Bianca Vázquez Toness
Bianca Vázquez Toness came to WBUR in 2006.
She got her start in journalism writing stories from Mexico for U.S. and Mexican publications. She later covered education and city hall for the Yakima Herald-Republic in Central Washington. Bianca made the switch to radio in 2005, while working at Minnesota Public Radio.
She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1999, with an A.B. in cultural anthropology.
BOSTON — The Senate candidates diverge on what to do about the millions of people living here without papers.
BOSTON — Gaming Commission members say the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is on track to develop a casino in Taunton even though it still needs federal approval.
THE STATE HOUSE — Gov. Deval Patrick plans to sign into law a crime bill that bars parole for three-time violent felons, despite the rejection of his amendment that would have provided more judicial discretion.
THE STATE HOUSE — The governor had tried to amend the measure to allow for judicial discretion, but lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected his amendment on Monday.
BOSTON — A key provision of the bill would bar parole for three-time violent offenders. Another would reduce some mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.
BOSTON — A committee of state lawmakers on Monday opted not to impose a deadline on the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe’s bid to build a casino in Taunton.
BOSTON — The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is another step closer to building a casino in Taunton.
BOSTON — The governor vetoed a plan to keep the Taunton State Psychiatric Hospital open and rejected controversial welfare and immigration measures.
BOSTON — It was an unlikely coalition of supporters at the State House Thursday: union leaders, hospital administrators, insurance providers, patients and preachers.
BOSTON — The state Gaming Commission met Monday in a public forum to address concerns over potential negative impacts casinos will have both on their host communities and the towns that surround them