(Holyoke, MA) — Holyoke state rep Aaron Vega and some of his State House colleagues were at HCC Monday for a public hearing on student loan debt. Members of the Joint Committee on Higher Education listened as students told their stories. Many said they were graduating with crippling debt into jobs that barely support their basic needs. The Subcommittee on Student Loan Debt is gathering ideas and input in their tour across the state.
An announcement on whether a grand jury has indicted a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager is expected this afternoon.
Hagel was appointed less than two years ago as Obama pushed his signature program of winding up wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The U.S. military will have a wider role to fight the Taliban alongside Afghan forces after the current mission ends next month.
The President shrugged off criticism of his executive action on immigration.