Headlines for Friday, March 11, 2016

National headlines

Donald Trump campaign manager, a Lowell native, accused of getting rough female reporter

Can Donald Trump actually defeat Hillary Clinton? – The Boston Globe

Ben Carson to endorse Donald Trump, reports say – The Boston Globe

State headlines

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey urges US Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee

Change to tax code lets Massachusetts train riders save as much as $1,400

Senate passes legislation to protect horseback riders – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

Tsongas says women should register for military draft – Lowell Sun Online

Boston Business Journal analysis spurs inquiry over cashouts at Bridgewater State, university system – Boston Business Journal

Is The MBTA Fare Hike Kosher? Could A Failure To File A Federal Impact Statement Cause Problems?

Mass. Small Business Owners Dropping Health Coverage That’s Become Unaffordable

Ballot question spurs unusual hospital alliance – CommonWealth Magazine

MGM Springfield could be ‘devastating blow’ to Conn. gaming, tribal leaders say at hearing | masslive.com

State law banning secret recording faces court challenge | NewBostonPost

NE lawmakers propose seceeding from Eastern Time – News – capecodtimes.com – Hyannis, MA

Senate votes to raise threshold for felony larceny

Somerville lawyers question Wynn ferry | Boston Herald

MBTA commuters not happy with fare hike, but impact uncertain

Gov. Charlie Baker expected to sign opioid bill

Pol demands audit of T pension fund

Local headlines

SouthCoast opioid summit: ‘This is a disease and it is an epidemic’

Freetown selectmen hit with $1,000 civil penalty in Open Meeting Law violation

Task force meets in Wareham to study future of cranberry industry

Design for Quincy’s presidential crypt among $2.4M in funding requests

Fire dept. to file suit vs. maker of faulty engine

O’Malley ‘confident’ archdiocese will prevail in standoff with Scituate vigil group – The Boston Globe

GE’s private commuter rail station seen as lever to help revive Lynn – The Boston Globe

Walsh moves to spare high schools from cuts – The Boston Globe

Mass. beekeepers angry over state’s pesticide plan – The Boston Globe

MBTA wants to chat with person who entered Government Center station without authorization – The Boston Globe

More than 65 apply for Amherst town manager’s post, about 45 have some experience

Investor Glenn Edwards pitches loft apartments for Springfield’s Main Street, in talks with MGM