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Steve LeBLANC

The Associated Press

Cheyenne, WY, United States

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  • Telegram & Gazette
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  • The Associated Press
  • WBTV News
  • NBC12 WWBT Richmond
  • KFVS News
  • Cashay
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  • KUTV 2News
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Recent articles by Steve:

Hotlines let workers snitch on bosses who break virus rules

BOSTON (AP) — Feel like snitching on a boss or business not following public health rules in the COVID-19 era? Massachusetts officials are more than happy to listen. → Read More

Mass. lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse on Tuesday. → Read More

Lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

BOSTON — Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at → Read More

Lawmakers seek to mandate masks, quarantine for visitors

Face masks and two-week quarantines for travelers entering Massachusetts from COVID-19 hot spots would be required under a bill filed at the Statehouse. The bill filed Tuesday would also prioritize COVID-19 testing for vulnerable populations and mandate enforcement of workplace safety requirements designed to protect both workers and the public. Under the bill, both the face mask and quarantine… → Read More

Massachusetts Senate debates police accountability bill

The Massachusetts Senate is continuing debate on a bill backers say would increase police accountability. The bill would prohibit excessive use of force by law enforcement and create a duty to intervene for any officer who observes another officer using excessive force. Its most contentious measure would limit qualified immunity so an officer could be held civilly liable for excessive use of… → Read More

Gyms, museums, casinos to reopen Monday in Mass.

BOSTON (AP) — Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming → Read More

Boston's Faneuil Hall reopens

BOSTON (AP) — Faneuil Hall Marketplace, one of Boston's most popular tourist destinations, reopened to the public Wednesday with a pair of special → Read More

Sen. Markey, Rep. Kennedy both report $1.9M fundraising haul

BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $1.9 million in the past three months, ending the quarter with about $4.8 million in cash left in his campaign account, campaign manager John Walsh said Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Markey's Democratic primary challenger, also announced that he had raised over $1.9 million in the second quarter of the year — more than $1… → Read More

No new COVID-19 deaths reported in Mass. on Tuesday

BOSTON — For the first time in months, Massachusetts reported no new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. The number of confirmed and probable COVID-19- → Read More

Bill filed by Mass. governor requires police certification

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Police officers in Massachusetts would have to be certified by the state under a bill filed Wednesday by Gov. Charlie Baker. → Read More

Democrats Markey, Kennedy spar in latest televised debate

BOSTON - Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sharpened their elbows as they faced off → Read More

Democrats Markey, Kennedy spar in latest televised debate

BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sharpened their elbows as they → Read More

Markey, Kennedy face off in Democratic primary debate

BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, said in a televised debate Monday that generations of racial injustice is helping fuel the protests that have swept across the country this week. "The anger that is motivating people at this moment is about literally centuries of injustice for folks who have been screaming out for… → Read More

COVID-19-related deaths top 6,600; jobless claims still high in Mass

BOSTON (AP) — The overall number of confirmed COVID-19-related deaths since the start of the coronavirus pandemic climbed to 6,640 on Thursday as another 93 deaths were reported.The number of individuals in Massachusetts diagnosed with confirmed cases of COVID-19 closed in on 95,000 with 675 new cases reported.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for free as a public service during the… → Read More

COVID-19 deaths top 6,000 in Massachusetts; Baker touts new work protocols

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts has surged past 6,000 as the state’s economy begins to reopen.There were 128 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,066 since the start of the pandemic. Massachusetts has recorded the third highest number of deaths of any state.TO OUR READERS: This content is being provided for… → Read More

Boston mayor: Avoid 2nd shutdown; 76 new COVID-19-related deaths

BOSTON (AP) — Boston will move cautiously to avoid a second shutdown as the state begins to reopen, Mayor Marty Walsh said at a Tuesday press conference.“We will continue to be guided by fact-based science, and we will not take steps that put anyone at undue risk,” Walsh said a day after Gov. Charlie Baker outlined a plan to gradually restart the economy.TO OUR READERS: This content is being… → Read More

Massachusetts Gov. Baker unveils phased-in reopening plan

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday laid out a phased-in approach to gradually restart the Massachusetts economy, which was largely shuttered nearly two months ago as the state ramped up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly 5,800 lives.In the first phase to begin Monday, manufacturing and construction will be allowed to reopen provided they follow guidance… → Read More

Massachusetts Gov. Baker unveils phased-in reopening plan

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday laid out a phased-in approach to gradually restart the Massachusetts economy, which was largely shuttered nearly two months ago as the state ramped up its fight against the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed nearly 5,800 lives. In the first phase to begin Monday, manufacturing and construction will be allowed to reopen provided they follow guidance… → Read More

Gov: Businesses should keep workers at home

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker is urging companies to let as many employees as possible work from home to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, even after the state begins to restart the economy. About half of executive branch state employees who work under the governor's office have been working remotely, Baker said Friday during a press conference. He said he's extending that for the… → Read More

Baker's face covering order takes effect in Massachusetts

A statewide order signed by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker that goes into effect Wednesday mandates the use of masks or facial coverings while in public when social distancing isn't possible. The governor said Massachusetts is continuing to see coronavirus numbers heading in the right direction. One good sign is that even as the state increases the number of tests it's conducting, the… → Read More