In Case You Missed It

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 10:00 PM
In Case You Missed It by Mike Iverson
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World

Mexican mayor, wife arrested in connection with missing students

Early in September, 43 students in the city of Iguala, Mexico disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Not long after, authorities uncovered mass graves at several locations, some of which contained the bodies of missing students. Now police have arrested both the former Mayor of Iguala and his wife in connection with the disappearances.

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The app that helps the Chinese masses mobilize online

In a country where communications have been historically restricted by government regulation, the mobile messaging app, WeChat, has gained widespread popularity. The app played a pivotal role in the organization of the recent Beijing protests, as its functionality includes the ability not only to text and voice chat, but to form groups of up to 500 people. While the app may not yet have gained popularity stateside, it is a crucial tool for social organizers in countries like China.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

National 

Federal judge overturns Kansas ban on same-sex marriage

After months of reform across the country in the realm of same-sex marriage allowances, Kansas has finally been pressed by a federal judge to overturn its ban on the act. U.S District Court Judge Daniel Crabtree defended same-sex couples’ right to marriage citing the 14th Amendment as protection for their rights. The ban is set to be lifted within a week unless Kansas chooses to appeal.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Regional

Arson damages historic Pa. covered bridge

In New Bloomfield, Pa., it appears that someone with a disdain for the scenic pleasures of Pennsylvania set fire to one of the state’s historic covered bridges. The bridge in question is the 125 year old Dellville Covered Bridge, which has been around since 1889. Police say that there is no doubt that the fire was set intentionally, and they are proceeding to search for suspects in the Wheatfield Township area. 

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Local

Erie School District, city: Private marina should pay taxes

A new attempt has been made on behalf of the Erie School District and the city itself to deny the Bay Harbor Marina’s most recent request for tax exemption. The argument is being made on the grounds that there is enough evidence to support that the marina is being maintained as private property, and therefore should not be exempt from paying property taxes.


Full article at www.goerie.com

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Keeping it local this holiday season

A wildlife photographer captures Presque Isle State Park at dawn.

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Questioning the nostalgia of Rogue One

 

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IN THIS ISSUE

Keeping it local this holiday season

A wildlife photographer captures Presque Isle State Park at dawn.

An account from the front lines of the North Dakota protest

 

Questioning the nostalgia of Rogue One

 

Get some holiday ink in exchange for donations

Prolific avant-garde bassist to perform solo one night only

Ruins has a retro authenticity that’s almost confusing.

Missy Twohig: owner, Sacred Piercing

Meet the Lee Family: owners of the last taxable property in the City of Erie.

Bogus baking soda and pessimistic pigs