In Case You Missed It

Category:  News & Politics
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.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

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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100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

IN THIS ISSUE

100 years of drama, music, laughter, and family. 

A longtime local car-parts sculptor gets Ripley’s acclaim for his delightfully out-there art.

A call to save nursing jobs and chemotherapy infusion services at the Regional Cancer Center. 

Stop by VegFest 2016 and discover the fun in a plant-based lifestyle.

On Sept. 25, Mary Halvorson brings her current duo project, Secret Keeper, featuring bassist Stephan Crump, to Erie’s PACA.

The Colony Plaza parking lot will transform into an outdoor shopping and socializing event called Parking Lot Palooza.

This is the fourth album for Cleveland punk quartet Signals Midwest, and it might be their best yet. 

Fairness and justice take center stage in our commonwealth.

Handy emojis for Erie texting.

Audit looming? No problem. Just use accounting ‘adjustments,’ like the Department of the Army.