Holyoke State Rep Aaron Vega has announced he won’t run for the state Senate seat vacated by Mike Knapik, saying it’s a bit too soon. The at-large city councilor is a freshman state rep for the 5th Hampden District. There’s a lot on his plate; he and his wife run a yoga studio and are expecting their first child in November. Vega caused a stir when he took out nomination papers for the seat Monday. Outgoing Easthampton Mayor Mike Tautznik has also taken out papers for the seat as a Democratic candidate.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.
All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.
Senate Republicans will try to pass their own budget after House Republicans pushed through a plan that deeply cuts programs for the poor.
The United States is struggling to secure a framework nuclear deal by a March 31 deadline.