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AM Briefing: Fees Rise At State Colleges; 1st Work Day With Higher T Fares

Good morning. Top local stories and what we're watching this Monday:

-- Eight of 9 state universities approved fee hikes averaging about 6 percent. [Boston Globe]

-- It's the first work day with higher T fares, after the MBTA's hikes — averaging 23 percent — went into effect yesterday.

-- Three ballot campaigns must turn in at least 11,485 signatures by Tuesday to lock in their proposals for November votes.

-- With less than one month now remaining in the current legislative session, five bills are stuck in conference committees, including health care cost containment legislation.

Sports:

-- In topping the Mariners, the Red Sox notched their first extra-innings win of the season.

-- Designated hitter David Ortiz is Boston's only All-Star this year. [Boston Herald]

-- After agreeing to a new contract with forward Kevin Garnett, the Celtics have offered sharpshooter Ray Allen a new two-year deal. [ESPN Boston]

This program aired on July 2, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

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