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Easthampton Mayoral Debate Thursday Night

Easthampton’s mayoral candidates square off Thursday night in a debate at the new high school auditorium

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Northampton Debate Tonight

A debate between two at-large city council candidates in Northampton is on for tonight

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Two Holyokers Wage Write-In Campaigns

Two men are waging write-in campaigns for seats on the Holyoke City Council.

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Baystate Franklin Nurses Authorize Strike Call

Nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical have authorized their union to call for a three-day strike if contract negotiations continue to stall

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WHMP Dakin Pet Of The Week

Bentley, Domestic Short Hair Cat, Neutered Male, 3 years old is available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

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Baystate Franklin Nurses Set To Take Strike Vote

(Greenfield, MA) – Union nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center are expected to decide Tuesday whether to strike for the second…

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Cooley Dickinson Reconsiders Closing Pediatric Unit

Cooley Dickinson Hospital is rethinking a decision to close its pediatric unit

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Health Connector Website Still Buggy

It’s been a week since the state’s updated health connector website went live but some are still experiencing bugs with the website

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Low-Income Clinic Eyed For Amherst

The Hilltown Community Health Center may be opening a satellite clinic in Amherst

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Dobelle’s Lawyer: We Will Sue WSU

The lawyer for Westfield State University president Evan Dobelle is threatening to sue the school’s trustees if they vote to suspend him at Wednesday’s board meeting

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TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

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The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.

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Hundreds protest for $15 minimum wage at McDonald’s headquarters

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Hundreds of protesters marched through pouring rain to call for higher wages and union rights at McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, leading the hamburger chain to shut down its headquarters a day before its annual meeting.

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Funding battle begins with House bill on regulators, agencies

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The first shots in a political battle over funding for a range of federal activities rang out during a congressional subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, as Republicans and Democrats took opposing stances on a budget bill for financial regulators and other agencies.

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States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

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Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment."

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, May 26

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.