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Flanagan, ex-senator, opens up about her role regulating legal pot in Mass.

Following her first meeting as a member of the new commission, former Leominster lawmaker Jennifer Flanagan faced a barrage of questions from reporters about whether she had ever smoked marijuana. Find out what she told veteran Worcester reporter Richard Nangle about that, Milford’s vote to ban retail marijuana facilities, and the difficulties of getting the fledgling industry off the ground.

POW! WOW! Worcester, a photo essay [Part 2]

Don’t have time for a leisurely stroll around the whole 38 square miles of the city to see the more than 40 murals left behind by the talented artists who participated in the second annual event?

Thirteen stripes, 13 sponsors — selling out the American flag

“A Worcester company has become the 13th and final firm whose name will appear on the New Flag of the United States of America. For $2 trillion, D&A Cybernetics purchased the rights to place its moniker and logo within the red bottom stripe of the flag.”

Editorial: A dose of good sense, ‘conscience’ in Congress

Sen. John McCain’s decision not to support the Republicans’ latest rush to get rid of Obamacare could, with luck, mark a turning point in Congress — toward bipartisanship and fruitful hard work beneficial to all. On healthcare reform, that’s the remedy we’ve been waiting for.

On Beacon Hill: No way, Jose — a cloudy forecast for health care

In about 13 months, Charlie Baker and Elizabeth Warren will most likely be the highest-profile candidates on their respective party’s ticket. But last week, with the threat of block-granting Medicaid bearing down, they were on the same page. That wasn’t the case for GOP leaders in D.C. Plus, Markey, Sanders, Polito, Evangelidis and the Worcester-Amazon dance.