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Lopsided Debate Tonight In Holyoke

A candidates debate will go on tonight in Holyoke, even though three out of five mayoral candidates won’t show up.

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Revered Sax Player To Be Honored at Northampton JazzFest

This year’s Northampton Jazz Festival will honor the memory of the great Marion Brown.

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WHMP Dakin Heavy Petting Pet Of The Week

Ramsey, a 6 year old spayed female Keeshond/Chow Chow mix is our WHMP Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society pet of the week.

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Gun Buyback Day Planned for Hampshire and Franklin Counties

Police in Hampshire and Franklin counties are sponsoring a gun buyback day.

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Yankee Candle Company Sold

Yankee Candle has been sold. The consumer company Jarden is buying the South Deerfield based candle company for $1.75 billion.

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Amherst Will Not Consider Flying Flags on 9-11

The Amherst Select Board will not set up a special meeting to consider a request by resident Larry Kelly to fly commemorative US flags on September 11th this year.

UMass Amherst

UMass Chancellor Promotes Partnership With Area Towns

Promoting economic development is one way UMass is looking to partner with Amherst and other towns in the region.

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Northampton RoundUp Controversy Continues

Athletic fields under construction in Florence got a one-time hit of RoundUp Tuesday. But protesters aren’t happy about it.

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Patrick Rings Bells For Dr. King

For Governor Patrick, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has personal meaning.

President Obama Makes Statement On The Sequestration

Mass Delegation Urges Caution On Syria

The Bay State’s congressional delegation is urging President Obama to proceed with caution in Syria.

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Celebrities protest new Indiana law

George Takei poses for a portrait at Quaker Good Energy Lodge with GenArt and the Collective , during the Sundance Film Festival, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Celebrities call for an Indiana boycott after the passing of a controversial law that could lead to discrimination against gay couples.

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Senate’s Harry Reid will not seek re-election

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. adjusts his glasses as he speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, following a policy luncheon. Reid is wearing special glasses as part of his recovery from injuries suffered in an exercise accident in January.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that it would be "inappropriate" for him to seek re-election.