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WHMP Dakin Pets Of The Week

Two stray kittens are the WHMP Dakin pets of the week, available for adoption at the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield

Sykes, Ewing, Glazier, Cadieux

The Easthampton mayoral candidates debated Tuesday night at the Eastworks Building

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3,000 Childcare Vouchers Issued

The Patrick administration will issue three-thousand new vouchers so low-income moms can afford early education for their kids.

bicycle

No Charges In Fatal Amherst Bike Crash

No charges will be filed against a truck driver who hit and killed a 22-year-old bicyclist in Amherst last May

election

Bartley And Humason Win Senate Primaries

Holyoke City Councilor David Bartley has defeated Easthampton Mayor Michael Tautznik in the Democratic primary for Mike Knapik’s former state senate seat.

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Montague Man Dies in Single Car Crash

Authorities have identified the person killed when his pickup truck struck a tree in Montague and burst into flames

election

Primary Today For State Senate Seat

It’s primary election day in the 2nd Hampden-and-Hampshire State Senate district

broken window

Safe Lifted From Goodwill Store

A safe weighing 200 pounds has been stolen from the Goodwill store in Northampton

mexican food

Guerra Explains Mama Iguana Decision

Claudio Guerra says he’s closing Mama Iguana’s in Springfield because the Mexican restaurant concept doesn’t work in that space

family

Fuel Aid And Childcare Hit By Shutdown

The future is uncertain for more than 500 children using Headstart and childcare programs in the Franklin, Hampshire and North Quabbin regions

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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.