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Macek Likens Vargas to Dempsey After Election Victory: ‘On Track to Do Multiple Terms’

Macek Likens Vargas to Dempsey After Election Victory: ‘On Track to Do Multiple Terms’

State Rep. Andy Vargas (with Congresswoman-elect Lori Trahan) has staying power similar to that of Brian S. Dempsey, said Haverhill City Councilor William J. Macek. (Jay Saulnier file photograph for WHAV News) As Andy Vargas prepares to finish out his first full-term as Haverhill’s 3rd district representative, his political colleagues predict there will be many

New Hampshire Elects Haverhill Attorney Harb to Serve as State Representative

Attorney Robert D. Harb made political moves in Tuesday’s state election. (WHAV News file photograph) Haverhill-based business lawyer Robert D. Harb was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in Tuesday’s midterm election, officials from Plaistow, N.H., and Atkinson, N.H., confirm. Currently serving as Plaistow’s town moderator, Harb appeared on the Republican ballot to

Massachusetts Upholds Transgender Rights Law and Votes Yes on 3

Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly decided to say Yes to question 3 during Tuesday’s election. (File photograph) Voters across the Commonwealth Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to uphold the existing law prohibiting discrimination of transgender people in public places, voting Yes on ballot question 3. In doing so, Massachusetts became the first state to successfully defend rights of transgender

Trahan Defeats Green to Replace 3rd Congressional District’s Tsongas

Lori Trahan addressed supporters in Lowell during her Nov. 6 victory party. (Alex Guittarr photograph for WHAV News) Democrat Lori Trahan successfully defeated Republican Rick Green in Tuesday’s 3rd congressional district state election, calling her victory a victory for all women in the Commonwealth as she prepares to assume the seat vacated by retiring Niki

Question 1 Defeated at the Polls: Voters Reject Mandated Nurse Staffing Levels

The No on Question 1 voters won out at the polls Tuesday, rejecting mandated nurse staffing limits. (File photograph) The voters have spoken and mandated nurse staffing limits will not be imposed in Massachusetts. Following a hotly contested—and costly—Yes on 1 campaign spearheaded by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, union President Donna Kelly-Williams conceded defeat just

Election 2018: The Votes Have Been Counted, Get Results!

Polls across Massachusetts closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, and voters across the Commonwealth have cast ballots to elect candidates in several key local races, including naming a 3rd district congressperson to replace retiring Niki Tsongas. Haverhill City Clerk Linda Koutoulas told WHAV she was pleasantly surprised with Tuesday’s turnout, estimated to be at

Election Day 2018: How Ballot Question Outcomes Could Impact the Commonwealth

WHAV Open Mic Show hosts Bill Macek and Bill Ellis hosted a discussion of the ballot questions on this week’s broadcast. (File photograph) Ahead of Tuesday’s Election Day, this week’s Open Mic Show delved deeper into two of the questions voters will sound off on at the polls: Question 1, referring to patient limits for