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Manic Monday Markup 10/31/16…

The Feds: We begin today in the United States, under our especially fitting subheading, where the Presidential election has gone haywire after Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey sent a cryptic letter to Congress about Hillary Clinton’s emails. He said new emails that might

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Tardy Tueday Takedown 10/25/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Pakistan, where militants linked to a Taliban splinter group and Daesh, also known as ISIS/ISIL attacked a police training facility that left 61 dead. The attack was a blow to the country, which has made some progress in

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Longmeadow Daze: Around Town and among the 538…

UPDATED 10/26/16 7:56PM: For clarity and grammar. Longmeadow Daze is an occasional series reporting on and analyzing Longmeadow government and politics. LONGMEADOW—It is an oddity among Western democracies, but one American students learn early on in social studies classes. Since the founding of the republic,

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Take My Council, Please: Better Legislate Than Never?…

SPRINGFIELD—The City Council inched closer toward another round of complex and fraught legislating as it signaled plans to reform the city’s beleaguered responsible employer ordinance. The law, intended to provide minimum standards of employment for workers employed by city contractors, has been buffeted by weak

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Manic Monday Markup 10/17/16…

…And the World: We begin today in Iraq, where government forces in concert with the United States have begun their assault on Daesh’s last stronghold in the country, Mosul. The fundamentalist terrorist group, also known as ISIS/ISIL, has drained away from Iraq amid onslaughts from