August 4, 2011

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More Latinos
insured in state

Hispanics in Massachusetts are much more likely to have insurance coverage and a primary care doctor than they were before the state's health insurance overhaul five years ago. (By Chelsea Conaboy, Globe Staff)

Dim view of lighting law

After years of looming as a distant threat, the federally mandated phaseout of some incandescent bulbs is about to become very real. For those in the know, the change means just one thing: It is time to start hoarding old-fashioned bulbs. (By Beth Teitell, Globe Staff)

Inmate charged in cold-case slaying

A South End man in prison on a 1991 rape conviction is now facing prosecution in the slaying of an 87-year-old woman more than two decades ago, tied to the case by DNA preserved from a cigarette butt found in the victim's home. (By Brian R. Ballou, Globe Staff)

Columbia theft suspect
caught in Lawrence

A fugitive captured in Lawrence last week is back in New York, facing charges he helped embezzle nearly $6 million from elite Columbia University. (By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff)

Rule change alarms small brewers

A rule change at the state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission could hurt 25 craft breweries in Massachusetts, and some smaller beer makers say it could even put them out of business. (By Erin Ailworth, Globe Staff)


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