After Alabama's governor signed the country's strictest abortion ban into law last week, people across the country have organized to oppose it. More than 100 people showed up for a rally in Northampton Tuesday evening to show opposition to the new law.
Now that recreational marijuana is being sold across the state, public officials are looking into the possibility of cannabis cafes. Last week, the Cannabis Control Commission approved a pilot program in up to a dozen communities where licenses would be granted for social consumption establishments.
Several towns in western Massachusetts are working to help suppress both nuisance and disease-carrying mosquito populations. South Hadley voters approved to become a member of the Pioneer Valley Mosquito Control District at its town meeting.