In Case You Missed It

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Friday, November 21st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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World

 Iraq, Syria In The Midst Of A Refugee ‘Mega-Crisis’

The ongoing fighting in Iraq and Syria that has followed the rise of ISIS has produced a staggering number of refugees who are trying to flee the carnage. In an interview with NPR Thursday, the U.N.’s top official for refugees, Antonio Gueterres, stated that the crisis has reached such a level that the idea of providing the needed humanitarian aid seems unthinkably difficult. With conflict still raging throughout the Middle East, a solution to the issue may be far off.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

National

7 Questions About The President’s Immigration Plan Answered

Last night, President Obama appeared on national television in order to fill Americans in on his plan for immigration reform. Despite this, many people remain skeptical or confused as to the specifics of the plan. In an effort to help such citizens along, NPR has put together a list of commonly voiced questions about the legislation, which should hopefully clarify the President’s plan for those who either missed his address, or didn’t quite follow along.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

The CIA Wants To Delete Old Email; Critics Say ‘Not So Fast’

In a controversial move that is both a sort of housekeeping, and an alleged means of security preservation, the CIA is planning to delete the emails of all its employees save for its top 22 officials, within three years of their retirement. Before this plan can be enacted, the agency must receive a sign off from the National Archives. However, many critics have become wary of this move on the grounds that lower ranking employees still deal with highly sensitive information.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Regional

Attorney General’s Office: No Child Porn Found

The Attorney General’s office has been added to the list of government agencies that have seen some sort of pornography scandal in recent months. A series of emails exchanged between employees were said to contain graphic, and possibly illegal, pornographic material. However, as of Wednesday the Attorney General’s Office announced that no child pornography was found amongst the emails.

Full article at www.goerie.com

 

Local

Search For Evidence Ongoing In Edinboro Homicide

Monday evening saw the traumatic fatal shooting of a 22-year old man outside of a Water Street apartment complex on Monday night. The shooting, and subsequent search for the suspect, had Edinboro University campus in a state of emergency lockdown for much of the night. Although suspect Trey D. Gunter has been arrested and detained at this point, police continue to search for evidence to build their case against the young man.


Full article at www.goerie.com

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CURRENT

Erie’s leaders have an opportunity to shape the conversation, and thereby bring about real change. 

Eight innovative companies influencing our region

Local refugees and immigrants show a true entrepreneurial spirit.

Back-to-back shows at Basement Transmissions showcase two modern giants of metal  

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are bringing their light to the Kings Rook Club on Saturday, May 6.

IN THIS ISSUE

Eight innovative companies influencing our region

Local refugees and immigrants show a true entrepreneurial spirit.

Back-to-back shows at Basement Transmissions showcase two modern giants of metal  

Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors are bringing their light to the Kings Rook Club on Saturday, May 6.

AInterplanetary Class Classics sets modest goals and accomplishes every last one of them.

Business advice from a few of our past honorees 

Erie’s urban farming initiative up for final vetting at May 3rd public hearing

 

Booking a Show

Scotty’s Martini Lounge brings two of the region’s O.G. punk bands to Erie for their “Seis de Mayo” party.

Steve Scull will serve as moderator for the Erie Mayoral Debate on Thursday, May 4.