

Warren in Lead Before Election

With more than a year of campaigning behind her and millions of dollars raised and spent, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren arrives at Election Day the cautious front-runner in Massachusetts’ hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

Politics

Brown, Warren Announce Mounting Fundraising Figures

U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren announced that they had raised $7.45 million and $12.1 million, respectively, in the third quarter of 2012.

Politics

Brown and Warren to Debate Tonight

Since meeting head to head for the first time this fall, U.S. Senator Scott Brown and Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren will debate for a second time tonight in Lowell, Mass.

Crime

A Burglar Falling from Widener and the Birth of the Shuttle

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Politics

Warren Struggles in Home Stretch

Democratic political consultants and professors said that the Harvard Law School professor still faces the same uphill battle that has beguiled her campaign since its earliest days.

City Politics

Local Primaries Yield Expected Results

Former Marine and technology executive Sean Bielat and former Middlesex County assistant district attorney Joseph P. Kennedy III will face off for the chance to represent Massachusetts’ Fourth Congressional District and fill the seat held for decades by retiring Congressman Barney Frank ’61-’62.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former MIT President Joins as HKS Professor

Susan Hockfield, the first female president of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, will serve as the Marie Curie Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School this academic year, the school announced Friday.

Elizabeth Warren

Warren Outraises Brown in Latest Filing Period

Warren's race total is a staggering $27.7 million, a figure larger than that of any other congressional campaign in the country. Brown’s own pace—$20.9 million raised since last autumn—is second only his Democratic opponent nationally.

Politics

Scott Brown Raises $5 Million in 2nd Quarter

U.S. Senator Scott Brown's campaign for reelection brought in roughly $5 million in political donations during the second quarter of 2012—nearly $1.6 million more than the Republican raised in the first quarter—his campaign announced Wednesday evening.

Crime

Long Before EdX, Televised Harvard Classes Were Cutting-Edge

Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.

Politics

Warren Campaign Raises $8.67 Million, Sets New Race High

Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren’s Senate campaign raised $8.67 million in the second quarter of 2012, blowing past her first quarter total and setting a new high-water mark for quarterly fundraising in Massachusetts’ race for U.S. Senate, her campaign announced Monday.

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