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Senate Bill Hearing Tuesday Mandating Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture

Amy Mager, Northampton Acupuncturist, during her regular WHMP segment, “Healing from Outside the Box, Inside the Heart,” urges people to attend a hearing on a Senate Bill at the State House Tuesday which would mandate insurance coverage for acupuncture.


Cong. Jim McGovern on Pope Address & Eradicating Hunger

McGovern, like the Pope, has made eradicating hunger a cornerstone of his career & will be marching with Monte Belmonte (and Bob Flaherty) this November for the Food Bank, prompting Bob to ask the congressman if he could get the Pope to march with us.

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Bob Dedicates Will Bike 4 Food Ride to late John Musante

So Bob will dedicate his 50-mile ride for the Food Bank Sunday to the late John Musante, Town Manager of Amherst.

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Transbathrooms for UMass

“You want to be with your people when you’re making noises”

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Student Loan Debt Discussed with Dave Eisenstadter

Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Dave Eisenstadter on his three-part series on student debt and how it can follow one for decades.…

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Father Coonan Comments on Pope’s Visit

Father Robert Coonan, Pastor of our Lady of Grace in Hatfield, speaks on the significance of the Pope’s visit and…

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Rosenberg Remembers Musante

Massachusetts Senate President, Stan Rosenberg, remembers the life and legacy of the late Amherst Town Manager, John Musante.


Disabled Dad and 8-year-old Daughter Set to Ride for Food Bank Sunday

Comedian Rob Murphy, disabled in an accident, has recently started riding a bike. He and his 8-year-old daughter Izzy will ride 10 miles Sept. 27 in Will bike 4 Food, as part of WHMPs team. .

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Latina Woman Receives New Kidney from Baystate, Encourages other Minorities to Donate Organs

“My (16-year-old) son wanted to donate HIS kidney to me, but I wouldn’t allow him because (diabetes) runs in my family; he might have kidney issues in the future and I don’t want him to go through that.”

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Trump drops 12 points in poll: Reuters/Ipsos


Donald Trump's support among Republicans has dropped 12 points in less than a week according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Police name suspect in Colorado Springs shooting


Police on Saturday identified the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic.

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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to holiday shopping


America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.

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Making headlines this week

Santa Claus participates in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

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

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Smartphones may have role in rise of U.S. traffic deaths


The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.