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News Minute: Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST

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BOSTON (AP) - Attorney General Maura Healey is calling for a statewide plan to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles. Healey made the comments at a hearing on how the state should use $75 million from a settlement with Volkswagen, Porsche and Audi. Healey said the state should work to exceed its current goal of 300,000 registered zero emission vehicles by 2025 and make electric cars accessible to families of all incomes.

BOSTON (AP) - A winter storm could bring as much as 8 inches of snow to southern New England and less to northern states. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued winter storm warnings for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and winter storm advisories for parts of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Parking bans and cancellations are being announced.

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts marijuana regulators are facing a decision later this month on whether to approve draft regulations that would allow for the licensing of "cannabis cafes" and other places where adults can gather and use recreational marijuana. The idea has received strong opposition from Gov. Charlie Baker's administration and law enforcement officials who warn of public safety and health risks if such facilities were to open.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A group of U.S senators is calling for a $1 billion federal government investment for the development of a universal flu vaccine. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut announced the proposal Saturday at a flu shot clinic in East Hartford. It's being co-sponsored by Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey and several senators. A universal vaccine would provide protection against multiple types of the flu, rather than a select few that a typical seasonal vaccine guards against.

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