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Harvard in the City

Harvard-Funded North Allston Drainpipe Expansion Confronts Political Challenge

As the Boston Water and Sewer Commission and Harvard proceed with the North Allston Storm Drain Extension Project — an estimated $50 million endeavor that the University has pledged to fully fund — local politicians, residents, and environmental groups have called for further investigation into its potential environmental impacts.

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City Politics

Following Local Successes, Cambridge State Rep. Puts Forward Bills on Controlled Substance Reform

Massachusetts State Rep. Michael L. Connolly, a Democrat who represents parts of Cambridge and Somerville, submitted two bills in the Massachusetts House last month aimed at reforming controlled substance laws.

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Race

Massachusetts State Senator Discusses Police Reform Bill at HKS Event

Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Professor Who Designed Texas’s Energy Market Defends Skyrocketing Prices Following Winter Storm

Despite widespread power outages and skyrocketing electricity prices after a winter storm in Texas earlier this month, William W. Hogan — a professor at Harvard Kennedy School who is widely considered the architect of the state’s energy market system — said in an interview with The Crimson that the state’s market had “worked as designed” given the conditions.

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Harvard in the City

Behind Six-Year Harvard Alumni Push, Every Voice Bill Passes to Boost Campus Sexual Assault Prevention

A bill spearheaded by student organizers, including Harvard alumni, to establish protections for survivors of sexual harassment at colleges and universities in Massachusetts beyond existing provisions in Title IX was signed into law by Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 last month.

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College

Moved by Stakes of Georgia Senate Runoffs, Harvard Students Campaign for Democrats

Harvard students from across the country pitched in to campaign in Georgia ahead of Tuesday's contentious Senate runoff elections.

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On Campus

U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland Discusses Political Organizing and Native American Heritage at IOP Forum

Rep. Debra A. Haaland (D-N.M.) spoke about her roots in political organizing and the unique set of challenges faced by indigenous communities at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum event Monday.

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Cambridge

Markey Cruises to Re-Election; Democrats Sweep Congressional, State Races in Cambridge

U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) coasted past Republican challenger Kevin O'Connor with ease, winning his ticket back to the Senate.

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Politics

America Left in Limbo Awaiting Presidential Election Results

A race that many liberals hoped would end in a Democratic landslide will come down to the wire, as Harvard students — along with the rest of the country — are left in a sleep-deprived state of disarray awaiting a conclusion to a pandemic-stricken election.

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Politics

Mass. Split on Referenda, Favoring Vehicle Repair Measure and Snubbing Ranked-Choice Voting

Seventy-five percent of Mass. voters voted to adopt a new “right-to-repair” law, but a law that would implement a ranked-choice voting system didn't win the same support.

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Politics

Live: Biden Clinches the Presidency in Pennsylvania

Hundreds of millions of Americans have cast ballots across the country, but tonight just one number matters in the race for the White House: 270. Here are the live results.

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Harvard in the City

Campus Sexual Violence Bill Expected to Pass State House

The Every Voice bill, which would mandate additional support structures for sexual violence survivors beyond existing Title IX provisions, is pending a vote in the Massachusetts State House.

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Politics

Markey and O’Connor Differ on Court Packing, Environmental Issues at Boston Youth Voter Town Hall

United States Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) reiterated his support for exploring the expansion of the U.S. Supreme Court at a youth voter town hall.

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Politics

Cambridge Maintaining Six Voter Drop Boxes for November Election

The City of Cambridge Election Commission has installed five additional voting drop box locations to ensure an efficient collection of ballots in the upcoming state and presidential election.

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State Politics

As Eviction Moratorium Clock Runs Out, Local Legislators Push for Extension

As Massachusetts’s eviction moratorium is set to end in less than one month, state lawmakers are continuing to push for an extension.

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