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Motorcyclist Accused Of Striking Trooper Arraigned

June 7, 2016

Police say the trooper had just gotten out of his cruiser after stopping a car when a motorcycle being operated by Danilo DiRoche hit the trooper and then struck a car.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Says It Would Not Blame Victim For Being Raped

June 7, 2016

WPI President Laurie Leshin issued a statement Tuesday acknowledging that the school did not vet or approve of the legal approach its insurance company’s lawyers are using.

As Mass. Prepares For First Experiment With Early Voting, Election Officials Sort Out The Rules

June 7, 2016
Polling station staff hand out "I voted" stickers at the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library in March's primary. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Election overseers must figure out and develop a new set of practices to grapple with a new range of issues: Where and when should early voting be made available? How do you keep the process fair? What will it all cost?

Cambridge Renames Columbus Day As Indigenous Peoples’ Day

June 7, 2016
The Christopher Columbus statue in the North End of Boston. (Kathryn Rotondo/Flickr)

Supporters of the change say it was needed to honor the thousands of Native Americans that were killed when Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Boston Will Host U.S.-China Climate Summit In 2017

June 7, 2016
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the U.S.-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit in Beijing on Tuesday. Walsh and Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Boston will host the summit next year. (Andy Wong/AP/Pool)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is among the leaders attending this year’s U.S.-China Leaders Summit in Beijing.

Report Says Major Infrastructure Fixes Needed To Support Greater Boston Population Growth

June 7, 2016
Slow traffic heading eastbound on Storrow Drive (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Barry Bluestone, one of the authors of the report, said many changes, particularly in Greater Boston, must be implemented, including fixing roads, improving public transit and altering energy capabilities.

Forecast: Isolated Thunderstorms Could Be Severe Today And Wed.

June 7, 2016

A cold front is pushing east today and will help ignite showers and thunderstorms. Some of these storms could become severe with some gusty winds and even some small hail.

MBTA Opening Youth Pass Discount Program To Young Adults

June 6, 2016
Passengers on the platform of Kenmore Station wait for a MBTA Green Line trolley to pull into the station. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted unanimously to expand and indefinitely extend a youth pass pilot program, making it open to all low-income individuals between the ages of 19 and 25.

WBUR’s Morning Edition Podcast: June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016

A podcast of what local features aired today on WBUR’s Morning Edition.

Boston’s Walsh Is In China For Climate Summit

June 6, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is the featured speaker at the climate summit held in Beijing and now in its second year. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is a featured speaker at the second annual Smart Cities Climate Summit.

Pindell: Clinton Is ‘Limping To The Finish Line’ As Presidential Primary Season Approaches End

June 6, 2016

Boston Globe political reporter James Pindell joins us with the latest from Election 2016, discussing how Hillary Clinton is very close to clinching the Democratic Party’s nomination ahead of the party’s national convention.

33-Year-Old Man Fatally Shot In Dorchester

June 6, 2016

Police say 33-year-old Ronnie Headley was killed at around 11:15 p.m. Saturday, just a block from his family’s home in Dorchester.

Forecast: Sunshine Returns With Very Warm Temperatures

June 6, 2016

Today will be a great beach day. But tomorrow, we may see thunderstorms with heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail.

Analysis: A Way-Too-Early Look At Marty Walsh’s Poll Numbers

June 6, 2016
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, in September 2015 (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

There is no evidence yet that voters are feeling anything but affection for the mayor.

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