Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized after after photos surfaced showing him wearing brownface and blackface as a young man, saying he has no plans to resign and vowing to continue his campaign for re-election in October. "Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of black face," Trudeau said at a news conference Thursday in a public park in Winnipeg. "I should have understood that then and I never...
It’s the end of an era for a Northampton, Massachusetts, institution. The Pioneer Valley Roller Derby has called The Bunker their home track for nearly a decade. But Saturday’s bouts were the last ever in the beloved building.
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Our back-to-school-book series continues with " The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle ." This middle grade book is about a twelve-year-old girl's quest to make a friend. But it's not quite as simple as that.
Updated at 12:47 a.m. on September 20, 2019 In September, voters in five western Massachusetts cities are casting ballots in mayoral preliminary elections. Those non-partisan contests will narrow each field to two candidates heading into the November 5 general elections.
Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75. Roberts died Tuesday because of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement. A bestselling author and Emmy Award winner, Roberts was one of NPR's most recognizable voices and is considered one of a handful of pioneering female journalists — along with Nina...
Students and climate activists across western Massachusetts are preparing to join in a week of global protests at the end of September. They’re calling on governments to respond more urgently to the climate crisis.
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Organic dairy farmers in Vermont say inconsistent enforcement of industry standards have allowed large-scale producers to market milk that is not truly organic. The farmers are asking Congress for help to close regulatory loopholes they say have given some large farms an unfair advantage in the market.