Morning News

Chris Talks Override, Pipeline and Food This Morning
Chris Talks Override, Pipeline and Food This Morning

Another loaded day on the “WHMP Morning News.” At 7:10, we’ll hear from State Rep. John Scibak on the resolution of the M.I.A.A-SAT issue. At 7:40, Ben Clark of Clarkdale Fruit Farms talks about his battle to keep a gas pipeline from being routed through his orchard. At 8:10, Northfield Town Clerk Joe Powers gives us the latest on this week’s override tie vote, and at 8:40, Tea Trekker Bob Heiss comes in to talk food. And we’ll wrapup with a conversation with WHMP host Bill Newman, who will be doing a reading of his new book “When The War Came Home” tonight at Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls. It all begins at 5:30 on WHMP and WHMP.com.

-Chris Collins

Recent Headlines

12 hours ago in National

Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

14-overlay-8

The Democratic Party said on Monday it would give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

12 hours ago in National

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

hawaiigunrestrictions16134856688305

Hawaii could become the first state in the nation to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

12 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

cigarettes16137527645580

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

13 hours ago in National

States on Zika’s frontline see big gaps in funding, expertise

zikaREUTERS

In Mississippi, a small team of entomologists has begun the first survey of mosquito populations in decades. Experts do not believe the kind of mosquitoes most likely to carry the Zika virus are active in the state, but they cannot know for sure.

13 hours ago in National, World

Obama prods Vietnam on rights, promotes Trans-Pacific Partnership

11-overlay-12

U.S. President Barack Obama chided Vietnam on political freedoms on Tuesday after critics of the communist-run government were prevented from meeting him in Hanoi, a discordant note on a trip otherwise steeped in words of amity between the former foes.