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'Step Up' Event Raises Awareness of Child Abuse in Berkshires

When Kiersten Thomann, a senior at McCann Tech, got pregnant, she heard what people were saying. "People would say you can't do this, she ruined her life, she will never graduate," Thomann said.

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Local Woman's Murder Sparks Rally to Raise Transgender Awareness

Some 40 people attended Saturday's rally, including Steele-Knudslien's friends from the Northampton/Springfield area, to raise awareness of the LGBTQ community. The event had initially been scheduled for Northern Berkshire District Court but removed to City Hall for better exposure.

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Veterans Rucking Across The State For Suicide Awareness

On average 20 veterans a day commit suicide. "Veterans are about 6 percent of the population but they are 20 percent of the suicide rate right now. That is something we as a community, we as veterans, we as active service members, can all work on to help those veterans as they transition back into this very strange life," said Darren Bean, the president of the Warrior Thunder Foundation, a non-profit organization who focus on helping veterans from even getting to that point.

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