Activists argue racism, stereotypes fuel immigration debate

Representatives of immigrant advocacy groups called Monday for collective action in the face of negative stereotypes and a political power dynamic they said can stymie their agendas.

Nurse staffing levels likely to have major impact on 2018 health policy debate

A heavily supported ballot question is expected to add a layer of complexity to ongoing talks among legislators and Gov. Baker about the scope and impact of a major healthcare bill that is in the works, but may not come to fruition until next spring or summer.

WPI professors: Data science can help us fight human trafficking

Traffickers leave a data trail, however faint or broken, despite their efforts to operate off the grid and in the shadows. There is an opportunity – albeit a challenging one – to use the bits of information we can get on the distribution of victims, traffickers, buyers and exploiters, and disrupt the supply chain wherever and however we can.

A New England dairy farmer gives thanks

“What am I thankful for? Good neighbors. Our local communities support and appreciate dairy as a vital part of the landscape and the economy. Not only do dairy farms offer local employment, they add scenic beauty to the rural landscape and offer seasonal tourist dollars through corn mazes, holiday tree farms, farm-to-table dinners and other activities.”